SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Pence hit a grand slam as part of an eight-run fourth inning against former All-Star Cole Hamels, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 on Friday night.
Joe Panik had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs. Justin Maxwell, who also had four hits, tripled and doubled in runs and was a home run shy of the cycle. Matt Duffy recorded a career-high four hits as the Giants accumulated 22 hits, their most in AT&T Park history.
All-Star Madison Bumgarner (9-5) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. He failed to finish six innings in back-to-back starts for the first time this season.
Bumgarner, who received more run support than his last five starts combined, had a pair of hits and drove in a run. He leads all pitchers with 10 hits.
Bumgarner and Hamels were the first former World Series MVPs to meet in four years.
Hamels (5-7) got the first out of the fourth and then surrendered seven hits and walked a batter before Jake Diekman came in to finish the inning.
Brandon Belt doubled, Maxwell walked and Bumgarner singled to load the bases ahead of a two-run single from Angel Pagan. Panik singled to re-load the bases before Duffy singled home two more runs. Buster Posey singled ahead of Pence’s slam.
It was Hamel’s shortest outing since going three innings on Sept. 8, 2011. The nine earned runs were a career high and the 12 hits allowed matched his career worst.
Carlos Ruiz homered and Domonic Brown drove in a run for the Phillies, who have lost 13 of 16 on the heels of a three-game winning streak June 21-23.
Phillies: Right-hander Jerome Williams (left hamstring strain) is scheduled to make another rehab start for Double-A Reading this weekend. He gave up two earned runs on four hits over 3 2-3 innings in his first rehab start Tuesday.
Giants: Right-handers Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum each pitched a bullpen session. Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt also threw a bullpen and is scheduled for another on Sunday.
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Panik’s two-run homer in the seventh bounced into McCovey’s Cove, followed quickly by a fan, who grabbed it and proudly displayed the ball while trending water. He was eventually allowed to enter the ballpark.
Phillies: Right-hander David Buchanan (0-5, 8.76) returns to the big leagues for his first start since April 30. He went 3-0, with a 2.43 ERA in seven minor league appearances. He lost his only career start against the Giants, last August, despite allowing just two earned runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Giants: Ryan Vogelsong (6-6, 4.10) was ejected from his last start for arguing balls and strikes after allowing a run on three hits in four innings. He’s 1-1 with 5.15 ERA in four starts against the Phillies.