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.

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