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Perfecto raises tough question:

Was Matt Cain’s perfect game – the Giants’ first – the best-pitched game ever?
Matt Cain struck out a career-best 14 batters Wednesday night in San Francisco, making up more than half of his 27 consecutive outs and tying Sandy Koufax for most strikeouts in a perfect game – the 22nd in MLB history and the first in Giants history.
Right fielder Gregor Blanco sprinted into deep center for a diving catch on the warning track in the seventh inning of Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday in San Francisco. Blanco came up holding the ball for all to see as fans in the sellout crowd of 42,298 jumped to their feet in celebration. “I have watched it a lot, and I still don’t believe I made that play,” Blanco said Thursday.
“I’m still pumped,” Matt Cain said a day after his perfect game. “I haven’t really had a ton of time to sit down and look over stuff, see how it all happened. I don’t know that it has hit me yet, maybe when I can sit down and watch the highlights, go over the game.”
Matt Cain threw 125 pitches – most ever in a perfect game – and 86 of those for strikes. Seven of his strikeouts were called. He didn’t shake off catcher Buster Posey even once. “It’s something I always wanted to do since I was little, but it’s kind of a blur when it actually happens,” Cain said after his perfect game.
No-Hitters

2012 No-Hitters
American League
Phil Humber, Chicago at Seattle, 4-0, April 21 (perfect game).
Jered Weaver, L.A. Angels vs. Minnesota, 9-0, May 2
National League
Johan Santana, N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, 8-0, June 1
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Perfecto raises tough question:

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Matt Cain struck out a career-best 14 batters Wednesday night in San Francisco, making up more than half of his 27 consecutive outs and tying Sandy Koufax for most strikeouts in a perfect game – the 22nd in MLB history and the first in Giants history.
BBN
Right fielder Gregor Blanco sprinted into deep center for a diving catch on the warning track in the seventh inning of Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday in San Francisco. Blanco came up holding the ball for all to see as fans in the sellout crowd of 42,298 jumped to their feet in celebration. “I have watched it a lot, and I still don’t believe I made that play,” Blanco said Thursday.
BBN
“I’m still pumped,” Matt Cain said a day after his perfect game. “I haven’t really had a ton of time to sit down and look over stuff, see how it all happened. I don’t know that it has hit me yet, maybe when I can sit down and watch the highlights, go over the game.”
BBN
Matt Cain threw 125 pitches – most ever in a perfect game – and 86 of those for strikes. Seven of his strikeouts were called. He didn’t shake off catcher Buster Posey even once. “It’s something I always wanted to do since I was little, but it’s kind of a blur when it actually happens,” Cain said after his perfect game.
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