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San Francisco at Philadelphia

W: A. Alfonseca (3-1) L: K. Correia (1-2)
HR: SF - R. Winn (5), B. Molina (6)   PHI - C. Utley (10), A. Rowand (8), R. Howard (10), S. Victorino (4)

Victorino's walk-off blast caps wild win for Phillies

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Shane Victorino put quite a cap on his own bobblehead day.

Victorino hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning, and Ryan Howard's three-run shot helped the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 9-8 on Sunday.

With the score tied and one out, Victorino drove a 1-0 pitch from Kevin Correia (1-2) over the left-field fence for the first game-winning homer of his career.

Before the first pitch, children 14 and under in the crowd of 39,293 received a hula figurine of Victorino.

"Pretty ironic, isn't it?" said Victorino, who was born in Hawaii. "In the dugout, Wes Helms was saying it would be something if I won the game on the day my bobblehead was given out. It's funny how it happened. I got a good pitch and drove it out."

Correia said Victorino simply hit a good pitch.

"It was a fastball, a strike pretty much on the outside corner," the reliever explained.

The Giants made it 8-all in the top of the ninth on Kevin Frandsen's RBI single off Antonio Alfonseca (3-1) after Fred Lewis and Ryan Klesko walked against Ryan Madson. Alfonseca avoided further damage by getting Bengie Molina to ground into an inning-ending double play.

Howard's 10th homer, off left-hander Jack Taschner, highlighted a five-run seventh that gave the Phillies (28-28) an 8-7 lead.

"I'm still trying to get comfortable," Howard said. "I'm feeling better every day."

Helms' two-run double pulled Philadelphia to 7-5.

Chase Utley and Aaron Rowand homered earlier for the Phillies.

"It was big to get the win today," Rowand said. "Shane came through in a big way. He's been hitting the ball well and he came through. Hopefully, we can continue this momentum."

Molina had three hits for the Giants, including a solo home run and a double. Randy Winn also connected.

"Obviously, it's a tough loss," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "In this place, there's no safe lead."

Barry Bonds was rested before entering as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and grounding out against Madson. Bonds has 746 home runs, nine shy of tying Hank Aaron's career record.

In his sixth career start for San Francisco, Tim Lincecum gave up seven hits and six runs in 6 2/3 innings. Lincecum entered 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA.

Klesko's two-run single off Freddy Garcia keyed a three-run fifth that gave the Giants a 5-3 lead. Before Klesko's hit, San Francisco tied the score at 3 on a bizarre play. With Omar Vizquel at second and Winn at first, Lewis hit a single to left. But the ball slipped out of Pat Burrell's hand when he tried to make the throw home, allowing Vizquel, who initially stopped at third, to score on the error.

Vizquel added an RBI infield single in the sixth, and another run scored on Mike Zagurski's wild pitch.

Garcia struggled with his command, allowing nine hits and seven runs -- six earned -- over 5 1/3 innings. Garcia was visibly upset with manager Charlie Manuel for replacing him with Zagurski.

Philadelphia scored three times in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead. Utley began the inning with a home run to left. Later, Rowand hit a two-run shot to left-center to score Burrell, who singled.

The Giants went ahead 2-0 with solo home runs in the first two innings. Winn hit his 13th career leadoff shot, and Molina added his sixth of the season in the second.


  • Utley hit his NL-leading 24th double in the first.
  • Rowand cut down a runner at second from CF in the second, giving the Phillies their major league-best 22nd outfield assist through 56 games.
  • Danny DeVito threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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The Phils greet Shane Victorino after his first walk-off homer on his own bobblehead doll day.  (AP)
The Phils greet Shane Victorino after his first walk-off homer on his own bobblehead doll day. (AP)

Players of the Game

A. Rowand
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
San Francisco

B. Molina
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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Mark Sweeney, LF4110001 .200
Pedro Feliz, 3B4010002 .251
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a-hit into fielder's choice for Taschner in the 8th
2B - Bengie Molina (11, Garcia)
HR - Randy Winn (5, Garcia), Bengie Molina (6, Garcia)
SH - Tim Lincecum 2 (2)
RBI - Randy Winn (20), Ryan Klesko 2 (13), Kevin Frandsen (8), Bengie Molina (33), Omar Vizquel (14)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Klesko 2 (5)
CS - Kevin Frandsen (1, 2nd base by Geary/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 6
San Francisco Giants
Tim Lincecum 6.2766162 4.05
Jack Taschner (BS,2) 0.1122101 6.00
Kevin Correia (L,1-2) 1.1211031 3.55
IBB - Howard by Tim Lincecum
WP - Tim Lincecum (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 101-69, Jack Taschner 11-6, Kevin Correia 29-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 7-8, Kevin Correia 1-0
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 29, Jack Taschner 3, Kevin Correia 6
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5000021 .263
Shane Victorino, RF5111001 .272
Chase Utley, 2B3221110 .300
Ryan Howard, 1B3113110 .224
Pat Burrell, LF4110012 .225
    Michael Bourn, LF0000000 .265
Greg Dobbs, 3B3000001 .278
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
    Abraham Nunez, 3B1000010 .271
Aaron Rowand, CF4232000 .325
Carlos Ruiz, C4110010 .270
Freddy Garcia, P2000011 .235
    Mike Zagurski, P0000000 .000
    Wes Helms, 3B1112000 .261
    Ryan Madson, P1000011 .000
    Antonio Alfonseca, P0000000 .000
2B - Chase Utley (24, Lincecum), Carlos Ruiz (9, Lincecum), Wes Helms (8, Lincecum)
HR - Shane Victorino (4, Correia), Chase Utley (10, Lincecum), Ryan Howard (10, Taschner), Aaron Rowand (8, Lincecum)
RBI - Shane Victorino (22), Chase Utley (44), Ryan Howard 3 (35), Aaron Rowand 2 (28), Wes Helms 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Howard 3 (17), Aaron Rowand 2 (13)
Team LOB - 4
Outfield Assists - Aaron Rowand 1
DP - Utley-Rollins-Howard, Ruiz-Utley, Nunez-Utley-Howard
E - Pat Burrell (4, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
Freddy Garcia 5.1976252 5.11
Mike Zagurski 1100110 6.23
Geoff Geary 1.1000210 3.58
Ryan Madson (H,1) 0.2011200 3.86
Antonio Alfonseca (BS,1; W,3-1) 0.2100000 4.24
IBB - Winn by Mike Zagurski
WP - Mike Zagurski (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Freddy Garcia 98-64, Mike Zagurski 22-12, Geoff Geary 27-13, Ryan Madson 20-10, Antonio Alfonseca 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Freddy Garcia 4-5, Mike Zagurski 2-0, Ryan Madson 2-0, Antonio Alfonseca 1-0
Batters Faced - Freddy Garcia 25, Mike Zagurski 5, Geoff Geary 5, Ryan Madson 4, Antonio Alfonseca 2
Game Information
Attendance - 39293
Game Time - 3:05
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Tim McClelland