National League Game Summary - Arizona at San Francisco|
(Wednesday, September 26th)
Final Score: San Francisco 6, Arizona 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Cain spun seven scoreless innings to
guide the playoff-bound San Francisco Giants to a 6-0 triumph over the Arizona
Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Cain (16-5) allowed four runs and struck out six en route to his sixth win in
nine starts. Cain reached the 16-win plateau for the first time in his career
with the win.
"Cain shut us down," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "He could throw any
pitch at any time to any place he wants. We didn't swing the bats well at
Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and Buster Posey drove in a run
for the Giants, who have won 11 of their last 14 overall.
Posey became the third catcher in franchise history to tally 100 RBI in a
"That's quite a milestone, especially for a catcher. Those guys have to take a
lot of time off and they get banged up pretty good back there," Giants manager
Bruce Bochy said of the accomplishment.
Wade Miley (16-11) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits and struck
out three over four innings.
The D'backs trail the St. Louis Cardinals by 5 1/2 games for the final wild
card spot in the NL.
San Francisco scored a pair of runs in both the third and fourth innings.
In the third, Cain singled and Angel Pagan walked before moving up on Marco
Scutaro's sacrifice bunt. Sandoval followed with a base hit to plate Cain
before Pagan scored on Posey's single to left field.
Brandon Belt opened the fourth with a triple and Brandon Crawford walked
before Cain reached on a fielding error to load the bases. Scutaro's single
plated Belt before Crawford scored on Sandoval's ground out.
Cain's RBI single in the fifth scored Hunter Pence to push the Giants' lead to
5-0 and Scuatro scored on a wild pitch in the eighth to cap the scoring.
Cain is 6-0 over his last nine starts and has allowed two or fewer runs in
each of his last four outings ... San Francisco is 7-2 on a 10-game homestand
... Arizona is 40-40 on the road this season and will conclude its final road-
trip of the season Thursday.
09/27 02:45:33 ET