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Zito finds groove
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Giants 5, Braves 0
Barry Zito improved to 97-5 when given at least four runs of support. (John Bazemore/AP)
The Giants scored three runs in the first inning, giving Barry Zito a nice cushion. The left-hander ran with it, tossing seven shutout innings to help San Francisco win a series in Atlanta for the first time since 1993, ending a stretch of 20 straight non-winning sets there.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (53-71)
Won 2
San Francisco 5, Atlanta 0   ATL
Atlanta (56-69)
Lost 2
August 18, 2008
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San Francisco
3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   5 7 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 1
Standings thru 8/18/08  |  Recap: SF | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Braves stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .259
Ochoa, SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .258
Lewis, F, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .285
Rowand, CF 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .285
Ishikawa, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .353
Aurilia, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .268
Sandoval, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .417
Burriss, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .260
Zito, P 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .088
  Yabu, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Velez, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
  Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 5 7 4 1 5 10  

a-Flied out for Yabu in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Roberts (1, Campillo).
HR: Rowand (12, 6th inning off Campillo, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sandoval 2; Ishikawa; Roberts 3; Rowand 4; Burriss; Aurilia.
RBI: Rowand 2 (65), Aurilia (39), Sandoval (2).
2-out RBI: Aurilia; Sandoval.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burriss; Lewis, F.
SF: Rowand.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ishikawa (1, 2nd base off Campillo/McCann, B).

FIELDING
E: Rowand (4, fielding).
PB: Sandoval (2).
DP: (Ishikawa).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Escobar, Y, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283
Kotsay, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .299
Jones, C, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .363
Infante, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .303
McCann, B, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .302
Francoeur, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .231
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .266
Prado, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .310
Campillo, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .176
  Ohman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Norton, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .252
  Boyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Nunez, V, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Johnson, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Totals 33 0 7 0 2 7 16  

a-Walked for Ohman in the 7th. b-Flied out for Nunez, V in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Campillo (1, Zito), Francoeur (24, Zito).
TB: Francoeur 2; Jones, C; Escobar, Y; Infante; Prado; Campillo 2; McCann, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, C 2; Kotsay; Escobar, Y; Francoeur.
SAC: Campillo.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: McCann, B (7, throw).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito (W, 7-15) 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 5.43
Yabu 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.61
Romo 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.15
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Campillo (L, 7-6) 6.2 7 5 5 1 2 1 3.29
Ohman 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.88
Boyer 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.92
Nunez, V 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.54

Game Scores: Zito 68, Campillo 41.
HBP: Ochoa (by Campillo).
Pitches-strikes: Zito 110-65, Yabu 24-16, Romo 12-8, Campillo 107-78, Ohman 5-3, Boyer 16-11, Nunez, V 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zito 8-6, Yabu 0-1, Romo 0-1, Campillo 11-5, Ohman 0-0, Boyer 1-0, Nunez, V 2-1.
Batters faced: Zito 28, Yabu 5, Romo 3, Campillo 29, Ohman 1, Boyer 3, Nunez, V 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ohman 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Damien Beal.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:33.
Att: 18,113.
Venue: Turner Field.
August 18, 2008
August 18, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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