The San Francisco Giants started the season on the road, so Friday was their day to mark their 2012 World Series win in front of fans at AT&T Park. Before Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals — who San Francisco not only beat in the playoffs, but now forced to watch all the pageantry — the Giants raised their World Series flag and brought out their trophy.
Perhaps inspired by Friday's ceremony, the Giants were in championship form against the Cardinals, winning the game 1-0 behind seven shutout innings from Barry Zito. The pitching-strong Giants maintained a 0.00 ERA for their starters this season. — Mike Oz, Big League Stew