Report: Cain to start All-Star Game

July 9, 2012, 2:50 pm
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Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who authored the franchise's first-ever perfect game on June 13, has been selected as the starting pitcher for the National League in Tuesday's All Star game in Kansas City according to a national report. John Harper of the NY Daily news first tweeted this Monday morning: Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star game. Will be Cain vs. Verlander. John Harper (@NYDNHarper) July 9, 2012Cain, 27, is 9-3 with a 2.62 ERA for San Francisco this season. His perfect game came against the Houston Astros in the Giants' 10-0 win. This is Cain's third selection to the All Star Game, and first ever start. He also was selected to the Midsummer Classic in 2009 and 2011.

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According to Harper's tweet, the Giants right-hander will be opposed by Detroit's Justin Verlander. Verlander, 29, is 9-5 with a 2.58 ERA.
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