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Giants' Cain improves to 7-1, beats Nats in rain-shortened nightcap

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WASHINGTON -- The San Francisco Giants completed a doubleheader sweep of the Washington Nationals with a rain-shortened 4-1 victory. The game, which followed Randy Johnson's 300th career victory in the opener, was called with two outs in the top of the sixth after a delay of 67 minutes.

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Matt Cain (7-1) won his fifth consecutive decision. San Francisco broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth with a five-hit rally against Ross Detwiler (0-2), including a run-scoring double by Pablo Sandoval and RBI singles by Aaron Rowand and Rich Aurilia.

"To get the 300th win for R.J. is huge," Cain said. "It was my intention to keep the momentum going for us."

Notes

  • Johnson is the fourth pitcher to win his 300th with the Giants, joining Christy Mathewson in 1912 and Tim Keefe and Mickey Welch, both in 1890.
  • Washington OF Josh Willingham remained sidelined with a stomach virus.
  • The Nationals have lost eight of nine and 20 of 24.
 
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Matt Cain follows a popup through the raindrops on his way to a seventh victory in eight decisions.  (AP)
Matt Cain follows a popup through the raindrops on his way to a seventh victory in eight decisions. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Francisco

M. Cain
IP 5.0
H 5
ER 1
BB 2
K 7
San Francisco

R. Aurilia
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
San Francisco Giants
Aaron Rowand, CF3111101 .294
Edgar Renteria, SS3110001 .247
Andres Torres, LF3110022 .250
Pablo Sandoval, 1B3011001 .301
Rich Aurilia, 3B3021001 .221
Eli Whiteside, C3011003 .300
Nate Schierholtz, RF3010012 .242
Emmanuel Burriss, 2B3110011 .273
Matt Cain, P3010012 .263
Totals27410415  
Batting
2B - Pablo Sandoval (15, Detwiler), Nate Schierholtz (4, Detwiler), Emmanuel Burriss (6, Detwiler)
RBI - Aaron Rowand (25), Pablo Sandoval (22), Rich Aurilia (12), Eli Whiteside (2)
2-OUT RBI - Pablo Sandoval (9), Rich Aurilia (6), Eli Whiteside (2)
SB - Andres Torres (2, 2nd base off Detwiler/Bard)
Team LOB - 7
San Francisco Giants
Matt Cain (W,7-1) 5511270 2.27
WP - Matt Cain (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 82-58
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 2-6
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 22
Washington Nationals
Cristian Guzman, SS3110011 .326
Nick Johnson, 1B3010010 .330
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B1011100 .321
Adam Dunn, LF2000122 .261
Elijah Dukes, RF2000001 .270
Willie Harris, CF2010012 .273
Josh Bard, C2000001 .212
Anderson Hernandez, 2B2010001 .287
Ross Detwiler, P2000022 .000
Totals1915127  
Batting
2B - Cristian Guzman (11, Cain), Anderson Hernandez (6, Cain)
3B - Willie Harris (2, Cain)
SF - Ryan Zimmerman (3)
RBI - Ryan Zimmerman (38)
Team LOB - 6
Washington Nationals
Ross Detwiler (L,0-2) 5.21044150 5.23
Pitches-Strikes - Ross Detwiler 76-51
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ross Detwiler 3-9
Batters Faced - Ross Detwiler 28
Game Information
Attendance - 16787
Game Time - 1:37
Temperature - 60
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - R.J. Thompson