Giants pitcher Matt Cain announced his retirement on Wednesday after 13 major league seasons, all with San Francisco. Cain didn't disappoint, inducing a fly out from Renfroe, whiffing Austin Hedges on four pitches and getting Jhoulys Chacin to ground out to end the inning. He will finish his 13th season, all of which have been as a Giant, with a 60-60 record in 179 career home starts and 104-118 overall. San Francisco is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in Cueto's last 6 home starts while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 division matchups.
Padres starter Luis Perdomo, who's expected to compete for a spot in the rotation next spring, gave up four runs, seven hits and one walk in seven innings.
Padres right-hander Craig Stammen (2-4) walked the first batter he faced, Ryder Jones, to lead off the Giants' seventh.
The second RBI of the day was Pence's 67th of the season, tying him with Buster Posey for second on the team behind Brandon Crawford's 76.
Tigers clinch No. 1 pick with a loss and a Giants win. Instead, the Tigers lost and the Giants won.
Sandoval, who wants to return to San Francisco next year, made a strong closing argument Sunday. Cain will turn 33 Sunday.
Fans, media, teammates and more took to Twitter to appreciate Cain's storied Giants career. Padres 1B Wil Myers became the first San Diego player to hit 30 home runs in a season since 3B Chase Headley in 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO-At long last, the Giants were back in the heat of the race. His 13-year run with the Giants has been buoyed by flashes of brilliance, from his contributions during three championship runs to the ideal game he executed against the Astros in 2012, and no matter his stat line on Saturday, it was bound to be an emotional day.