Matt Cain throws first perfect game in Giants history
Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants threw the first perfect game of his career last night, and the first perfect game in franchise history in a 10-0 win over the Houston Astros. Cain also tied Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax for the most strikeouts in a perfect game with 14.
Cain, who the Giants recently signed to a six-year $127.5M contract back in April, threw 125 pitches and was helped out by a spectacular catch by right fielder Gregor Blanco in the top of the seventh, which preserved the perfect game. The 125 pitches were the most ever thrown in a perfect game. Cain’s performance was the fifth no-hitter in the majors this season, and the second perfect game. Not since 1917 have there been five no-hitters thrown by mid-June.