Seven runs on 14 hits. That was the Giants’ offense in their previous two games before their 7-4 win last night on 15 hits. Both starters, Cliff (12) and Vogelsong (11), set career highs in hits allowed.
Cliff entered the game having allowed the Giants five runs in 51 career innings, a 5-0, 0.88 ERA, regular-season record. He left allowing five runs in 5.2 innings, 90 pitches.
The Phillies finished with 14 hits—all singles. Against the Giants bullpen, three hits in six scoreless innings.
Combined, the two teams had 26 singles, way short of the MLB record of 37 set in 1896, Baltimore vs. Washington.
As of 12 noon yesterday, the Phillies had set aside 25 seats for scouts with the trading deadline 10 days away.
Number of the Day
12: Phillies wins against the NL West in 20 games this season. Next six are against the NL West.
Minor League Report
Lehigh Valley lost, 11-4, to Buffalo. The Bisons tied the game with an unearned run in the ninth and then scored 7 in the 10th off Jeremy Horst and B.J. Rosenberg. 1B Darin Ruf, 3-4.
Reading lost, 5-4, at Erie. 1B Jeff Fox, 11th HR.
Clearwater nipped Port Charlotte, 4-3, on a bases-clearing triple in the fifth by 1B Art Charles. WP: Jordan Guth (2-2); SV: Cody Forsythe (1).
Lakewood was rained out at Kannapolis.
Williamsport was swept in 3 games at Brooklyn, 5-2. 2 hits each: 2B Drew Stankiewicz, 1B Wilmer Oberto.
Gulf Coast League Phillies lost, 7-3, to the Yankees. HR: 3B Luis Encarnacio (2).
July 22, 2012: Shane Victorino singled off of San Francisco’s Matt Cain to record his 1,000th career hit. He became the first player born in Hawaii to reach that milestone.