SAN FRANCISCO -- Accustomed to performing before throngs of people, Matt Cain and Barry Zito entertained fans in a vastly different way Sunday night.
The pair of Giants pitchers made a brief appearance during the rock band Train's concert at The Fillmore. Zito played guitar and sang with the group during their rendition of "Save Me San Francisco." Then Zito and Cain joined forces to belt out Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," which is played on the public-address system when the Giants trail in the late innings at AT&T Park as a rallying cry of sorts for fans.
"Barry and I had a blast. That was cool," Cain said. "You always wonder, what would it be like to go on stage and sing? I can't sing worth anything. But that's a great song to be able to go out there and get the crowd involved. Everybody had a lot of fun with it."
Cain discovered that the stage differs greatly from the pitcher's mound: "Now you see why those guys sweat so much. It's hot up on the stage! All those lights and everything."
Zito admitted that he was challenged to keep up with Patrick Monahan, Train's lead singer.
"He has a real high voice," Zito said. "I was at the top of my range trying to sing that hook with him."
Zito's association with San Francisco-based Train began years ago, leading to Sunday's gig.
"I've always been a fan of theirs," Zito said. "I've had a great time meeting those guys and establishing a relationship with them."