Originally written on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 6/14/12
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In a stunning performance San Francisco Giants starter Matt Cain tossed the first perfect game in franchise history tonight, winning 10-0 against the Houston Astros at AT&T Park.Cain threw 125 pitches, 86 of which were strikes, to record the 22nd perfect game in Major League Baseball history. It was the first perfect game pitched for the Giants since the team was founded in 1883.Matt Cain also went one for three with a single at the plate and scored a run in the Giants win. His 2012 record is now 8-2 with a .85 WHIP and a 2.18 ERA. MLB hitters are batting .192 against Cain this year, and he has 96 SO and 16 BB in 95 IP.Cain's 14 strikeouts tied LA Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax for most Ks in a perfect game in MLB history. Koufax beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on September 9, 1965 at Dodgers Stadium.Cain had absolute command of his fast ball and made several critical outs with change-ups as he faced and set down 27 Houston Astro hitters in a row. Giant hitters blasted three two-run home...
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