San Francisco Giants News and Notes September 25th, 2013 at 12:18 PM
By Michael Almonte
For the seventh time in 17 games this season, the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers played a one-run game with the Dodgers winning 2-1 Tuesday night.
The Giants are 4-3 versus the Dodgers this year in one-run games and Matt Cain allowed two home runs on the night. The Giants righty has surrendered 23 homers on the year, a career-high for him and has yielded three runs or fewer in 12 straight games since the All-Star break. The Giants are 3-9 in those games and 26-28 during the year in one-run games.
For the eighth straight season, Cain has started at least 30 games in a season from 2006-2013, joining Carl Hubbell in Giants franchise history to accomplish this feat. Hubbell started at least 30 games from 1929-1937 with the New York Giants.
Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro will have surgery Friday to insert a pin in his left pinky finger that will hopefully keep the finger from not being permanently bent. The pin will be in his finger for at least six weeks and Scutaro should be ready for Spring Training next February.
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Lastly, Barry Zito was named as the Giants 2013 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. The annual award pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others by representing the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. The winner of the award will be announced during the World Series next month.
If Zito wins the award, he will become the second Giants player in history to do so, joining Willie Mays in 1971, who was the first winner of the award.
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