Matt Cain isn't used to struggling. However, the star pitcher was struggling. He had just lost two consecutive starts, and he had pitched poorly in both of those games. Before that, he had struggled in starts against the Dodgers and Phillies.
So Cain put an end to those struggles. And, the Giants' offense backed him up.
Cain pitched well into the eighth inning, the Giants' offense erupted for nine runs and San Francisco obliterated the Rockies 9-3. With the win, the Giants pass the Dodgers, who will play in Miami later today, for first place in the NL West.
Buster Posey continued his dominance with a two-run home run. Rockies' southpaw Drew Pomeranz was supposed to throw the pitch down and away, but he left the ball up in the strike zone. Posey capitalized and homered to put the Giants up 4-0. Posey finished the game with two hits to raise his batting average to .330.