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San Francisco Giants Name Matt Cain Opening Day Starter

February 19th, 2013 at 9:14 AM
By Michael Almonte

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Monday All-Star pitcher Matt Cain will start the season opener in Los Angeles against the Dodgers on Monday April 1st.

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Cain will be making his first Opening Day start of his career replacing Tim Lincecum who pitched the previous four season openers. The right-hander will be facing the Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw who went 14-9 with a 2.53 ERA last season. 

Cain owns a 4-8 record displaying a 3.41 ERA in 23 career starts facing the Dodgers and is 4-0 in his last nine starts against them producing a 2.20 ERA. Cain lost his first eight decisions against the Dodgers before finally beating them in 2010 and is 2-2 with a 3.05 ERA in 11 career starts at Dodger Stadium.




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