National League Game Summary - San Diego at San Francisco|
(Sunday, April 21st)
Final Score: San Francisco 5, San Diego 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Barry Zito tossed seven shutout innings
as the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego
Padres with a 5-0 rout at AT&T Park.
Zito (3-1), who gave up nine runs in 2 2/3 innings last time out against
Milwaukee, allowed just five hits and a walk while striking out four.
"You have to be resilient in this game. He had good command today and made his
pitches," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.
San Francisco has now won nine of its last 13.
Giants outfielder Angel Pagan had just one hit on the afternoon, but it plated
two runs to break a 0-0 tie in the third inning. Pablo Sandoval and Andres
Torres had two hits and a run scored apiece, while reigning National League
MVP Buster Posey added his first home run of the season -- a two-run blast --
in the victory.
Eric Stults (2-2) gave up all five San Francisco runs while registering just
two strikeouts in seven innings. Everth Cabrera and Nick Hundley each had two
hits for San Diego.
Pagan came up to bat in the third with Torres and Brandon Crawford on second
and third following a Zito sacrifice. He worked the count to 3-0 and was given
the green light, which he took advantage of by doubling to center field to
bring home both runners.
"I felt like I was making good pitches," Stults said. "Before you know it,
it's first and third and I fall behind Pagan 3-0."
Sandoval knocked in Pagan later in the inning to put San Francisco ahead, 3-0.
With two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Sandoval legged out an infield
single to bring Posey to the dish. The All-Star catcher wasted no time taking
Stults' first-pitch breaking ball out of the park in left-center field for the
game's final runs.
The Padres managed multiple baserunners in an inning just once, when Will
Venable drew a walk following a Hundley single in the second.
Chad Gaudin pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Giants ... San
Francisco pitchers have now thrown 21 consecutive scoreless innings ... Padres
pitchers combined for just two strikeouts.
04/22 02:37:50 ET