Pablo Sandoval gets congratulations after his first-inning homer. (Morry Gash/AP)
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
Matt Cain entered the game looking to become the National League's first 10-game winner, and Pablo Sandoval's first-inning homer gave Cain a quick lead. Cain gave back two runs in the bottom of the frame, however, and the Giants never got on track offensively to recover.
Game Scores: Cain, M , Gallardo . Pitches-strikes: Cain, M 100-62, Valdez, M 24-10, Gallardo 118-68, Coffey 2-1, Villanueva, Ca 13-8. Groundouts-flyouts: Cain, M 6-4, Valdez, M 0-2, Gallardo 7-4, Coffey 0-1, Villanueva, Ca 0-1. Batters faced: Cain, M 30, Valdez, M 5, Gallardo 30, Coffey 1, Villanueva, Ca 3. Inherited runners-scored: Coffey 2-0. Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B:
Paul Schrieber. Weather: 78 degrees, clear. Wind: 9 mph, In from LF. T: 2:29. Att:
37,345. Venue: Miller Park. June 26, 2009 June 26, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner