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The San Francisco Giants avoided the series sweep against the Oakland Athletics with a 5-2 win against their cross-town rivals on Thursday afternoon.
It wasn’t a pretty outing, but in spite of six walks and 117 pitches, Barry Zito made it through six innings, giving only three hits and one run. Zito’s outing continued the trend of struggling San Francisco pitchers, yet got out of jams each time and lowered his ERA to 3.88.
“I don’t know how he did it,” said Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy.
Zito’s best inning came from his last 18 pitches, retiring the A’s in order in the sixth inning. The offense followed suit in the bottom of the inning, beginning with a pinch hit single from Brett Pill. After five hits, the Giants ended the sixth with a three run lead, the first Giants lead in 23 innings. San Francisco improved to 7-0 in Zito home starts this season.
Coco Crisp was responsible for all three hits off Zito on Thursday. Crisp went three-for-five with a double and an RBI.
A.J. Griffin shu...
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