In what is becoming a trend in Major League Baseball, there was another no-hitter on Wednesday night.
This time it was a perfect game for San Francisco Giants’ right hander Matt Cain.
Cain, pitched the 22nd perfect game in baseball history in a 10-0 shutout win over the Houston Astros. It was also the fifth no-hitter this season, following Philip Humber, Jered Weaver, Johan Santana and the six Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Cain also had a career high 14 strikeouts.
The perfect game came in San Francisco also came on the eve of the 2012 United States Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco–fitting because Cain is an avid golfer.
The ten runs San Francisco scored in the no-hitter was the most since the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles on September 1, 2007 on a no-hitter by Clay Buchholz.
Right fielder Gregor Blanco and first baseman Brandon Belt each had three runs batted in for the Giants, who are now 3.5 games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West. The Giants do however hold the wildcard spot.
Meanwhile, the news continues to get poor for the Toronto Blue Jays, who have dropped below .500 after being swept by the Washington Nationals. The news is even worse on the injury front, as starting pitchers Brandon Morrow and Kyle Drabek are both on the shelf.