Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 4/26)

Game 1: Friday, April 25
San Francisco7Final
Game 2: Saturday, April 26
San Francisco2Final
Game 3: Sunday, April 27
San Francisco0Final

Giants 2

(18-5, 11-3 away)

Phillies 10

(14-10, 9-6 home)

    7:05 PM ET, April 26, 2003

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

    123456789 R H E
    SF 000100001 2 9 0
    PHI 00032302 - 10 12 0

    W: B. Duckworth (1-1)

    L: J. Williams (0-1)

    S: C. Silva (1)

    Duckworth gives up one run in five innings

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brandon Duckworth pitched just five innings, yet that was more than enough to make his manager happy.

    Duckworth, making his second start of the season after beginning the year on the disabled list with elbow tendinitis, gave up a run on five hits as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Francisco Giants 10-2 Saturday night.

    The right-hander went just 1 1/3 innings last Sunday, giving up seven runs -- six earned -- in an 8-1 loss to Atlanta.

    "He's still not where he wants to be, but tonight was much better," Phillies manager Larry Bowa said. "He made pitches when he had to and threw the ball, he wasn't as apprehensive. He gave himself a chance to win."

    Bobby Abreu homered, scored four runs and knocked in three. Jim Thome also homered and drove in two runs for the Phillies, who have won four of five. Abreu is 9-for-19 with nine RBI and seven runs scored in his last five games.

    Duckworth (1-1) walked three and struck out two. He threw 99 pitches, including 34 in the first inning when the Giants loaded the bases but did not score.

    "I was bound and determined to get out of that inning," Duckworth said. "I told myself that it was time to show something here."

    The loss snapped the Giants' three-game winning streak, but their 18-5 start still matches their best since moving to San Francisco in 1958 -- tying the 1962 and 1971 teams.

    Carlos Silva pitched four innings for his first save this season and the second of his career.

    Barry Bonds went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch.

    The Giants scored a run in the fourth but could have had more. Benito Santiago was hit by a pitch and went to second on a single by J.T. Snow. Marquis Grissom then hit a shallow fly ball to right that got past Abreu, scoring Santiago. Snow made it to third and Grissom went into second with a double.

    After pitcher Jerome Williams grounded out, the Phillies intentionally walked Ray Durham to load the bases and Edgardo Alfonzo grounded into a double play.

    "Alfonzo is not swinging the bat aggressively," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. "I think we may have to move him around a little (in the lineup)."

    Williams (0-1), making his major league debut, went four-plus innings, giving up five runs on five hits. He walked five and struck out three.

    After the game, Williams was sent down to Triple-A Fresno and will be replaced by left-hander Jeff Urban.

    "It was a learning process. I thought I pitched well, but I'm not disappointed I'm going back down. I had a feeling I would be," Williams said. "It was a real good experience and I'd like to come back and do better."

    In the fourth, the Phillies scored three runs despite hitting only one ball out of the infield. Williams walked the bases loaded with one out and then walked Todd Pratt to force in a run. Tomas Perez followed with an infield single, scoring Thome, and Duckworth singled to center, Philadelphia's first hit to the outfield, to score David Bell.

    Williams then got back-to-back groundouts, including a nice play by Snow at first that cut off a run.

    The Phillies added two runs in the fifth. Consecutive singles by Abreu and Pat Burrell chased Williams. Reliever Jim Brower got Thome on a lineout before Bell doubled home Abreu, and Pratt singled to score Burrell.

    With one out in the sixth, Ricky Ledee tripled to left before Abreu hit his third homer to center. One out later, Thome homered to left, his third of the season.

    In the eighth, Abreu's RBI double scored Ledee, who led off with a double. Abreu then moved to third on a groundout and scored on a sacrifice fly by Thome.

    Game notes
    Bonds got hit by a pitch in the right shoulder in the third inning. He stayed at the plate for a few moments before sharing a laugh with Pratt and heading to first. ... Santiago tried to stay in the game after being hit by a pitch in the fourth but was pulled after taking some warmup tosses after the inning. He has a sore right elbow and is day to day. ... Thome was 1-for-13 before his homer.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press