While Matt Cain is looking to end his longest season-opening drought in five years, the San Francisco Giants are trying to avoid their longest losing streak in almost three.
Didi Gregorius scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 11th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 Tuesday night after blowing a late four-run lead.
While trying to bounce back from a rough outing, Cain will also look to lead the Giants to an eighth consecutive home win and a season-high fifth in a row overall Tuesday night as he opposes the red-hot Patrick Corbin.
Milwaukee took all three games from the World Series champion Giants and won its season-high fourth in a row after a 1-8 skid.
Starlin Castro’s ninth-inning double off the center-field wall gave the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win Friday over the San Francisco Giants.
Matt Cain became the first Giants pitcher to allow nine runs in an inning since 1902 when Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals tagged him Sunday in a 14-3 romp over San Francisco.
It was a pitchers’ duel between the Giants’ Matt Cain and the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in Los Angeles Monday afternoon.
Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on opening day.
Marco Scutaro came up with a rare play, taking an extra base after a walk Tuesday as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-2.
What the Giants fear is the worst-case scenario: that he gets knocked around similarly to last year when the season starts and they are forced to consider removing him from the rotation.