And then it happened again. With one out in the seventh inning and nobody on, Cain lined a pitch the other way, but Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy laid out toward the first-base line for a diving grab.
Cain, who led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and then scored on Jesus Aguilar's first of two home runs in the game, couldn't help but tip his cap to the Rockies' defense.
“I finally hit some balls hard tonight, and they made some great plays on me," Cain said. "Hat’s off to those guys. Great play by McMahon, full extension. Great play by Murphy, full extension.
"That hurts. I had a taste of my own medicine, I guess."
The Rockies made a number of big plays on Monday night that helped keep the game close. Ian Desmond chased down and hauled in Yasmani Grandal's fly ball to left-center field with two outs in the fourth inning. Then in the eighth, after back-to-back singles by Ryan Braun and Jesus Aguilar to open the inning put Milwaukee in position to expand it's lead, Trevor Story snared a Manny Pina line drive headed for left field for Chad Bettis' first out of the inning.
"A lot of hard-hit balls that we turned into outs," Black said. "Those were reaction plays on the infield. Great plays by all three of those guys and [Ian Desmond] ranged a long way to make a great play.
"We played good defense tonight again. Our defense has been pretty steady all year."