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Still no run support for Giants' Cain

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Just like old times for Matt Cain.

Super pitching, little support.

Since 2005, Cain has had the lowest run support in the majors, and it was more of the

same in a 2-1 loss to the Florida Marlins. Cain surrendered two runs in eight innings, and that's

all it took as the San Francisco Giants went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Not much margin of error for Cain, who entered the game with zero runs allowed at home

this season, and he now has given up two runs in 26 innings in home games.

For years, Cain had chances to knock the offense for a lack of support and never did,

and that was true again this time.

When Cain received his $112.5 million extension on the eve of the season, some fans who

knew little of Cain were shocked because he had a losing career record.

In fact, there was speculation Cain would become a free agent and sign elsewhere if

only to seek better run support.

But he was offered big money and took it, so perhaps he shouldn't be shocked that his

2012 record is 1-2 despite a 2.35 ERA. The only win was a one-hitter.
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