Giants' Matt Cain scratched from Monday start because of hamstring

Matt Cain’s balky hamstring will keep him off the mound for now. (USATSI)
Matt Cain’s balky hamstring will keep him off the mound for now. (USATSI)

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The Giants have scratched right-hander Matt Cain from his scheduled Monday start against the Cubs, writes CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly. Cain has been dealing with a hamstring strain that he suffered during his start last Wednesday. It's a grade-1 strain, so the Giants are hoping that Cain will be able to avoid a DL stint. Yusmeiro Petit will start in Cain's place on Monday. 

This season, the 29-year-old Cain has pitched to a 3.66 ERA and 2.29 K/BB ratio after nine starts. He's coming off a disappointing 2013 (4.00 ERA in 184 1/3 innings), but he finished sixth in the NL Cy Young balloting in 2012 and owns a career ERA+ of 118. 

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