MLB: San Francisco 4, Arizona 2

May 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 (UPI) -- Barry Zito went seven innings and the San Francisco Giants used a three-run first inning Monday to post a 4-2 win over Arizona.

Zito (4-2) shook off a disastrous previous start against Milwaukee -- in which gave up eight runs over three full innings. The left-hander this time allowed only a pair of runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out three.

Clay Hensley tossed a scoreless eighth and Santiago Casilla notched his 13th save despite allowing two hits in the ninth for the Giants, who took the opener of a three-game series.

Gregor Blanco stole home to ignite the early three-run outburst, during which Hector Sanchez drove in Angel Pagan with a single and then scored on a triple by Brandon Belt.

Blanco added an insurance run with an RBI double in the fourth.

Trevor Cahill (2-5) stretched his winless streak to five consecutive starts for Arizona, allowing four runs on eight hits over six frames.

John McDonald hit a pinch-hit solo homer for the Diamondbacks.

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