Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Video: Final out of perfect game and no-hitter by San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game and no-hitter against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

It was the first ever perfect game by a Giants' pitcher. Here is the final out.

Cain dominated the Astros' hitters all night long and struck out 14 batters.

Cain tied Sandy Koufax with the most strikeouts in a perfect game. Cain almost had a no-hitter in April against the Pittsburgh Pirates but Pirates' pitcher James McDonald hit a single off Cain.

There were some close calls though as Chris Snyder almost hit a homer but left fielder Melky Cabrera made a great catch.

In the seventh inning, Gregor Blanco made a diving catch in right field to rob Jordan Schafer of a hit.

This is the fifth no-hitter thrown against the Astros in their history.

The Giants won the game 10-0. It was the 22nd perfect game in MLB history.

Here is the post-game interview with Cain.

Before the game, Cain participated in a driving competition against pro golfer Dustin Johnson.