Cain wound up with the win, the NL romped and earned home-field advantage in the World Series.
Zito is likely to pitch Game 1 for Bochy’s bunch. Left off the postseason roster in 2010 — his poor pitching didn’t fit with the Giants’ self-described group of ‘‘misfits’’ — he has resurrected his career this year and made a key start in the NLCS.
Not so sure is what will become of Tim Lincecum. A star on the title team two years ago, the shaggy-haired two-time Cy Young winner struggled this season. Bumped from the playoff rotation, he excelled in the bullpen and earned a start, but was shaky in Game 4 against St. Louis.