Pagan, Duffy lead way, Giants’ bats stay hot

San Francisco Giants' Matt Duffy, right, is greeted by Hunter Pence after scoring against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Angel Pagan and Matt Duffy each drove in a pair of runs in the sixth inning and the Giants rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 on Saturday night.

Brandon Crawford had three hits and drove in a run for the Giants, who have won three of four after a seven-game losing streak. Duffy, who had four hits in Friday night’s victory, was a home run shy of the cycle for the second straight day.

Josh Osich (1-0) recorded the final out of the sixth and earned his first major league victory. Santiago
Casilla got the final out for his 22nd save.

Ryan Howard hit a home run and drove in two and Cody Asche added a two-run shot for the Phillies, who have lost four straight and 14 of 17 overall. Freddy Galvis doubled and tripled and Odubel Herrera had two hits and drove in a run.

Asche became the first Phillie to hit a ball into McCovey Cove, the body of water just beyond the right field fence connected to the San Francisco Bay, and was the 37th hit by an opponent. There have been 105 total ‘splash’ hits, including playoffs.

Luis Garcia (3-4) gave up three runs in 2-3 innings after allowing two over his previous 15 innings.

David Buchanan pitched five strong innings in his return to the rotation, but still has not won in 15 consecutive starts dating to last August. He made his first start for the Phillies since April 30.

Buchanan allowed a run on eight hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out three.

Ryan Vogelsong took his second straight no decision. He gave up four runs on five hits. Vogelsong walked three and struck out five.

The Giants batted around in the sixth, scoring all five runs with two outs. Buster Posey, who had three hits, also drove in a run. San Francisco has accumulated 37 hits in the past two games.

Buchanan and Garcia were each charged with a pair of wild pitches, the most by Phillies pitchers in a nine-inning game since throwing five in a game on May 4, 1997.

Giants left-hander Jeremy Affledt (left shoulder strain) is tentatively scheduled for a July 20 return.

Phillies right-hander Severino Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Leigh Valley before the game to make room for Buchanan.

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