Instant Replay: Phillies 6, Giants 2

Instant Replay: Phillies 6, Giants 2

May 7, 2013, 1:00 am
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BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- The feast-or-famine Phillies offense feasted its way to a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in the first game of a three-game series at AT&T Park on Monday night. Cliff Lee delivered a strong performance on the mound.

The Phillies’ six runs matched what they had scored in the previous three games.

The Giants had won six in a row.

The Phillies had lost two in a row by a combined score of 16-2.

The Phillies are 15-18. The Giants are 19-13.

Starting pitching report
Lee was outstanding in improving his record to 3-2. The left-hander allowed five hits and two runs over eight walk-free innings. He struck out six. Lee threw 102 pitches, 71 strikes.

Lee is 4-0 with a 0.84 (four earned runs in 43 innings) ERA in five regular-season starts at AT&T Park.

Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner, who came into the game on a roll, was roughed up for eight hits and five runs in six innings of work. He walked two and struck out seven. Bumgarner had allowed just three runs in 20 1/3 innings over his previous three starts.

Bullpen report
Jonathan Papelbon got the final three outs.

At the plate
Michael Young keyed the Phillies’ attack with a single and two doubles. His bases-loaded double in the second inning scored two runs. He also doubled and scored a run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Delmon Young.

Domonic Brown belted a solo homer to deep right. It bounced once and splashed into McCovey Cove.

Hunter Pence had a good night against his former team with a solo homer, a double and a single. He scored both of the Giants’ runs.

In the field
Ben Revere did not start. He entered the game as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the eighth. John Mayberry Jr., who started in center field, moved to right in the inning, replacing Delmon Young.

Ryan Howard started an important double play to end the eighth. The Phillies turned three double plays behind Lee.

Halladay update
Roy Halladay, on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder, will be examined by Dr. Neal Ellatrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Adam Morgan or Tyler Cloyd will likely take his spot in the rotation on Friday. Jesse Biddle is not a candidate for the start (see story).

Up next
Kyle Kendrick (3-1, 2.43) and Tim Lincecum (2-1, 4.41) are the pitchers on Tuesday night.