National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at San Francisco|
(Tuesday, May 7th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, San Francisco 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Kendrick scattered six hits over
seven innings to guide the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-2 win over the San
Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Kendrick (4-1) allowed two runs and struck out six batters without issuing a
Chase Utley went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Ryan
Howard homered and drove in a pair and Jimmy Rollins and Michael Young added
an RBI apiece for the Phillies, who have won two straight games.
"We're getting guys over, we're putting bunts down," Utley said of his team's
offense. "We're definitely doing the little things right now which is big,
especially against a team like this."
Marco Scutaro went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and Angel Pagan knocked in a run
for the Giants, who have dropped back-to-back games following a six-game
Tim Lincecum (2-2) was tagged for five runs on nine hits and three walks to
absorb the loss.
"He was real good at times and other times he just made some mistakes," San
Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said of Lincecum. "He had good stuff tonight,
but along with that, he had trouble commanding the fastball at times."
The Phillies wasted no time and pushed a run across in the first. Utley
singled then moved to second on a Lincecum throwing error. After Young walked,
Howard singled to right field to score Utley.
Philadelphia added two more in the second. Laynce Nix scored on a Rollins
ground out and Utley followed with a single to center to score Ben Revere.
San Francisco pulled within 3-2 in the third inning. With runners at second
and third with one out, Pagan lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to score
Brandon Belt. Scutaro followed with a double down the line in left to score
Utley opened the fifth with a solo homer to put the Phillies up 4-2, and Young
scored Rollins with a double to right to give the visitors a three-run
cushion in the seventh.
Howard's blast in the ninth accounted for the final difference.
Each of the Phillies last 12 homers have been of the solo variety ... Howard
and Utley have homered in the same game 50 times, the highest total for any
pair of teammates in Phillies history ... Lincecum had seven strikeouts ...
Hunter Pence has started all 33 games for the Giants this season ... Scutaro
extended his hitting streak to seven games.
05/08 02:45:19 ET