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Zito Fantastic, Giants Win to Earn Series Split

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Zito Fantastic, Giants Win

Barry Zito won his third straight start since coming off the disabled list, Eli Whiteside homered and the San Francisco Giants edged the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.

Zito allowed one run and four hits over eight innings with a season-high seven strikeouts while beating the Padres for the first time in nearly three years. The left-hander did not walk a batter and retired 14 of the final 16 hitters he faced.

Pablo Sandoval extended his career-high hitting streak to 18 games while helping San Francisco to its second straight win over its division rival after losing the first two games of the series.

Ryan Ludwick homered for San Diego, who fell to 3-4 on its 10-game road trip.

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