Cliff Lee threw a seven-hitter, Hunter Pence and John Mayberry hit back-to-back home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Thursday night.
Ryan Vogelsong won his career-best sixth straight decision, Orlando Cabrera hit a two-run double and drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants remained atop the NL West.
The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Monday night in a matchup of the NL West’s top two teams.
Rookie right-hander Vance Worley threw a three-hitter and Chase Utley hit an inside-the-park homer to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the seventh inning and combined with two relievers on a seven-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tim Lincecum and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Cody Ross homered as the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 6-1 Friday night.
Aubrey Huff hit a tying homer off All-Star closer Heath Bell leading off the ninth inning and Mike Fontenot brought in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 12th.
The Giants open a four-game series at San Diego on Thursday, beginning the season’s second half in first place for the first time since 2003 and looking every bit the surprising contender they were a year ago.
The Oakland Athletics ended their winless streak against San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum with a 5-2 victory over the Giants on Friday night.
Madison Bumgarner went six innings and got enough run support for a change, helping him pitch the San Francisco Giants past the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.