Derek Lowe (14-11, 3.40) vs. Matt Cain (8-13, 3.91).
Dodgers' magic number: 5.
COMMENTS: It's fitting Cain is facing Lowe; just as Lowe has become accustomed to minimal run support from the Dodger offense, the Giants have been held scoreless during seven of Cain's appearances. "I feel you, bro."
Lowe pitches tough at Dodger Stadium, and Cain has never beaten the Dodgers. Conditions are ripe to drop that magic number to four or three.