Cain has been solid since the All-Star break, though, and he’ll look to help deal the Milwaukee Brewers a fifth loss in six games as the last-place clubs continue their series Tuesday night.
Chad Gaudin regained his dominant form last time out and will try to maintain that Monday night while helping the San Francisco Giants end their recent woes at home.
Bartolo Colon won his fourth straight start and Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer to lead the Oakland A’s to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
The Oakland Athletics’ improved play outside the Bay Area has helped them reach their high-water mark of the season.
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.
In the long-term, Jean Segura could be a Brewers fixture at shortstop for the next few years.
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired third baseman Stephen Parker from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Darren Byrd on Wednesday.
Matt Cain allowed one run and struck out four in three innings as the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Sunday,
Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun homered in his first at-bat of the exhibition season and the Brewers beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Saturday.
Now that Matt Holliday has left town, the leather-lunged portion of the crowd at AT&T Park will need a new target.