SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Cain needed this kind of outing. The former Giants ace has struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness since throwing his perfect game more than three years ago.
Cain started for the first time in six weeks and pitched two-hit ball for five scoreless innings. He was in line for his 98th career victory before the Colorado Rockies rallied for seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Sunday.
"I can feel good about the offseason and wipe the slate clean," Cain said. "I can reflect back on making certain big pitches, if I was worried about technique or my mental state. I won't have to worry about rehab. It will be about getting rest and letting my elbow heel."