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Zito cruises to win
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Giants 9, Rockies 2
Barry Zito allowed two runs on four hits in eight innings. (David Zalubowski/AP)
The Giants scored two runs before Barry Zito ever took the mound, and the lefty never looked back, turning in eight solid innings. He was backed by big offensive days from Travis Ishikawa, Nate Schierholtz, Pablo Sandoval and Scott McClain, who hit his first big league homer.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (60-79)
Won 1
San Francisco 9, Colorado 2   COL
Colorado (66-75)
Lost 1
September 3, 2008
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San Francisco
2 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0   9 14 0
Colorado
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
Standings thru 9/3/08  |  Recap: SF | COL  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Rockies stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lewis, F, LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 .279
Schierholtz, RF 5 3 4 0 0 0 0 .545
Sandoval, C 5 2 2 2 0 0 3 .353
McClain, 3B 5 3 3 3 0 0 2 .600
Rowand, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .277
Ishikawa, 1B 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 .271
Burriss, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .283
Velez, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .230
Zito, P 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .116
  Hennessey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Totals 40 9 14 9 1 3 11  

BATTING
2B: Schierholtz 2 (2, Cook, Register), Ishikawa (3, Cook).
HR: Sandoval (2, 6th inning off Register, 1 on, 2 out), McClain (1, 6th inning off Register, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez; Sandoval 5; Schierholtz 6; Burriss; Ishikawa 3; McClain 6; Rowand.
RBI: McClain 3 (3), Ishikawa 3 (10), Burriss (18), Sandoval 2 (6).
2-out RBI: McClain 2; Ishikawa 3; Burriss; Sandoval 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zito; Rowand.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 5.

 
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Barmes, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .289
Taveras, W, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Holliday, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .328
Atkins, G, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .291
Iannetta, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .277
Baker, J, 3B 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .254
Spilborghs, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .307
Tulowitzki, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Cook, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
  a-Fowler, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rusch, G, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .053
  b-Podsednik, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .260
  Register, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Herges, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Stewart, I, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
  Speier, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hirsh, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 2 4 2 2 5 10  

a-Flied out for Cook in the 3rd. b-Struck out for Rusch, G in the 5th. c-Flied out for Herges in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Atkins, G (31, Zito).
HR: Barmes (7, 5th inning off Zito, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iannetta; Atkins, G 3; Barmes 4.
RBI: Baker, J (40), Barmes (33).
2-out RBI: Barmes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spilborghs.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Holliday (Rowand at 3rd base).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito (W, 9-16) 8.0 4 2 2 2 5 1 5.45
Hennessey 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.18
 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cook (L, 16-9) 3.0 10 6 6 0 1 0 4.10
Rusch, G 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.03
Register 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 2 20.25
Herges 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.01
Speier, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.13
Hirsh 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Game Scores: Zito 69, Cook 16.
Pitches-strikes: Zito 123-75, Hennessey 8-4, Cook 52-38, Rusch, G 26-15, Register 27-17, Herges 7-5, Speier, R 7-7, Hirsh 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zito 5-11, Hennessey 1-1, Cook 6-0, Rusch, G 1-2, Register 0-2, Herges 0-2, Speier, R 2-1, Hirsh 0-2.
Batters faced: Zito 30, Hennessey 3, Cook 18, Rusch, G 8, Register 6, Herges 3, Speier, R 3, Hirsh 3.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 2 mph, R to L.
T: 2:12.
Att: 23,481.
Venue: Coors Field.
September 3, 2008
September 3, 2008

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