San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 21, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 45989

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 6 12 0
Philadelphia 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 53-41 29-16 24-25 W2
Philadelphia 41-54 17-29 24-25 L3

Recap


Giants 6, Phillies 5 (10): Melky Cabrera homered to tie the contest in the eighth inning and scored the winning run on Gregor Blanco's bunt single in the 10th as visiting San Francisco posted its seventh win in eight outings.

Buster Posey, who homered and drove in three runs, collected his fourth hit with a single to shallow right to put runners on the corners in the 10th. Two batters later, Blanco helped the Giants improve to 7-1 in extra-inning games with a safety squeeze against Jonathan Papelbon (2-4).

Matt Cain belted his sixth career homer for the Giants, who maintained their 2 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. By doing so, they handed the Phillies their third straight loss after a four-game winning streak.

Although the contest was billed as a pitchers' duel, Cain and fellow All-Star Cole Hamels allowed three homers and five runs apiece before departing without a decision.

Sergio Romo (3-1) retired both batters he faced to pick up the win. Santiago Casilla retired the side in the 10th for his 24th save.

Ryan Howard went deep for the second straight game with a three-run shot and Hamels belted his first career homer. Chase Utley added a solo shot and Shane Victorino collected his 1,000th career hit with a single in the sixth inning for the Phillies, who have dropped seven straight at Citizens Bank Park to fall to a National League-worst 17-29 at home.

With the Giants nursing a 4-2 lead in the sixth, Victorino put runners on first and second base to set the stage for Howard. The slugger jumped on a high fastball from Cain and launched it into the seats in right field.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Giants 1B Aubrey Huff's MRI revealed patella tendinitis in his right knee. He will be re-evaluated on Monday. ... Hamels tossed a career-high 128 pitches. ... The announced attendance was 45,989, marking the largest regular-season crowd in the history of Citizens Bank Park.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Philadelphia
Matt Cain Player Cole Hamels
No Decision W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 7.2
4 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 10
5.62 ERA 5.87
Hitting
San Francisco   Philadelphia
Buster Posey Player Cole Hamels
4 Hits 1
3 RBI 1
1 HR 1
8 TB 4
.800 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 12 3 24 .300 19 8 6 4 1 0
Philadelphia 5 3 14 .152 9 5 5 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .377 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Giants have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .595 after a loss.