Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in Major League Baseball history on Wednesday night. Of course, he did it for the San Francisco Giants, which takes some of the luster off of it for Dodgers fans.
Cain struck out 14 Houston Astros, tying Sandy Koufax for the most strikeouts in a perfect game. Cain threw 19 first-pitch strikes and never faced a 2-and-0 count.
He also got help from two outstanding defensive plays. Left fielder Melky Cabrera chased down Chris Snyder's one-out flyball in the sixth, scurrying back to make a leaping catch on the warning track.
Then, in the seventh inning, right fielder Gregor Blanco ran into right-center to make a diving catch on the warning track.
Cain hugged Blanco in the dugout after the inning.
Cain retired pinch-hitter Jason Castro on a chopper to third to end the game. You can watch video of the final out below.
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