Giants Fall To Phillies, 6-Game Win Streak Snapped
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Cliff Lee shut down the Giants once again with eight strong innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double among his three hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies stopped San Francisco’s season-best six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night.
Domonic Brown hit a solo home run and Delmon Young and Jimmy Rollins each added sacrifice flies as the Phillies began a seven-game trip.
Lee (3-2) outpitched fellow southpaw Madison Bumgarner and kept intact his perfect career regular-season record against the Giants.
Hunter Pence hit a solo homer, double and single against his former club. His sixth homer of the season, in the second inning, snapped a 21-inning scoreless stretch by Lee against San Francisco.
Lee is 5-0 with a 0.88 ERA in six regular-season starts against the Giants, including 4-0 with a 0.84 ERA in five of those outings at AT&T Park.
He struck out six and didn’t walk a batter for the first time this season in a 102-pitch performance. Lee also singled in the fourth for his third hit of 2013.
The two runs and three of the five hits Lee allowed were to former Phillies teammate Pence, acquired by the Giants at last summer’s trade deadline.
Pence singled leading off the fifth and doubled to start the eighth. He scored when shortstop Rollins threw wildly past first for an error after fielding Francisco Peguero’s infield single.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save in as many chances, and his 11th straight scoreless appearance.
The Giants couldn’t keep their winning streak going on a night Hall of Famer Willie Mays was treated to the singing of “Happy Birthday” in the middle of the fourth. The “Say Hey Kid” tipped his cap from the suite level as the sellout crowd of 41,171 gave him a warm standing ovation on his 82nd birthday.
Bumgarner (3-1) struck out seven but saw his winless stretch reach four starts since he won his initial three outings of the year.
Bumgarner escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first when he fielded Brown’s comebacker for the final out. Bumgarner walked Chase Utley, loading the bases again with two outs in the second, then Michael Young lined a two-run double to right.
Bumgarner received a mound visit from pitching coach Dave Righetti and threw a wild pitch past Ryan Howard, bringing home another run before the slugger struck out.
The three runs already were a season high, and he was tagged for a season-high eight hits in raising his ERA from 1.55 to 2.31.
Brown followed Delmon Young’s fifth-inning sacrifice fly with a drive over the right-field that bounced off the walkway and splashed into McCovey Cove.
Rollins added a sacrifice fly in the eighth after San Francisco added a run in the eighth.
San Francisco played without center fielder and leadoff man Angel Pagan for the second straight game as he nursed a strained right hamstring. Pagan went through agility work with the relievers in the outfield before the game and was expected back in the starting lineup Tuesday night.
NOTES: Lee is also 12-5 vs. the NL West. … The Giants placed LHP Jose Mijares on the restricted list because his seven days on the bereavement list were up and he hadn’t returned in time from his grandmother’s funeral in Venezuela. He was expected back in San Francisco late Monday and to be activated Tuesday, when the club will have to make a roster move. … Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay was placed on the 15-day DL and had an appointment scheduled Tuesday in Los Angeles with Dr. Lewis Yocum to examine his troublesome throwing shoulder. … Rollins and Kevin Frandsen, both from the Bay Area, sported yellow Golden State Warriors playoffs T-shirts before the game. “I love how people don’t think you’re a Bay Area fan `cuz you’re not here anymore,” Frandsen said. “C’mon, where’d I grow up?” … Eddie Piazza, a 102-year-old fan, attended.
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