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MLB notes: Matt Cain calls it a career as Giants lose 3-2 to Padres

MLB notes: Matt Cain calls it a career as Giants lose 3-2 to Padres

Matt Cain raised his arms and waved his cap, fighting off tears amid a standing ovation as he walked off the mound for the last time Saturday.

Cain's decorated 13-year career came to an end with him pitching five shutout innings in the San Francisco Giants 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.

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...

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