The San Francisco Giants were looking for a win on get away day against the Miami Marlins, turning to Matt Cain to get the job done this afternoon. Cain was solid once again, but it was Melky Cabrera who would dominate the fish, playing a huge part in their 3-2 victory.
Melky finished 4-4 on the day, including a first innings home run and three more singles, scored all three of the Giants runs, stole two bases, made a pair of outrageous catches in the outfield, and was simply MVP of the day for both squads. Angel Pagan plated Melky in the fourth with a sacrifice fly, which was looking to be enough for Cain early in his outing.
Cain (W 5-2) gave up a pair of RBI singles to Chris Coglahn and Jose Reyes, but keep them in check with only five hits, three walks, and four strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work.
Buster Posey made his presence felt with an RBI double in the sixth for the winning run, though had a great opportunity in the eighth after Pagan led off with a triple. Miami skipper Ozzie Guillen guessed correctly on a pitch out, barely tagging Pagan out at third.
Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez held it down for Cain, than Santiago Cassila got his 12th save of the year with his 1.1 innings of work as well. Ricky Nolasco (L 5-3) took the loss despite pitching well, lasting seven innings along with two walks and two strikeouts.
The Giants fly right back to San Francisco today, taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three game set starting Monday.
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