Matt Cain Pitches 22nd Perfect Game in MLB History

Bennett SpectorSocial Media StaffJune 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 13: Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at AT&T Park on June 13, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain threw a 125-pitch perfect game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Cain finished the game with 14 strikeouts and the Giants walked away with a 10-0 win.

Cain benefited from a full-extension diving grab by right fielder Gregor Blanco in the seventh inning. Blanco bee-lined to triple's alley and made a sensational grab on the warning track.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 13: Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants makes a diving catch in front of a fly ball hit off the bat of Jordan Schafer #1 of the Houston Astros (not pictured) during the seventh inning in front of Angel Pagan #16 at AT&T P
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Cain is just the 22nd pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record a perfect game, the first by a member of the San Francisco Giants (only took 130 years).

The Twitterverse went ballistic as Cain recorded his final out:

Cain did it in style, striking out 14, tied for the most in perfect game history. What a moment for the @Giants franchise.

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 14, 2012

Ted Barrett was also the home plate umpire for David Cone's perfecto on July 18, 1999.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 14, 2012

Matt Cain hugs Buster Posey after throwing the first perfect game in Giants history. A very special moment

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 14, 2012

Congratulations to Matt Cain on his majestic night on the mound!