Another royally good start from Zito

Another solid outing from Barry Zito and three solo home runs carried the Giants to another spring victory in a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Zito gave up one run on two hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out two and dropped his spring ERA to 2.30.

“No question with him, it’s pounding the zone and staying away from bases on balls,” manager Bruce Bochy said of Zito.

Cody Ross homered in the second. Buster Posey went deep in the fourth. And Aubrey Huff hit one out in the sixth.

Ramon Ramirez, Jeremy Affeldt, Sergio Romo and Santiago Castilla combined to throw three shutout innings, giving up two hits.

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