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Giants' Cain set for Saturday return

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: May 09 2014 03:31:45 AM CDT
Updated On: May 09 2014 10:09:39 AM CDT
Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants pitcher

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The San Francisco Giants will get a boost to their pitching rotation with the return of right-hander Matt Cain.

Cain, who landed on the disabled list after cutting his right index finger making a sandwich, will start Saturday's contest against Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"Barring any setbacks obviously, he's good to go Saturday, and that's the plan," Manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday before the Giants won the opener of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium, prevailing 3-1 in 10 innings.

Cain, who is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA, gave up seven runs on 10 hits in six innings in his last start, April 23 against the Colorado Rockies.

He was set to start April 29 against the San Diego Padres before he was injured shortly before game time. He sustained a half-inch cut on the tip of his right index finger while preparing a pregame meal.

Cain, who went at least five innings in each of his five starts, had a rough outing the last time he pitched at Dodger Stadium, allowing five runs on six hits in six innings in a 6-2 loss on April 6.

Cain was tagged with three home runs in the outing, including two by Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp.


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