Buster Posey drove in three runs while NBA star Kevin Durant cheered him from the stands, Barry Zito pitched another gem and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 10-0 win Wednesday. Staked to a quick lead, Zito (2-0) won his 11th straight decision, dating to last postseason. San Francisco earned its 16th consecutive victory in games he started, the longest such run by a Giants pitcher since 16 in a row by Carl Hubbell for New York in 1936, STATS said. Zito has thrown 14 scoreless innings so far, the deepest the lefty has gone without giving up a run to start a season in his 14-year career. Posey hit an RBI triple in the first, a run-scoring double in the second and RBI single in the fifth. He scored twice. Durant and Oklahoma City teammate Nick Collison attended the game during the team's off-day ahead of Thursday's matchup at Golden State. Durant was eager to see the NL MVP, saying: "My man Buster. I just like his intensity." The Giants won their ninth in a row overall against Colorado. They also have beaten the Rockies nine straight times at AT&T Park. Andres Torres hit a two-run single, Joaquin Arias singled in a run in a rare start and Marco Scutaro hit a sacrifice fly as the Giants went ahead 7-0. They chased Jeff Francis (1-1) in the second inning for the shortest start of his career.
Giants beat Rockies 10-0 to finish sweep
San Francisco Chronicle | Apr 10