Giants Vs. Cardinals: Matt Cain Looks To Avoid Short Series Sweep

The San Francisco Giants couldn't get any offense going against the St. Louis Cardinals' Jaime Garcia, but turn to Matt Cain to avoid the shortened series sweep on Thursday afternoon.

Cain (2-2 2.28) has been pitching much better than his record shows, earning the win in his last start in Arizona after six innings on one run ball. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny actually caught Cain's first game back when he was the Giants catcher from 2005-06.

"I remember catching his first game and I've seen him develop into a superstar," said Matheny, who in 2005-06 caught Cain while with the Giants. "He would follow Jason Schmidt and myself around and ask questions."

He'll be going up against Adam Wainwright (2-4 6.16) who's been up and down after missing all of 2011, lasting only 4.1 innings in his last start, giving up five earned runs en route to his fourth loss of the year. He is 1-3 in four games (three start) at AT&T Park with a 4.32 ERA and a .312 BAA.

First pitch is set for 12:45 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

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