Francoeur lifts Phillies to 6-4 win over Giants

Jun 7, 2015 7:11 PM by Sarkis Nigolian

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur drove in two runs with a two-out double in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday and stave off a series sweep.

Freddy Galvis led off the inning with a single. After another hit and a double play, Ben Revere worked a walk to set the stage for Francoeur. He hit a pitch from San Francisco reliever Javier Lopez into the left-field corner, scoring Galvis and Revere.

Right-hander Ken Giles (2-1) earned the victory, getting five outs. He struck out the side in the eighth inning for the Phillies, who ended a three-game losing streak. Jonathan Papelbon allowed a run in the ninth inning, but managed his 12th save in as many opportunities.

Maikel Franco hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, his sixth of the season, to give the Phillies an extra insurance run.

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