Philadelphia at San Francisco

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Philadelphia (13-15) «0405000009130
San Francisco (14-13)1010050007110

Phillies 9, Giants 7

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Brett Myers can't remember back to his Little League days but he's pretty sure he never had to close a game before Thursday night.

Jimmy Rollins tripled twice and drove in two runs and Philadelphia starter Adam Eaton beat San Francisco for the first time in nearly six years in the Phillies' 9-7 victory over the Giants.

Myers made his first big league save look easy. He pitched the ninth in place of the injured Tom Gordon, retiring all three batters he faced for what is most likely his first save at any level.

"I was pretty much ready to go," Myers said. "I played catch with the outfielder twice and it was nothing unusual. It's still getting people out."

Shane Victorino and Chase Utley each drove in two runs for the Phillies, who beat San Francisco for the 11th time in their last 13 meetings.

"We got big hits and I like the way we hit early," Phillies' manager Charlie Manuel said. "I also liked the way we hung in there at the end. (Myers) is going to be good., He has the ability and the stuff. He just needs to calm down and control his adrenaline. He was in a hurry to get in there."

Giants starter Matt Cain, who entered the game with the NL's third-best ERA (1.54), didn't make it out of the fourth inning and the Giants lost for the fifth time in seven games.

"I felt good coming out of the bullpen," Cain said. "I just got behind a lot of guys. I got to them when they had good hitting counts and they took advantage."

Rollins, a native of Oakland, provided a rare show for his local fans. The shortstop, tied with Barry Bonds with nine home runs this season, entered the game with a career .188 average and one triple in San Francisco.

After striking out in his first at-bat, Rollins put the Phillies on the board with a two-run triple in the second that hit off the center-field fence and sparked a four-run rally. He led off the fourth with a triple that hit halfway up the right-field screen and started a five-run outburst.

"That's what makes him so good," said Victorino, who left the game early with tightness in his back. "He comes up and gets the two-run triple and gets himself into scoring position. He makes it easy for the rest of us."

Eaton (3-2) allowed six runs and eight hits over five-plus innings but still managed to beat the Giants for the first time since June 7, 2001, when he was with San Diego. He was 0-4 in 10 starts against San Francisco until Thursday.

Eaton walked three and struck out five.

"He had a tough six innings," Manuel said. "He has the stuff but he has trouble getting out of jams. I think the biggest problem is for him to make a few more quality pitches."

Cain (1-2) lasted three-plus innings, the shortest start of his career. He allowed seven earned runs, matching his career high, eight hits and four walks.

Cain's ERA rose to 3.08 after he allowed more runs Thursday than in his previous five starts combined.

Pat Burrell, Abraham Nunez and Carlos Ruiz also drove in runs for the Phillies.

The Giants had all but conceded the game, replacing Bonds, Rich Aurilia and Bengie Molina after five innings. Their replacements helped make it interesting with a five-run sixth against Eaton and Ryan Madsen.

Omar Vizquel delivered a two-run double and Randy Winn doubled in a run while backup catcher Eliezer Alfonzo tripled in a run and backup infielder Kevin Frandsen, recalled from the minors earlier Thursday, drove in a run.

Madsen got five outs and Antonio Alfonseca recorded four outs to get to Myers.

Notes

Vizquel batted in the eighth spot, the first time he hasn't batted first or second since June 14, 2001, when he hit eighth for Cleveland. ... Burrell broke an 0-for-19 streak with his fourth-inning double. ... Phillies 1B Ryan Howard took over the major league lead with his 27th walk. ... Phillies OF Aaron Rowand reached base safely for the 24th consecutive game.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
San Francisco

