Cy Young candidate Matt Cain takes the bump for the Giants. Cain hasn't lost a start since early August and finished the season with a 16-5 record and 2.79 ERA. While the Giants' starting pitching has been the strength of the team, the Giants have also benefited from an improved offense, led by the bat of NL batting champ Buster Posey and midseason acquisitions Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro
The Reds will send right hander Johnny Cueto to face Cain. Cueto finished his Cy Young campaign with 19-9 record and a 2.78 ERA. Cueto lost his one start against the Giants just before the All-Star break, allowing two runs over six innings.
First pitch from AT&T Park is set for 6:37 p.m. PT. TBS will carry the game nationally and it can be heard in the Bay Area on KNBR 680 AM.