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St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants carries the 2012 Championship banner into the outfield at AT&T Park during a pregame ceremony before their season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Pool Photo by Marcio Sanchez-Pool/Getty Images)

San Francisco Giants fly World Series flag, show off trophy at home opener

April 6, 2013

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