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SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Zito begged and pleaded to stay in the game, wanting this moment to last a little bit longer, and manager Bruce Bochy almost obliged the pitcher. Ray-Ban Outlet . Bochy stuck with his plan to pull Zito, who still won in what likely was his final hurrah for San Francisco, and Pablo Sandoval backed him with a two-run homer as the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night. "I just let him know, This is my game, Im going to go out there and shut them down, I feel good," Zito said. "I was frustrated." Zitos up-and-down tenure on this side of San Francisco Bay is likely through after seven years, following seven with the Oakland Athletics on the other side of the water. Tony Abreu hit a bases-loaded triple to stake Zito to a quick 3-0 lead in the second, then added an RBI double in the sixth as last years World Series champions put themselves in position for a rare home series victory if they can win Thursday nights rubber game with the NL West champion Dodgers. Zito departed with little fanfare and nary one last standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 41,377 because he was replaced between innings. Fans cheered him after the game, and Zito stuck around to sign autographs. "Definitely theres not a lot of closure in sports," he said. He outpitched Ricky Nolasco (13-11), whose late-September struggles have the Dodgers a bit concerned with the playoffs looming. The right-hander is 0-2 over his last three outings since getting victories in four consecutive starts and seven straight decisions. "Rickys shown us he can throw the ball really well and he can make good pitches," manager Don Mattingly said. "I dont think Ricky has done anything thats going to change our mind." Zito (5-11), making his first start since Sept. 2 at San Diego, snapped a 13-start winless stretch and eight-game losing streak -- including his previous four starts -- since beating Oakland on May 30. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner across the bay with the Athletics, Zito signed a $126 million, seven-year contract before the 2007 season. "I still remember where I was when the contract was finalized and I knew it was going to be a heck of a ride, on the field and off, and its certainly been that for me," said Zito, who lost both of his parents in recent years. Left off the roster for all three post-season rounds during the clubs run to the 2010 World Series title, Zito bounced back to win Game 5 of the NLCS last fall in St. Louis while facing elimination, then Game 1 of a surprising World Series sweep of Detroit. Zito took a comebacker to the left thigh in the fifth but stayed in to finish the inning and be in line for the win. But that was it, and catcher Buster Posey offered him a handshake in the dugout. The Giants arent expected to pick up his $18 million option for 2014, but rather pay him a $7 million buyout. Zito hasnt been told anything formally, but he is prepared to move on and, he hopes, continue pitching in 2014. Zito allowed four hits and one earned run in five innings, with a strikeout and no walks. The 35-year-old pitcher lowered his ERA while with the Giants by a point to 4.62, finishing with a seven-year record of 63-80 while facing harsh criticism for most of his largely disappointing stint. "I was little worried there for a while, I didnt think I was ever going to be able to show my face in San Francisco again," Zito said. "I was like, Oh, man, they have such great spots here and restaurants, Id love to enjoy them later in my career, later in life, but I didnt think Id be able to. I think now Ill come back and at least have people have smiles on their faces." Bochy let Zito know Tuesday he would get one final start in front of the home fans. "Its been a joy to be with Barry," Bochy said. "I couldnt be happier for him right now to win tonight." Zito surrendered consecutive singles then Matt Kemps RBI double in the fourth to prompt a mound visit from pitching coach Dave Righetti, then got through the inning still holding a lead. Kemp pulled the Dodgers within two runs with an RBI single in the eighth. Then Sergio Romo finished for his 37th save in 42 opportunities leaving a runner at second. The Giants six runs were as many as they had total over their previous 49 innings -- and Nolasco matched the six he had given up in five career starts at AT&T Park before Wednesday. Following Poseys leadoff double in the second, Nolasco plunked Hunter Pence in the left leg a day after Matt Cain hit Yasiel Puig with a pitch during Tuesdays 2-1 Dodgers win. Pablo Sandoval singled to load the bases and Abreu tripled two batters later. Sandoval hit his 14th homer in the fourth. Notes: The Giants clinched the season series with a 10-8 lead, doing so in back-to-back years for the first time since 2002-03. ... Giants 2B Marco Scutaro, last seasons NLCS MVP, will have surgery Friday to repair a tendon problem in his left pinkie and have a pin inserted to help him heal. Shut down for the season Tuesday, Scutaro batted .297 with two homers and 31 RBIs in 127 games. "I tried to do whatever I can to help the team win games," he said. cheapray-bansunglassesoutlet . - Not again. ray ban sale discount . PETERSBURG, Fla.OTTAWA -- The Western Mustangs remained on top of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football rankings for a third straight week Tuesday. Western (7-0) earned 20 first-place votes and 290 points in the Football Reporters of Canada poll. The reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or (6-0) were second with 10 first-place votes and 280 points. The Calgary Dinos (6-0) were third in the unchanged top 10 after a limited CIS schedule last week. Guellph, Queens and McMaster were the only top-10 squads in action and all registered convincing road wins. cheap ray ban. . The Gryphons defeated Carleton 48-12, the Gaels crushed Waterloo 78-21 and the Marauders beat Laurier 28-5. Guelph (7-0) is ranked fourth and Queens (6-1) is fifth. The top 10 is rounded out by the Montreal Carabins (4-2), Saskatchewan Huskies (4-2), Bishops Gaiters (4-2), McMaster (4-3) and the Windsor Lancers (4-3). ' ' '

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