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Zito hopes new mechanics will halt Indians

Jun 25, 2008 - 12:23 PM San Francisco (33-44) at Cleveland (35-42), 7:05 pm, EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Barry Zito looks for a fresh start when the San Francisco Giants visit the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

Zito (2-11, 6.32 ERA) will take the mound for the Giants, attempting to incorporate his newly-developed wind-up, which features a lower arm angle to enhance velocity.

Though the former Cy Young Award winner is struggling this season, he is 5-3 with a 2.71 ERA in nine career starts against the Indians.

Cleveland counters with Jeremy Sowers (0-2, 6.57). The lefthander, who already has had two stints in the minors, has worked six innings just once in five starts.

Omar Vizquel dropped down a suicide-squeeze bunt to drive in a run in the ninth inning, helping the Giants earn a 3-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday.

It marked the Giants' first visit to Cleveland since the 1954 World Series.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 12 0
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SFO - BARRY ZITO, KEIICHI YABU (7TH), JACK TASCHNER (7TH), TYLER
    WALKER (8TH), BRIAN WILSON (9TH) AND BENGIE MOLINA
    CLE - JEREMY SOWERS, RAFAEL BETANCOURT (8TH), JO

    Jun 25 9:50 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOHN BOWKER (8) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF RAFAEL BETANCOURT.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 4, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.171, 1-FOR-3)

    Giants 4, Indians 1  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 25 9:25 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHIN-SOO CHOO SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S CHOO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J VELANDIA (.000, 0-FOR-2)

    Giants 3, Indians 1  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 25 9:12 PM
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    Giants 3, Indians 0  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 25 8:23 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE CASTILLO (6) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JEREMY SOWERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3, CLEVELAND 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R WINN (.309, 1-FOR-1)

    Giants 3, Indians 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 25 7:45 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SAN FRANCISCO 2 2 3 0
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SFO - BARRY ZITO
    CLE - JEREMY SOWERS

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.265, 17 HR, 41 RBI)
    J CARROLL (.280, 0 HR, 12 RBI)
    B FRANCISCO (.302, 5 HR, 26

    Giants 2, Indians 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 25 7:19 PM