Giants fall short to Phillies in series opener

May 4, 2024, 8:02 AM | Updated: 9:01 am

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 03: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies react after re...

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Brandon Marsh drove in two runs, Alec Bohm extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a run-scoring single, and the Philadelphia Phillies opened a four-game series against the visiting San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory on Friday.

Trea Turner had two hits before exiting with left hamstring soreness for Philadelphia, which won its third straight and improved to a season-best 11 games over .500 at 22-11.

Aaron Nola allowed two runs and four hits over four innings before yielding to Matt Strahm (2-0), Seranthony Dominguez, Orion Kerkering and Jeff Hoffman. Jose Alvarado worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his sixth save.

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San Francisco went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and lost for the third time in its last four games. The Giants have scored a total of 19 runs over their last eight games.

The Giants took an early lead with one out in the second inning on Thairo Estrada’s two-run double against Nola, who threw 46 of his 89 pitches in the second frame.

Philadelphia moved ahead with three runs in the third inning against Jordan Hicks (2-1). The rally began when leadoff hitter Kyle Schwarber reached base on third baseman Matt Chapman’s fielding error.

After Bohm singled in a run with one out, J.T. Realmuto walked and Marsh singled in two runs. Bohm is hitting .469 (30-for-64) during his career-high 16-game hitting streak.

Turner was injured while scoring from second base in the fourth inning. After hitting a two-out single, Turner stole second base and raced home from second on Bryce Harper’s walk when the ball bounced off catcher Tom Murphy’s glove to the backstop.

Hicks allowed four runs (two earned) over four innings. He walked four and struck out three.

The Giants loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh inning against Kerkering, who allowed one run on Jorge Soler’s double-play grounder before getting Michael Conforto to fly out to right field.

San Francisco catcher Patrick Bailey exited the game in the second inning due to blurred vision after taking a foul tip off the mask during Bohm’s first-inning at-bat.

–Field Level Media

Upcoming schedule for the San Francisco Giants

  • Friday, May 3rd-Monday, May 6th – @ Philadelphia Phillies
  • Tuesday, May 7th-Thursday, May 9th – @ Colorado Rockies
  • Friday, May 10th-Sunday, May 12th – vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Monday, May 13th-Wednesday, May 15th – vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19th – vs. Colorado Rockies

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