Zito Helps A's Shutout Giants

In the first Bay Area exhibition game in SBC Park, the Giants couldn't find an answer for Barry Zito or the A's. Oakland, on the other hand, were able to pin a few runs on the board against the Giants' pitching and defense.

Jerome Williams had a shaky Spring, but posted an adequate outing today. Unfortunately, it was against former Cy Young winner, Barry Zito, who shut the Giants out through seven innings.

Eric Chavez wasted no time for the A's as he jacked a solo roundtripper for Oakland against Williams in the first. The offense remained silent for both teams until the fifth inning when Bobby Crosby got on board with a single, and Damian Miller brought him in with a base hit.

Oakland widened the gap in the sixth with the help of an outfield error and an RBI double by Jermaine Dye, giving the A's a total of four runs and leaving the Giants blank.

Notes: Oakland outfielder, Eric Byrnes, was hit in the helmet by Leo Estrella in the eighth inning. Byrnes got six stiches above his left eye.

Sara Kwan was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. She currently writes game recaps, other articles, and is the Giant Prophet for SFDugout.com. Any comments or questions about the article, baseball, or the meaning of life can be sent to Sara at shoot_hoops33@hotmail.com

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