The Giants, starting a 10-game trip, lost for the 12th time in 17 games and continued to sputter on offense. They’re next to last in the majors in runs and have totaled 15 in the past eight games.
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.