Zito to start Game 1 of World Series

October 23, 2012, 8:57 pm
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Giants left-hander Barry Zito will oppose Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the World Series, Bruce Bochy told the Associated Press.

Zito kept the Giants' season alive by throwing 7.2 shutout innings in the Giants' Game 5 win in St. Louis.

During the regular season, Zito posted a 4.15 ERA and won 15 games, the most since he signed with the Giants before the 2007 season.

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