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Cabrera gets four hits to lift Blue Jays past his former teammates

  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Barry Zito is pulled by manager Bruce Bochy during sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Toronto. The Blue Jays won 10-6. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

TORONTO — Barry Zito battled as long as he could, though he had already buried the San Francisco Giants with a brutal first inning.

R.A. Dickey snapped a four-start winless streak, Melky Cabrera had four hits against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Giants 10-6 on Tuesday night.

Zito (3-2), who has won just once in six starts, allowed eight runs, five earned, and a season-high 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings. The bulk of the damage came in a six-run, six-hit, 11-batter first that put the

Giants in a huge hole.

"In the first inning, I have to be able to pick up the guys," Zito said. "Some of them just came out aggressive and hit them where they wanted to. A lot of balls through the infield today."

Zito, who walked two and struck out two, fell to 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in six career starts at Rogers Centre.


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