Barry Zito has picked up right where he left off from last season, and so have the San Francisco Giants.
The World Series champions continue their road trip with a short trek north to Miller Park, where they open a three-game series Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Often maligned for underperforming after signing his seven-year, 126 million contract in 2007, Zito (2-0, 0.00 ERA) was a key contributor to the Giants (9-4) winning their second title in three years in 2012.
The left-hander finished third on the team with 15 wins, went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in three postseason starts and triggered San Francisco's sweep of Detroit in last year's Fall Classic by outpitching Justin Verlander in Game 1.
Zito's good vibes have carried over with consecutive seven-inning scoreless outings to open 2013 and extend his winning streak to 11, including the postseason. He scattered seven hits and walked one Wednesday when the Giants rolled to a 10-0 victory over Colorado.
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