10:05 PM ET, June 18, 2012
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When Matt Cain finally got back to work after five days of congratulations, interviews, Top Ten lists and samurai swords, he discovered perfect games come with a hangover.He still kept winning with plenty of help from his San Francisco teammates.Cain followed up his perfect game by persevering through five difficult innings, and Brandon Crawford had an early two-run double among the Giants' 13 hits in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
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Lakers G Kobe Bryant watched the game from a suite. The 14-time NBA All-Star has lived in Orange County for several years. ... Trout leads the AL in steals despite playing just 46 games. He's the first Angels rookie to steal three bases in a game since Devon White in 1987.
Regular Season Series
|1st||A Pujols hit sacrifice fly to right, M Trout scored.||0||1|
|2nd||B Crawford tripled to deep right, P Sandoval and B Belt scored.||2||1|
|2nd||M Trumbo homered to right center (399 feet).||2||2|
|3rd||A Pagan singled to right, M Cabrera scored, B Posey to second.||3||2|
|4th||R Theriot singled to left, J Arias scored.||4||2|
|4th||B Wilson hit sacrifice fly to left, A Callaspo scored, M Izturis to third, E Aybar to second.||4||3|
|6th||R Theriot singled to center, J Arias scored.||5||3|
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|Stadium||Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA|
|Attendance||41,234 (90.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||71 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling|
Matt Cain has won 8 straight starts, matching the most consecutive starts won in San Francisco Giants history (team moved to S.F. in 1958).[+]
Matt Cain was less than perfect Monday after throwing a perfect game in his last start, giving up 6 hits, 4 walks and 3 ER in 5 innings to the Angels. His bullpen though was perfect. Shane Loux, Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt and Santiago Casilla combined to throw a perfect 4 innings, allowing Cain to pick up his 8th straight win.
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