MLB: San Francisco 8, Colorado 0

DENVER, April 16 (UPI) -- Barry Zito worked the first six innings of a shutout Monday as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-0.

Zito (1-2), who has a seven-year, $126 million contract, earned his first win in a Giants uniform. He scattered three hits and walked three.


The 28-year-old lefthander spent his first six-plus seasons with the Oakland Athletics, winning 102 games -- including a career-best 23 in 2002.

Omar Vizquel went 4-for-5, with two RBI and two runs scored for the Giants, who have won three of their last four games. Ray Durham had a three-run homer and Rich Aurilia had two RBI for San Francisco.

Jeff Francis (1-1) allowed seven runs on nine hits with three walks in five innings for Colorado, which has lost five of its last six games.

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