Chris Duncan lined a go-ahead single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals battered the San Francisco bullpen for an 8-7 victory today to spoil a gem by Giants starter Matt Cain, who lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning. It was the fourth time in Cain's career he hadn't allowed a hit going into the seventh.
St. Louis took advantage of two walks, one intentional, and a hit batsman by Erick Threets (0-1) in the 10th. Jason Isringhausen (1-0) blew his first save in six chances this season in the ninth but still earned the win, then Anthony Reyes finished for his first save in as many tries. San Francisco's Fred Lewis doubled in the tying run with two outs in the ninth.