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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - 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.

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