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Cain does it all
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Giants 4, Astros 2
Matt Cain crosses home plate after his fifth-inning homer. (Ben Margot/AP)
Matt Cain almost always wins when the Giants score at least three runs for him, and they did that after one inning vs. the Astros. The right-hander made it stand up with eight innings of solid pitching and even padded the lead with his second homer of the year. Fred Lewis fell a homer short of hitting for his second career cycle.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (22-18)
Lost 1
San Francisco 4, Houston 2   SF
San Francisco (17-23)
Won 1
May 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 7 0
San Francisco
3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 5/13/08  |  Recap: HOU | SF  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Giants stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4000112.193
Matsui, 2B5010011.264
Tejada, SS4110012.338
Berkman, 1B3010110.392
Lee, LF4122002.282
Blum, 3B4000002.207
Pence, RF3010102.281
Towles, C4010012.157
Backe, P1000110.250
  a-Erstad, PH1000000.291
  Byrdak, P0000000.333
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  b-Cruz, PH1000000.125
Totals342724613 

a-Flied out for Backe in the 7th. b-Flied out for Wright in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Matsui (7, Cain), Pence (9, Cain).
HR: Lee (8, 8th inning off Cain, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Matsui 2; Tejada; Berkman; Lee 5; Pence 2; Towles.
RBI: Lee 2 (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee; Bourn; Pence; Towles.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
PB: Towles (1).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF4130000.298
Vizquel, SS3111001.385
Winn, RF4111002.286
Molina, C4010003.272
Rowand, CF4000011.325
Bowker, 1B3000000.272
  a-Castillo, PH-3B1000001.250
Durham, 2B2010100.253
Aurilia, 3B-1B3000012.247
Cain, P3111010.294
  Wilson, P0000000.000
Totals314831310 

a-Grounded out for Bowker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Vizquel (2, Backe), Winn (8, Backe), Lewis (10, Backe).
3B: Lewis (3, Backe).
HR: Cain (2, 5th inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lewis 6; Vizquel 2; Winn 2; Molina; Durham; Cain 4.
RBI: Vizquel (2), Winn (13), Cain (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 2.
S: Vizquel.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
PB: Molina (4).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe (L, 2-5)6.07431314.62
Byrdak 1.10000000.00
Villarreal 0.11000005.57
Wright 0.10000003.38
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cain (W, 2-3)8.07224514.17
Wilson (S, 12)1.00000103.18

IBB: Berkman (by Cain).
Pitches-strikes: Backe 86-57, Byrdak 10-7, Villarreal 9-7, Wright 6-3, Cain 114-74, Wilson 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 10-5, Byrdak 1-3, Villarreal 0-1, Wright 1-0, Cain 8-11, Wilson 0-2.
Batters faced: Backe 26, Byrdak 4, Villarreal 2, Wright 1, Cain 35, Wilson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 30,858.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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