Giants down Phillies in extras, avoid sweep

7:21 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Andres Torres singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, enabling the San Francisco Giants to salvage the finale of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies by posting a 4-3 victory at AT&T Park.

Marco Scutaro went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the win, while Hunter Pence had a solo home run to help the Giants prevent Philadelphia from notching its first three-game sweep in San Francisco since 1984.

Barry Zito did his part as well for the Giants, limiting the Phillies to a run and four hits over seven-plus innings on the mound and contributing an RBI single at the plate. He was in line for his fourth win of the season, but Philadelphia scored twice against closer Sergio Romo in the ninth to force extras.

Javier Lopez (1-0) earned the decision after hurling a scoreless top of the 10th.

Chase Utley and Delmon Young each drove in runs during the Phillies' ninth- inning rally, with Kevin Frandsen slugging a solo homer earlier in the game.

Philadelphia starter Jonathan Pettibone was touched for three runs over 5 2/3 innings, with Antonio Bastardo (1-1) saddled with the loss after giving up a run on two hits in the 10th.

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