Published April 09, 2012
| Sports Network
Denver, CO – Barry Zito threw his first shutout in almost nine years Monday, giving up just four hits to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Zito (1-0) struck out four and didn't surrender a walk, throwing 71 of his 114 pitches for strikes while facing the minimum in five innings -- including the last two.
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer and Brandon Crawford had a three-run double for the Giants, who snapped a three-game losing streak after being swept in a season-opening series in Arizona.
Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) threw 90 pitches in just four innings and gave up four runs on four hits and five walks to take the loss in the Rockies' home opener.