Before the Giants’ home-opener today, the centerfield board showed Bryan Stow, coached by his mother Ann, symbolically handing the first-pitch ball to his son Tyler, who then threw from the mound. “Good luck, son,” said Stow. Video from CSN Bay Area

The Giants won the game against the Pirates 5-0 behind Matt Cain’s one-hit, complete-game shutout (no walks). The only hit was by Pittsburgh pitcher James McDonald, a career .069 hitter before the game.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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