After setting new season highs for hits and runs scored during the first half of their double-header at Wrigley Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants would have to really push to top themselves in the second match. And even though it wasn’t another slugfest the Giants managed to sweep the double dip behind Barry Zito’s great start, eventually winning by a score of 6-3.
Zito (W 1-1) earned his first win of the year, extending the Giants winning streak to a season-high seven games. He lasted for seven full innings allowing only two runs on four hits, with two walks and three punch outs. Zito threw 108 pitches on the night, working his way out of james in the third and fifth innings.
As for the offense the youngsters took note of what the vets did in the morning game, and picked up where they left off. Nate Schierholtz started it off with a RBI single in the second, then did it again in the fifth. Pablo Sandoval had a sacrifice fly, Brandon Crawford had a two RBI double, while Eli Whiteside had an RBI single in his return to the lineup after some leg soreness.
With the win the Giants move to 46-34 on the year. Full box score can be found here.
The Giants continue their series with the Cubs tomorrow as Tim Lincecum (6-6 3.16 ERA) takes on Ryan Dempster (5-6 5.31 ERA) for the Cubs. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
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