Pitcher Cain Gives Giants Their 1st Perfect Game

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Renee Montagne reports on a first for the San Francisco Giants: a perfect game, pitched Wednesday night by 27-year-old Matt Cain.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: On the ground, Arias, from deep third. Got him.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: And that's the perfect game.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Last night was perfect for Matt Cain. The San Francisco Giants pitcher threw the 22nd perfect game in Major League history and it was a classic within that elite category. Cain's 14 strikeouts tied the record set by Sandy Koufax for most-ever in a perfect game since 1900.

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