PHILADELPHIA (AP)—The San Francisco Giants are finding different ways to win.
“When you get an opportunity to get an extra out, you have to capitalize,” Grissom said. “We make teams have to beat our whole lineup.”
The Phillies, who entered the game tied with the Giants for best fielding percentage in the NL, committed two errors that led to five runs in the eighth.
The game was played in a steady rain from the fourth inning on.
“You can’t give a team like that five runs,” Phillies manager Larry Bowa said.
Phillies starter Vicente Padilla (3-2) gave up five runs—two earned—and seven hits in 7 2-3 innings.
Dan Plesac entered and got Snow to hit his first pitch to shallow left, but the ball bounced off Burrell’s glove and rolled to the corner, scoring all three runners to give the Giants a 5-2 lead.
“The conditions were bad, but the bottom line is you’ve got to make that catch,” Burrell said. “There’s no excuse. I had a terrible game.”
Terry Adams came in and Grissom hit his first pitch over the right-field wall to make it 7-2.
The Phillies had just 11 errors in their first 22 games, but three against the Giants.
“Wins aren’t ugly to me,” Aurilia said. No matter how you get them, you get them.”
Cruz’s seventh homer gave San Francisco a 1-0 lead in the second.
Bonds made it 2-0 in the third on a two-out bloop double to right. Ray Durham reached on an infield single to first when Padilla failed to cover the bag, and moved to second when Edgardo Alfonzo was hit by a pitch. He scored when Bonds’ hit fell between Utley and Abreu in right field. On the play, Alfonzo was thrown out at the plate by Utley.
Ainsworth got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, retiring Mike Lieberthal on a liner to center.
“I knew I had to go at least six innings,” Ainsworth said.
Burrell grounded into two, inning-ending double plays, including one in the seventh against Nathan. He had gone 89 at-bats without hitting into oneentering the game.
Snow returned to the lineup after missing one game with a bruised right forearm. Snow, hit by a pitch from Julian Tavarez in the 13th inning Wednesday night, initially was thought to have broken his arm. … Cruz has reached safely in all 22 games. … Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins has reached safely in 18 straight. … Durham has hit in six straight, batting .435 (10-for-23) in that span. … The Phillies’ top three starters—Padilla, Kevin Millwood and RandyWolf—are 9-4 with a 3.19 ERA.