R. Winn
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS6222013 .310
Shane Victorino, RF3232100 .277
    Michael Bourn, PR-RF0000100 .250
    Antonio Alfonseca, P0000000 .000
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH0000100 .207
    Brett Myers, P0000000 .000
Chase Utley, 2B5122022 .313
Ryan Howard, 1B5000147 .205
Pat Burrell, LF4111113 .268
Aaron Rowand, CF4210101 .376
Abraham Nunez, 3B4021110 .216
Carlos Ruiz, C4121113 .300
Adam Eaton, P3000015 .133
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
    Jayson Werth, RF0000100 .281
Totals389139911  
a-walked for Alfonseca in the 9th
Batting
2B - Chase Utley (16, Cain), Pat Burrell (6, Sanchez)
3B - Jimmy Rollins 2 (4, Cain, Cain)
SH - Adam Eaton (1)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (21), Shane Victorino 2 (10), Chase Utley 2 (23), Pat Burrell (11), Abraham Nunez (2), Carlos Ruiz (11)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (9), Shane Victorino (5), Chase Utley (9)
SB - Shane Victorino 2 (9, 2nd base off Cain/Molina, 2nd base off Cain/Molina), Michael Bourn (1, 2nd base off Taschner/Alfonzo)
CS - Carlos Ruiz (1, 2nd base by Correia/Alfonzo)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Adam Eaton (W,3-2) 5866350 8.18
Ryan Madson 1.2211220 3.63
Antonio Alfonseca (H,5) 1.1100010 3.07
Brett Myers (S,1) 1000010 6.20
HBP - Sweeney (by Adam Eaton)
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Eaton 112-71, Ryan Madson 41-24, Antonio Alfonseca 20-15, Brett Myers 16-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Eaton 4-5, Ryan Madson 2-1, Antonio Alfonseca 2-1, Brett Myers 1-1
Batters Faced - Adam Eaton 26, Ryan Madson 9, Antonio Alfonseca 5, Brett Myers 3
San Francisco Giants
Dave Roberts, CF4100102 .224
Randy Winn, RF5231021 .309
Rich Aurilia, 3B1000100 .276
    Jonathan Sanchez, P0000000 .000
    Eliezer Alfonzo, C3031000 .235
Barry Bonds, LF2010000 .348
    Todd Linden, LF3000014 .205
Ray Durham, 2B2101210 .284
Bengie Molina, C2010012 .326
    Vinnie Chulk, P0000000 .000
   a- Pedro Feliz, PH-3B3110001 .244
Mark Sweeney, 1B4100022 .286
Omar Vizquel, SS3112111 .224
Matt Cain, P1000010 .000
    Kevin Frandsen, 3B2011000 .333
    Jack Taschner, P0000000 .000
   b- Ryan Klesko, PH1000002 .311
    Kevin Correia, P00000001.000
    Steve Kline, P0000000 .000
Totals36711659  
a-singled for Chulk in the 6th
b-grounded out for Taschner in the 7th
Batting
2B - Randy Winn 2 (9, Eaton, Madson), Bengie Molina (9, Eaton), Omar Vizquel (5, Eaton)
3B - Eliezer Alfonzo (1, Madson)
SF - Ray Durham (3)
RBI - Randy Winn (9), Eliezer Alfonzo (1), Ray Durham (15), Omar Vizquel 2 (8), Kevin Frandsen (1)
2-OUT RBI - Randy Winn (2), Eliezer Alfonzo (1)
SB - Ray Durham (2, 2nd base off Madson/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 9
San Francisco Giants
Matt Cain (L,1-2) 3877420 3.08
Jonathan Sanchez 1.2422140 5.91
Vinnie Chulk 1.1000120 3.65
Jack Taschner 1000110 4.15
Kevin Correia 1.2100210 5.56
Steve Kline 0.1000010 2.45
IBB - Howard by Matt Cain
HBP - Utley (by Steve Kline)
WP - Matt Cain (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 87-48, Jonathan Sanchez 47-29, Vinnie Chulk 18-11, Jack Taschner 17-10, Kevin Correia 34-19, Steve Kline 6-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 3-4, Vinnie Chulk 1-1, Kevin Correia 2-1
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 21, Jonathan Sanchez 10, Vinnie Chulk 5, Jack Taschner 4, Kevin Correia 7, Steve Kline 2
Game Information
Attendance - 33466
Game Time - 3:47
Temperature - 56
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Jim Reynolds