Posted: Sep 26, 2010 6:12 PM by Jordan Mason
DENVER (AP) - Matt Cain carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished the job himself, pitching the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the fading Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
Cain held the Rockies hitless until speedy Jay Payton legged out an infield single with one out in the eighth. Giants shortstop Juan Uribe shuffled in and to his left to field Payton's slowly hit
grounder but had trouble making the exchange and the 37-year-old Payton beat Uribe's throw to first.
Cain struck out Miguel Olivo, but pinch-hitter Melvin Mora homered to cut San Francisco's lead in half. The two-run shot ended Cain's scoreless streak at 20 innings and his chance for a third career one-hitter.
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