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Orange and Black Saturday Inside Scoop

June 7th, 2014 at 9:47 AM
By Michael Almonte

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The San Francisco Giants became the first team in the Majors to reach 40 wins after defeating the New York Mets 4-2 Friday night as Matt Cain made his return to the mound. Cain earned a no-decision in the win, allowing three hits and two runs in seven innings. The Giants are 4-5 in his starts and did not record their 40th win last year till July 6th.

Buster Posey's go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth was the difference in the game as it broke a 2-2 tie and it was his first home run at AT&T Park since April 29th. Posey is 9-for-22  with a .333 batting average in his last five games. The orange and black are 32-10 when they homer at least once in a game.

The win snapped the Mets five-game winning streak at AT&T Park and the Giants are 8-3 versus the National League East. The Giants designated left-handed pitcher David Huff for assignment on Friday to make room for Cain on the roster. Huff was 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA, yielding 27 hits, 15 runs, two home runs and 11 strikeouts in 20 innings. The opposition was batting .318 against him.

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The Giants are 29-11 in their last 40 games and the month of June features many home games at AT&T Park as the team will play 16 of their next 21 games there. They are 20-9 at home and have lost just one series at AT&T Park this season. 

Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants

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