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Matt Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in MLB history.
Matt Cain has become an elite pitcher and the ace of the Giants' staff. He is also a team leader and one of the most respected members of the Giants.
It was June 13, and the Giants were playing a home game against the Houston Astros. The Giants jumped out to a big lead, and Cain was cruising.
By about the fifth inning, the AT&T crowd realized that Cain was still perfect. In the seventh inning, Gregor Blanco made a lunging, diving catch of a long drive off the bat of Jordan Schafer. Blanco raced into deep right-center field to make the grab.
In the ninth inning, on the final at-bat of the game, pinch-hitter Jason Castro came to the plate.
Castro hit a tough grounder to third baseman Joaquin Arias. Arias played a tricky hop, and his momentum was pushing him backward. Arias recovered and made a long accurate throw to first for the final out of the game and sealed Cain's place in history.
Cain's perfect game, the 22nd in MLB history, was the greatest individual performance of the season. He does not get the most memorable moment, however, as the team's accomplishments come first.