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Giants batter skidding Phils to stop slide

Aug 1, 2013 - 4:13 AM Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Brett Pill smacked a solo homer among his three hits to go along with four RBI and a pair of runs scored in the San Francisco Giants' 9-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the middle test of a three-game set.

Chad Gaudin (5-2) surrendered a run on four hits and a walk over seven innings for the Giants, who jumped out to a 7-1 third-inning lead to help snap a five- game slide.

Chase Utley cracked a solo homer and added an RBI groundout for the Phillies, who have dropped nine of their last 10 contests.

Kyle Kendrick (9-8) allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and a walk over two-plus frames to absorb the loss.

The Giants stormed out of the gate with a four-run first.

"We got a couple of hits early and got our confidence back," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Marco Scutaro hit a one-out double and came home when Pablo Sandoval slapped a single to right-center. Buster Posey then singled before he and Sandoval moved to second and third, respectively, following a Hunter Pence groundout. Sandoval and Posey were pushed across on Pill's base hit to center and Pill, who advanced to second on John Mayberry's throw to the plate, scored when Roger Kieschnick singled to center.

After Utley belted a two-out solo shot in the home first to cut the deficit to 4-1, San Francisco pushed three more across in the third.

Sandoval reached on Utley's throwing error at second base to start the frame before Posey singled and Pence was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Consecutive base hits by Pill and Kieschnick brought Sandoval and Posey home and ended Kendrick's day on the mound.

"Everything they hit fell," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "(Kendrick) just had one of those games where things definitely didn't go his way."

Raul Valdes came on and struck out Brandon Crawford, but Gaudin snuck a grounder through the hole on the left side of the infield to plate Pence and increase the margin to 7-1.

Pill and Crawford each smacked solo shots in the seventh to make it an eight- run spread, with Utley's RBI groundout in the eighth cutting the gap to 9-2.

Game Notes

The Giants went 6-for-11 with runners in scoring position, while Philadelphia finished 0-for-6 ... Utley's homer was his 14th of the year ... Sandoval tallied his 52nd RBI of the season.








  • SAN FRANCISCO: 9
    PHILADELPHIA: 2
    Final

    Jul 31 10:04 PM


  • Chase Utley ground out pitcher to first scored Jimmy Rollins with two out. On the play, Michael Young advances to second. Runner on second and Delmon Young due up.

    Giants 9, Phillies 2  Bot 8, 2 OutsJul 31 9:45 PM
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  • Brandon Crawford two-out, solo Home Run (6) to right center. Chad Gaudin due up.

    Giants 9, Phillies 1  Top 7, 2 OutsJul 31 9:13 PM


  • Brett Pill one-out, solo Home Run (2) to left. Roger Kieschnick due up.

    Giants 8, Phillies 1  Top 7, 1 OutJul 31 9:09 PM
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  • Chad Gaudin single to left scored Hunter Pence with one out. On the play, Roger Kieschnick advances to second and Brett Pill advances to third. Bases loaded and Gregor Blanco due up.

    Giants 7, Phillies 1  Top 3, 1 OutJul 31 8:05 PM


  • Roger Kieschnick single to left scored Buster Posey with none out. On the play, Brett Pill advances to second and Hunter Pence advances to third. Bases loaded and Brandon Crawford due up.

    Giants 6, Phillies 1  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 31 8:01 PM
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    Giants 6, Phillies 1  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 31 8:01 PM


  • Brett Pill infield single to short, deflected by third scored Pablo Sandoval with none out. On the play, Hunter Pence advances to second and Buster Posey advances to third. Bases loaded and Roger Kieschnick due up.

    Giants 5, Phillies 1  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 31 8:00 PM


  • Chase Utley two-out, solo Home Run (14) to right. Delmon Young due up.

    Giants 4, Phillies 1  Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 31 7:31 PM
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    Giants 4, Phillies 1  Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 31 7:31 PM


  • Roger Kieschnick single to center scored Brett Pill with two out. Runner on first and Brandon Crawford due up.

    Giants 4, Phillies 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJul 31 7:22 PM


  • Brett Pill single to center scored Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey with two out. On the play, Brett Pill advances to second on the throw. Runner on second and Roger Kieschnick due up.

    Giants 3, Phillies 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJul 31 7:19 PM


  • Pablo Sandoval single to center scored Marco Scutaro with one out. Runner on first with one out and Buster Posey due up.

    Giants 1, Phillies 0  Top 1, 1 OutJul 31 7:14 PM


  • SAN FRANCISCO: 0
    PHILADELPHIA: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Jul 31 7:08 PM
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