Giants' Cain records 1,000th career strikeout

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Giants' Cain records 1,000th career strikeout

June 30, 2011
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CSNBayArea.com staff

Giants right-hander Matt Cain reached his 1,000th career strikeout Thursday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Cain entered the day needing five to reach the milestone. It's the latest in a number of milestones for the 26-year-old. He is also the youngest pitcher in Giants history to throw a complete game.

Cain reached the mark in the fifth inning after striking out Koyie Hill on a 92 mph fastball called strike.

He is now fifth all time on the Giants in strikeouts behind Tim Lincecum (1,029), Jason Schimdt (1,065), Gaylord Perry (1,606), and franchise leader Juan Marichal (2,281).

Potential free agent Durant on Chase Center: 'It'll be fun playing in there'

Potential free agent Durant on Chase Center: 'It'll be fun playing in there'

In July, Kevin Durant signed a two-year deal with the Warriors with a player-option for Year 2.

With the salary cap rising again, the 2013-14 MVP is expected to opt out and become a free agent.

Near the end of the Warriors' Chase Center ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday, emcee Kevin Frazier asked Durant the following question:

Frazier: "Before you go, do you want to tell the owners anything about re-signing or anything like that?"

Durant: "It'll be fun playing in there," and the crowd erupted in applause.

Earlier during the ceremony, Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob joked about Durant agreeing to re-sign with the Warriors this summer.

More to come...

 

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.

Carr put that megaphone to good use.

Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.

The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.

That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.

Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.