Garrett Jones struck out three times against Cain in the Pirates 5-0 loss.

The Pittsburgh Pirates bats have gotten off to a slow start to begin the young 2012 season. And on Friday, they were even more silent than they have been over the first six games at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Right-hander Matt Cain started the game by retiring 17 Pirates in a row, tossing 5.2 perfect innings before pitcher James McDonald broke up the no-hitter with a single into left field.

The Pirates saw just two hard hit balls off Cain over his complete game shutout. Casey McGehee connected for what could have been a double to center, but Angel Pagan made a spectacular catch on the warning track for the out. The only other hard hit ball was by McDonald, who broke up the perfect game.

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