Clutch Hits Lead Phillies to 10-4 Win Over Giants

It wasn't long ago when it appeared the only way the Phillies could score runs was with the long ball. Tuesday night, it was all small ball as the Phillies scored ten runs and beat San Francisco 10-4 behind a solid outing from Kevin Millwood. The win was the fourth in a row for the Phillies, who are on a ten game road trip. The win did produce a bit of bad news when Jim Thome left after reaggravating a thumb injury.

Marlon Byrd delivered a bases-loaded triple and Pat Burrell had three hits as the Phillies rolled to a 10-4 win over the Giants.

The Phillies entered Tuesday's game near the bottom of the National League with a .248 team batting average. But started to show signs of breaking out in a three-game sweep at Arizona, when they beat Randy Johnson and scored 15 runs in the final two games.

Byrd and Burrell helped keep things going. Byrd's triple with two outs in the fourth was the game's biggest hit and gave the Phillies a 5-1 cushion.

Byrd's hit came just two pitches after first baseman J.T. Snow failed to catch his foul popup while banging his head into the bullpen railing.

Burrell went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the eighth as the Phillies had at least one hit from each starter. Jim Thome, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley each added two hits.

Kevin Millwood (4-2) benefited from the offensive support and limited the Giants to three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out four. It was Millwood's first appearance against the Giants since he no-hit them on April 27, 2003 at Veterans Stadium.

Pedro Feliz hit a solo homer for the Giants, who lost for the fifth time in seven games.

The Giants also got some bad news with one out in the fourth when starter Jerome Williams (3-2) left with a strained right biceps. He surrendered three runs and five hits before departing.

Thome left the game following the fifth inning after aggravating a left thumb injury. He is day-to-day.

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