(AP) -- Matt Cain did all he could in his previous outing to earn his first victory. Even a small measure of run support from the San Francisco Giants would have been enough.
The right-hander will try again Friday night by extending his string of solid starts against the NL West-rival Padres when the Giants begin a three-game series at San Diego.
Cain was outstanding in his third start Saturday against Colorado, working seven crisp innings and allowing a single run with eight strikeouts. He gave up four hits but it was one of his three walks that came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Troy Tulowitzki.