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Matt Cain’s Arm, Bat Lead Giants Past Nationals 3-1

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Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on June 8, 2011. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on June 8, 2011. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) ― Matt Cain overpowered Washington with 11 strikeouts in his first complete game of the season and also hit an RBI double that helped the San Francisco Giants beat the Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday for their sixth win in eight games.

Rookie Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the seventh inning and later scored an insurance run to help the first-place Giants win their third straight series.

Yunesky Maya delivered the best performance of his career but remained winless in eight career starts as the Nationals could only muster an RBI double by Rick Ankiel in the seventh inning against Cain (5-4).

Cain and Maya were strong early, with the game remaining scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning. That’s when the Giants came through with back-to-back, one-out doubles by Eli Whiteside and Cain. The hit was just the third this season for Cain and his first RBI in a year.

(© 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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