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    Giants 13, Brewers 3

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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito is happy with the progress he's made so far this spring.

    He allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and the San Francisco Giants earned a 13-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a split-squad game on Saturday.

    The left-hander threw 30 strikes out of 45 pitches.

    Zito, who made some changes to his delivery over the winter, said he didn't feel quite as good as the results today, but he's had a strong spring. He's given up two runs in five innings.

    "Every day I'm trying to take it one day at a time, and not get ahead of myself," Zito said.

    Pablo Sandoval doubled and homered in the Giants' eight-run third inning. It was his first homer of the spring.

    The Giants had 16 hits, including three homers. Prospect Tommy Joseph hit two homers and drove in four runs.

    Milwaukee's Mat Gamel, who is taking over at first this season after the departure of Prince Fielder, hit his third homer of the spring, a three-run shot in the fourth inning.

    Also, Milwaukee's Nyjer Morgan left the game in the second inning as a precaution after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch in the first.

    Shortstop Brandon Crawford doubled and tripled and had 3 RBIs for San Francisco. He's 6-for-14 with six RBIs this spring.

    "I think really he's going to help contribute to this offense," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He made a couple adjustments with his swing. He's shortened it up. It allows him to get to balls he wasn't able to get to before."

    Crawford batted .204 as a rookie last year. But that swing adjustment he made late in the regular season also carried over to the Arizona Fall League.

    And now he's off to a strong start in the spring.

    "I've played well the last couple of seasons whenever I've made that small change, and I'm doing well here to start out," he said. "It's definitely good for the confidence."

    Notes: San Francisco's Buster Posey reported feeling fine a day after his first game action of the spring. Posey is scheduled to start again on Sunday, catching four innings. Posey missed most of last season after injuring his left knee in a home plate collision. ... Reliever Brian Wilson is scheduled to make his spring debut on Sunday. Wilson has been out because of a sore elbow. ... Freddy Sanchez will not make his spring debut in the field until Wednesday or Thursday. Bochy had said on Friday that Sanchez could play second as soon as Monday, but the manager said he was mistaken and that the plan was never for Sanchez to play that soon. ... Wily Peralta, considered the top prospect in the Brewers' system, gave up four runs in 2 1/3 innings in his first start of the spring. ... Caleb Gindl had two hits to raise his spring average to .417.

     
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    Milwaukee Brewers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Carlos Gomez, CF3000003 .200
        Lee Haydel, LF1000000 .000
    Nyjer Morgan, RF0000000 .143
        Jay Gibbons, RF-CF^RF3110010 .333
    Brooks Conrad, 3B3110001 .267
        Ryan Gennett, 2B1000000 .000
    Taylor Green, 2B-3B4010012 .286
    Mat Gamel, 1B3123001 .313
        Sean Halton, 1B1000010 .000
    Caleb Gindl, LF-RF^CF4020010 .417
    Cesar Izturis, SS3010002 .308
        Jeff Bianchi, SS1000000 .143
    Martin Maldonado, C3000012 .000
        Anderson De La Rosa, C10100001.000
    Brock Kjeldgaard, DH3000101 .000
    Totals3439315  
    Batting
    2B - Jay Gibbons (1, Fitzgerald)
    HR - Mat Gamel (3, Fitzgerald)
    RBI - Mat Gamel 3 (7)
    SB - Mat Gamel (1, 2nd base off Zito/H. Sanchez)
    CS - Nyjer Morgan (1, 2nd base by Zito/H. Sanchez)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Bianchi-Gennett-Halton
    Milwaukee Brewers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Wily Peralta (L,0-1) 2.1444310 12.46
    Darren Byrd 0.1566102162.00
    Tyler Thornburg 2.1100020 0.00
    Daniel Meadows 1100020 7.71
    Michael Fiers 1433021 18.00
    Josh Butler 1100010 6.00
    WP - Wily Peralta (1)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 5-1, Tyler Thornburg 3-2, Daniel Meadows 1-0, Michael Fiers 1-0, Josh Butler 1-0
    Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 14, Darren Byrd 7, Tyler Thornburg 8, Daniel Meadows 4, Michael Fiers 7, Josh Butler 3
    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Angel Pagan, CF3110100 .263
        Gary Brown, CF1000010 .111
    Melky Cabrera, LF4111003 .524
        Juan Perez, LF1110000 .600
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B4222020 .263
        Chris Dominguez, 3B1011000 .143
    Brett Pill, 1B4000011 .292
        Ricky Oropesa, 1B1000001 .000
    Brandon Belt, RF3110110 .381
        Roger Kieschnick, PR-RF1010000 .250
    Hector Sanchez, C3111001 .417
       a- Jesus Galindo, PH1000001 .000
    Ryan Theriot, 2B2221100 .286
        Nick Noonan, 2B2110010 .333
    Brandon Crawford, SS3123001 .429
        Joe Panik, SS1000011 .600
    Tommy Joseph, DH-C3224110 .444
    Totals3813161348  
    a-grounded into a double play for Edlefsen in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Melky Cabrera (4, Byrd), Pablo Sandoval (2, Peralta), Chris Dominguez (1, Fiers), Brandon Belt (2, Meadows), Ryan Theriot (1, Byrd), Nick Noonan (1, Fiers), Brandon Crawford (1, Peralta)
    3B - Juan Perez (1, Fiers), Brandon Crawford (1, Byrd)
    HR - Pablo Sandoval (1, Byrd), Tommy Joseph 2 (2, Byrd, Fiers)
    SF - Hector Sanchez (2)
    RBI - Melky Cabrera (7), Pablo Sandoval 2 (4), Chris Dominguez (1), Hector Sanchez (5), Ryan Theriot (2), Brandon Crawford 3 (6), Tommy Joseph 4 (6)
    2-OUT RBI - Melky Cabrera (5), Pablo Sandoval 2 (2), Chris Dominguez (1), Ryan Theriot (1), Brandon Crawford 3 (3), Tommy Joseph 2 (4)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Pill-Panik
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Barry Zito (W,2-0) 3100010 3.60
    Justin Fitzgerald (H,2) 0.2533121 13.50
    Austin Fleet (H,1) 0.1000000 0.00
    Guillermo Mota (H,1) 1100010 9.00
    Sergio Romo (H,2) 2100000 1.80
    Steve Edlefsen (H,2) 1000010 0.00
    Hector Correa 1100000 3.86
    HBP - Morgan (by Barry Zito)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 4-3, Guillermo Mota 1-1, Sergio Romo 2-3, Steve Edlefsen 1-1
    Batters Faced - Barry Zito 10, Justin Fitzgerald 8, Austin Fleet 1, Guillermo Mota 4, Sergio Romo 6, Steve Edlefsen 3, Hector Correa 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 11834
    Game Time - 2:57
    Temperature - 66
    Umpires - Home - Brian Runge, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Brian Gorman