JD Drew (3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 RS) and Dustin Pedroia (5-for-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 RS) were the main attraction. At the bottom of the order, both Coco Crisp and Julio Lugo scored twice. Manny Ramirez and Crisp each drew two walks.
In New York, the Mets shut out the Yankees and Fat Billy 2-0.
IP H ER BB K BF PIT-ST GB FOOne of Tavarez's walks was intentional (Bonds). From the 2nd to 7th innings, only three Giants got as far as second base.
Tavarez v Giants 7 6 2 2 3 29 103-58 11 7
Clemens v Mets 6.1 7 2 1 8 27 108-67 8 3
Barry Zito (4.02, 104 ERA+) / Julian Tavarez (5.25, 85 ERA+)
Dave Roberts Returns!
Tito: "I would be shocked if, when Davey comes up, the place doesn't explode."
Tavarez has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his last eight starts. ...And it's a 1912 World Series rematch!
Zito has won three starts in dominating fashion sandwiched by two awkward losses to his former team. He lost in Oakland on May 18, giving up seven runs in four innings. Over the next 20 innings, Zito gave up one earned run. In losing to the A's in San Francisco on Saturday, he allowed three earned runs on nine hits over four innings.