Aug 17, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches to San Diego Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia (bottom left) during the eighth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Giants didn't miss suspended superstar Melky Cabrera as they pounded the San Diego Padres, 10-1 in the series opener in San Diego on Friday night.
The offense was plenty potent enough to produce without their All-Star outfielder present -- every Giants player reached base safely in the third inning when the team broke the game open and scored eight runs. From that point on, the game was all but over and out of reach for the offensively-challenged Padres.
Matt Cain (12-5) was dominant in the contest, no-hitting the Padres through 4 1/3 innings until Yonder Alonso doubled to right field. He notched his 12th win of the season and managed to strike out six through eight innings of work.