Giants 9, Phillies 2

The Sports Xchange

PHILADELPHIA -- Brett Pill, recalled from the minors one day earlier, went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs on Wednesday night, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Roger Kieschnick, also recalled Tuesday, had two hits and two RBIs in his major league debut for the Giants, who posted their highest run total since also mustering nine in Tim Lincecum's no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on July 13.

Brandon Crawford also homered in support of Chad Gaudin, who went seven innings and allowed one run and four hits. Gaudin (5-2) struck out five and walked one to win for the third time in four starts.

Gaudin, 1-for-56 at the plate in his career before Wednesday, also contributed an RBI single.

Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (9-8) lasted just two-plus innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) and eight hits. Kendrick, whose wife gave birth to the couple's second child Tuesday afternoon, didn't strike out a batter while walking one and hitting a batter.

Pill, a first baseman who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Giants, hit .148 in 14 games with San Francisco earlier this year. However, he batted .344 with 18 homers and 79 RBIs during his time at Triple-A Fresno, and went 3-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

His homer, a solo shot, came in the seventh inning off Philadelphia reliever J.C. Ramirez. It was his second of the year. Crawford homered later in the inning, his sixth of the season.

Pablo Sandoval's one-out single in the first produced the game's first run, and with two outs Pill singled home two more. Kieschnick followed with an RBI single, making it 4-0.

Chase Utley's solo homer in the bottom of the first, his 14th of the year, put the Phillies on the board.

The Giants tacked on three runs in the third, on singles by Pill, Kieschnick and Gaudin, to assume a 7-1 lead. Gaudin had been hitless in his previous 40 at-bats, dating back to 2009.

NOTES: GM Ruben Amaro said before the game that the Phillies explored "a couple things" in the run-up to Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline. "I guess the bottom line is we didn't find anything that was really satisfactory," he said. LHP Cliff Lee, RHP Jonathan Papelbon and 3B Michael Young had been mentioned in rumors in the days leading up to the deadline. ... The Giants likewise held onto OF Hunter Pence, despite talk that they'd deal him. ... Amaro said OF Domonic Brown, out since July 23 with a concussion, passed an ImPACT test Wednesday but is "at least a week away from returning." ... Phils manager Charlie Manuel spoke optimistically about RHP Roy Halladay, who had shoulder surgery in May. "Personally, I think he's going to pitch before this season's over," Manuel said. ... Manuel also said it's "a day-to-day thing" with Lee, who missed last Saturday's start against Detroit with a stiff neck. ... Phillies 3B Cody Asche made his first major league start, and he robbed Pence with a diving stab of a first-inning smash.