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Zito strong early as Giants rally late

Zito strong early as Giants rally late

at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Friday, March 21

White Sox at the plate: Chicago rallied for three ninth-inning runs. Paul Phillips singled, Jason Bourgeois tripled, Juan Uribe doubled and Alexei Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly.

Giants at the plate: Fred Lewis lashed two hits, including a triple that ignited San Francisco's two-run first inning. Eugenio Velez's single and Aaron Rowand's wicked groundout generated the runs. Stephen Holm hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth, and pinch-runner Brian Bocock scored the game-winning run on Eliezer Alfonzo's pinch-hit single.

White Sox on the mound: Gavin Floyd allowed both Giants runs, but walked none in six innings. Scott Linebrink and Ehren Wassermann each contributed a scoreless inning.

Giants on the mound: Barry Zito, who entered the game with a 14.92 ERA, allowed two hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Keiichi Yabu and Tyler Walker provided scoreless relief before Brian Wilson struggled in the ninth, allowing Chicago's runs.

Cactus League records: White Sox 9-14-2; Giants 7-17-2

Up next for the White Sox: The South Siders conclude their Phoenix-area tour by facing the crosstown rival Cubs in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. CT. Javier Vazquez, who has walked two and struck out 16 over 12 innings in three starts, will oppose Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly.

Up next for the Giants: In their next-to-last Arizona home exhibition game, the Giants will face the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. PT. Matt Cain, who worked six innings in his previous start, will oppose Milwaukee's Claudio Vargas.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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