The San Francisco Giants took care of business behind a domineering Madison Bumgarner Tuesday night, and now look for the same from the workhorse Matt Cain against the Houston Astros on Wednesday at AT&T Park.
Matt Cain has been flat out amazing lately, owning a 0.83 ERA in his last three starts (21 2/3 innings) and has won each of his last six starts since May 12. He's also lasted at least six innings in all 12 of his starts this year, the longest streak by a Giants pitcher to open a season since Atlee Hammaker started the 1983 season with an outstanding 21 starts of six or more innings to start the year.
Cain hasn't been dominant in his career against Houston, owning a unremarkable 1-3 record with a 4.69 ERA in seven games against the Astros. He hasn't beaten them since May 13, 2008.
On the flip side the Astros' J.A. Happ is trying to avoid his fourth consecutive loss. He's given up nine runs in 18 innings of work in his last three starts, though the Astros have scored four total runs in those three outings.Happ gave up four runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Cardinals in his last start.
First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
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