Giants ace Matt Cain couldn't continue his recent postseason magic and gave up three runs in just five innings on Saturday. The Reds ended Cain's streak of 23⅓ innings pitched in the postseason without giving up a run.
The Giants had a prime opportunity to take advantage of the Reds' misfortune as after only eight pitches ace Johnny Cueto left the game with an injury, and the Giants faced the bullpen the rest of the way.
The Giants couldn't capitalize and will now give the ball to Madison Bumgarner to try to right the ship in Game 2. He'll face the Reds' Bronson Arroyo.
Bumgarner was 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA as a rookie during the Giants' 2010 championship run and comes into Game 2 after posting a 16-11 record with a 3.37 ERA during the regular season.
Arroyo has never won a postseason game and has never won a game in San Francisco. Arroyo was 12-10 with a 3.74 ERA during the regular season.
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