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Giants, Zito send Cardinals to 1-0 loss

Friday - 4/5/2013, 9:21pm  ET

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook (35) juggles the ball next to teammates as he waits to be taken out of the game during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, April 5, 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

AP Sports Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The World Series trophy appeared out of an entrance in center field in the arms of Giants manager Bruce Bochy. The orange championship banner arrived by fire boat, and players paraded around with it on the field and through the stands before taking turns pulling it up the flag pole in right-center field for all of San Francisco to see.

Even with all the festivities, the St. Louis Cardinals needed no painful pregame reminders of last October's disappointment -- the lefty on the mound provided every last bit of it.

Barry Zito tossed seven scoreless innings to send the Cardinals to a 1-0 loss in the Giants' home opener Friday, 5
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