After missing most of 2011 with a broken leg, Buster Posey was back in the lineup for the 2012 season opener against the Diamondbacks. Despite a 5-4 loss, Posey finished with two hits and walk. He finished the season with an NL-best .336 average, 24 HR, 103 RBI and won the NL Comeback Player of the Year.
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April 12, 2012
In only his second outing of 2012, closer Brian Wilson appeared hurt after throwing a pitch against the Rockies. He finished the game and picked up the save, but a week later he underwent Tommy John surgery, ending his season.
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June 13, 2012
Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in Major League history and the first in Giants' franchise history in a 10-0 victory over the Astros. Cain had 14 strikeouts, tying a record for K's in a perfect game held by Sandy Koufax.
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July 10, 2012
Melky Cabrera had two hits, including a two-run homer in the National League's 8-0 win in the All-Star Game. He became the sixth Giants' player to win the midsummer classic MVP award, tying the Orioles for the most in baseball. Unfortunately, Cabrera later tested positive for testosterone and was suspended for 50 games on August 15th.
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July 27 & July 30, 2012
San Francisco made a couple of midseason trades that paid dividends. They got second baseman Marco Scutaro from the Rockies and outfielder Hunter Pence from the Phillies. Scutaro hit .362 in 61 games while Pence hit .219 in 59 games and finished with over 100 RBI for first time in career.
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September 22, 2012
The Giants won a season-high sixth straight game and clinched their eighth division title with an 8-4 win over the Padres. Madison Bumgarner picked up the victory while Marco Scutaro had three hits.
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October 11, 2012
Down 2-0 to the Reds in the NLDS and headed to Cincinnati, things looked over for the Giants. They proceeded to win three straight games. Buster Posey hit a grand slam in a 6-4 decisive Game 5 victory.
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October 19, 2012
The Giants became only the third team in NLCS history to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win the pennant. After outstanding pitching from Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong in Game 5 and 6 evened the series at 3-3, Matt Cain shut down the Cardinals in Game 7 while the offense exploded for nine runs. San Francisco outscored St. Louis 20-1 in the final three games and advanced to the World Series for the second time in three seasons.
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