Cain's decorated 13-year career came to an end with him pitching five shutout innings in the
The home crowd at AT&T Park saluted the right-hander, a cornerstone of the Giants' championship era who pitched the only perfect game in franchise history. Cain took a curtain call and exited with a 1-0 lead.
"It was definitely an emotional roller-coaster as you walk out onto the field and take the bullpen mound," Cain said. "The first couple of innings were all adrenaline, the last three were just on the guys and the fans, the fans just willing me along."
Cain gave up two hits, struck out four and walked one. He made his last start a day ahead of his 33rd birthday and at the close of a $127.5 million, six-year contract.
“I think we'll look back at this game as another great memory we have of Matt Cain, from the perfect game to his postseason pitching,” Giants manager
Beset by injuries in recent years, Cain has said he couldn't imagine pitching for another team. The three-time All-Star finished 3-11 with a 5.43 ERA this year.
Cain pitched the clinching games of the 2010 and 2012
Scherzer stumbled on a 2-2 pitch to
This was Scherzer's final tuneup before the Nationals play the Chicago Cubs in the Division Series beginning Friday. Scherzer leads the