Longtime teammates Barry Zito and Tim Hudson received standing ovations after being lifted from Saturday's farewell game in Oakland.
In advance of what's likely the end of his final season, the Giants are paying him a tribute of sorts to the 40-year-old right-hander.
Let's take a look at the clinching scenarios for Saturday, as we make our way toward the end of the regular season.
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When the Giants and A's get together in Oakland on Saturday, the two veteran hurlers (and former teammates) will be the starting pitchers.
Freshly called up from the minors and nearing the end of his career (probably), Zito allowed a two-run homer to Colby Rasmus in his better-late-than-never 2015 debut for the Athletics.
The Athletics have been officially eliminated from postseason contention. GM Billy Beane will have his hands full this winter after such a disappointing season.
Impending free-agent Jeff Samardzija should still find an acceptable deal after his down season. Here's a look at his year, as well as 24 other soon-to-be free agents. Plus, more MLB notes.
The Athletics officially recalled Barry Zito from Triple-A on Wednesday. He's back in the big leagues.
Barry Zito didn't make the Athletics, but he has agreed to go to Triple-A. His reasoning is pretty great.

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