Matt Cain. (Jason O. Watson / Getty Images Sport)
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Cain became the first pitcher in the Giants' long history to twirl a perfect game, retiring all 27 Astros he faced in dominating fashion Wednesday.
Cain recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts, matching Sandy Koufax for the most punchouts in a perfect game, while the San Francisco offense pounded out 15 hits in a 10-0 rout.
It was the 22nd perfect game in Major League history and second this year. The White Sox's Philip Humber accomplished the feat back on April 21.
The Giants now have 14 no-hitters in their history, six since their move to San Francisco. Jonathan Sanchez was the last to do so on July 10, 2009 against the Padres.
Cain threw 125 pitches in the masterpiece and received some quality defense, along with a plethora of offense, along the way.
Gregor Blanco went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, but will most be remembered for a sensational diving catch along the warning track in right- center in the seventh inning.
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