Giants rout Pirates, salvage series
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Matt Cain pitched 6 2/3 scoreless frames and Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer as the San Francisco Giants crushed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-0, to salvage a win in the finale of a three-game set at PNC Park.
Pitching on the one-year anniversary of his 2012 perfect game versus the Houston Astros, Cain (5-3) gave up just two hits and two walks and struck out three while improving to 5-1 over his last eight starts.
Gregor Blanco and Buster Posey each drove in two runs for the Giants.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton (0-1), who had been sidelined for more than a year thanks to right elbow inflammation which eventually required Tommy John surgery, allowed four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and plunked three over five frames to absorb the loss.
Pittsburgh, which had won four of five coming in, was also looking for its first sweep of San Francisco since May 6-8, 2008.
06/13 22:31:42 ET