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6th Inning Slam Puts Giants Past Worley, Phillies

Giants 7, Phillies 2
WP – Tim Lincecum (4-10, 5.72)
LP – Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82)

PHILADELPHIA — Through five innings Vance Worley was nearly unhittable.

With eight strikeouts and only a run and three hits allowed, Worley began the 6th inning. After loading the bases on a pair of singles and a walk, Worley gave up a tie-breaking sacrifice fly to Pablo Sandoval to give the Giants a 2-1 lead.

After walking the next batter, a grand slam by Brandon Crawford blew the game wide open and it gave the Giants a 6-1 lead. They were the first four of a five-RBI night for Crawford, who went 2-for-4 in the win.

San Francisco went on to win 7-2, riding a tremendous pitching performance from Tim Lincecum.

Lincecum and Worley were dueling pitch for pitch up until the top of the 6th. After Worley’s meltdown, Lincecum continued his dominance, going seven strong innings while allowing two runs on five hits and two walks, striking out six.

Lincecum’s only mistake came in the 4th inning. With runners on first and third, he slipped on the mound and balked home Shane Victorino to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.

San Francisco tied it up in the next inning on an RBI double by Eli Whiteside.

Worley’s night ended after the 6th inning. He went six, allowing six runs on six htis and three walks while striking out nine. His 119 pitches were a career high.

The Phillies got a run back in the bottom of the 6th. Ryan Howard led off the inning with his second homer of the season, a solo shot to center field.

2B: Ruiz (25), Polanco (15). HR: Howard (2).

Boxscore.

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