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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.

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Phils Offense Sputters Again

Phillies 3B Placido Polanco argues with 3B umpire Marty Foster after he failed to tag out Buster Posey on a stolen base in the 5th inning. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Phillies offense fell back to earth, sputtering in their struggle to get above .500.

It was Madison Bumgarner who kept the Phillies hitting at bay this time as the Giants went on to win, 4-2, in San Francisco.

Madison Bumgarner out-dueled Blanton in his first start since signing a contract extension with the Giants. He went six-plus innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out two.

Joe Blanton wasn’t good by any means but he pitched well enough for a number-five starter. He lasted five innings, allowing four runs on 11 hits while striking out two.

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