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SAN FRANCISCO -- A day after a demoralizing 12-run loss at home, the Philadelphia Phillies delivered just the kind of well-rounded victory manager Charlie Manuel had been seeking. http://www.francenationalshop.com/NGolo-Kante-France-Jersey/ . Having Cliff Lee on the mound in San Francisco sure helped the cause. Lee shut down the Giants once again with eight strong innings in a ballpark where he thrives, Michael Young hit a two-run double among his three hits and the Phillies stopped San Franciscos season-best six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night. "Thats more of what we are right there, no doubt," Lee said. "We definitely havent been playing up to our potential. Weve been far short of that, to be honest with you. I think tonight is more of a real depiction of what we are. I expect us to pick it up a little bit. We underperformed this first month, and its time for us to turn it on. Tonight was a good start in that direction." Domonic Brown hit a solo home run and Delmon Young and Jimmy Rollins each added sacrifice flies as the Phillies began a seven-game trip with a nice win after losing Roy Halladay to the disabled list earlier in the day. Lee (3-2) outpitched fellow southpaw Madison Bumgarner and kept intact his perfect career regular-season record against the Giants. Hunter Pence hit a solo homer, double and single against his former club. His sixth homer of the season, on a 3-2 changeup in the second inning, snapped a 21-inning scoreless stretch by Lee against San Francisco. Lee is 5-0 with a 0.88 ERA in six regular-season starts against the Giants, including 4-0 with a 0.84 ERA in five of those outings at AT&T Park. He struck out six and didnt walk a batter for the first time this season in a 102-pitch performance. Lee also singled in the fourth for his third hit of 2013. "He was on top of his game and we just didnt do much offensively," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Hes one of the best. He works fast, he pounds the strike zone. We knew we had our work cut out. We know how tough he is and he was good tonight. Pence had a great night, but it was a rough night for the rest of the group." The two runs and three of the five hits Lee allowed were to former Phillies teammate Pence, acquired by the Giants at last summers trade deadline. "Take him out of the lineup and it would have been a really good day," Lee said. "He was tough for me today. Hes got it figured out right now." Pence singled leading off the fifth and doubled on another changeup to start the eighth. He scored when shortstop Rollins threw wildly past first for an error after fielding Francisco Pegueros infield single. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save in as many chances, and his 11th straight scoreless appearance. The Phillies bounced back from a 14-2 loss to the Marlins and a lost series in which they were outscored 16-2 over the final two games. "I said it was a matter of time before we hit some balls in the air," Manuel said. "Our offence came out and got us three runs quick. That was big." The Giants couldnt keep their winning streak going on a night Hall of Famer Willie Mays was treated to the singing of "Happy Birthday" in the middle of the fourth. The "Say Hey Kid" tipped his cap from the suite level as the sellout crowd of 41,171 gave him a warm standing ovation on his 82nd birthday. Philadelphia likes the energy in the Giants waterfront ballpark. "It can be a boost. This place might have been perfect for us," Michael Young said. "Its a great place to play, its a great environment, fans are into the game and were playing, obviously, a very good club." Bumgarner (3-1) struck out seven but saw his winless stretch reach four starts since he won his initial three outings of the year. Bumgarner escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first when he fielded Browns comebacker for the final out. Bumgarner walked Chase Utley, loading the bases again with two outs in the second, then Michael Young lined a two-run double to right. Bumgarner received a mound visit from pitching coach Dave Righetti and threw a wild pitch past Ryan Howard, bringing home another run before the slugger struck out. The three runs already were a season high. H was tagged for a season-high eight hits as his ERA rose from 1.55 to 2.31. Brown followed Delmon Youngs fifth-inning sacrifice fly with a drive over the right-field that bounced off the walkway and splashed into McCovey Cove. Rollins added a sacrifice fly in the eighth after San Francisco added a run in the eighth. San Francisco didnt generate much against Lee, who was helped by three double plays. "The normal Cliff Lee. Hes good, man," the Giants Marco Scutaro said. "He keeps throwing strikes, using the corners. You just try to get him out of his rhythm when he misses, and he doesnt miss that much. He has great command of all his pitches." San Francisco played without centre fielder and leadoff man Angel Pagan for the second straight game as he nursed a strained right hamstring. Pagan went through agility work with the relievers in the outfield before the game and was expected back in the starting lineup Tuesday night. NOTES: Lee is 12-5 vs. the NL West. ... The Giants placed LHP Jose Mijares on the restricted list because his seven days on the bereavement list were up and he hadnt returned in time from his grandmothers funeral in Venezuela. He was expected to be activated Tuesday, when the club will have to make a roster move. ... Halladay had an appointment scheduled Tuesday in Los Angeles with Dr. Lewis Yocum to examine his troublesome throwing shoulder. http://www.francenationalshop.com/Mathieu-Valbuena-France-Jersey/ . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off.http://www.francenationalshop.com/Patrice-Evra-France-Jersey/ . -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead.http://www.francenationalshop.com/Yohan-Cabaye-France-Jersey/ . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont.MINNEAPOLIS -- The Carolina Panthers were sympathetic to Adrian Petersons grief. They werent going to take it easy on him, though. Petersons tumultuous week ended with a quiet Sunday because the Panthers made all the noise. Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Panthers romped past the mourning running back and the Minnesota Vikings 35-10. Peterson finished with 62 yards on 10 carries and 21 yards on three receptions, but the Vikings (1-4) didnt have much use after halftime for him. Peterson learned Friday a 2-year-old son of his died in South Dakota of injuries from alleged abuse. "Its tough. Its a crazy situation," Peterson said. "Anytime you lose a child, no matter the circumstances, it hurts. I cant describe it. But Ive got a good supporting cast." Said Vikings coach Leslie Frazier: "I thought he handled it as well as you can." Matt Cassel threw two interceptions, both to Mike Mitchell, and the Panthers (2-3) responded each time with a touchdown. Distracted or not, the Vikings were embarrassed on both sides of the ball by a team that had 11 penalties, seven sacks allowed and only six points in defeat the week before. "When one guy has a tragedy like that, we all kind of feel it in a way," Mitchell said, adding: "We still have our goals that we have to get accomplished. So thats not in any way disrespectful to Adrian." Newton was at his best since he was a rookie two years ago, going 20 for 26 for 242 yards without a turnover. He threw for scores to Steve Smith and Mike Tolbert in the first half to cap long, commanding drives, and found Brandon LaFell for a 79-yard touchdown to start the third quarter. "His focus and attention to detail on things all week, I think its all part of the process of him developing. He understands it, and hes going to continue to work at it," coach Ron Rivera said. Tolbert scored on a short run in the fourth, and many of the fans who spent the afterrnoon booing quickly bolted from their seats to try to beat traffic. http://www.francenationalshop.com/Anthony-Martial-France-Jersey/. Peterson rarely found room against a defence that has not allowed a 100-yard rusher for nine straight games. He said he never had second thoughts about playing, declining again to speak specifically about his dead son. "I just prayed and asked God to give me the strength to get through the game and remain focused and, for the most part, I did," Peterson said. "Its a terrible way to lose, but we can learn from this." Cassel kept the job over Christian Ponder and went 32 for 44 for 241 yards and a late score, but the two interceptions were costly. Josh Freeman could be the next quarterback soon. "The guys in that locker room wont throw in the towel. Weve just got to find some momentum," Cassel said. The Panthers were aided by a dropped interception attempt by Jamarca Sanford and a third-down holding penalty by Chris Cook that wiped out a sack for their first touchdown. Newtons 2-yard toss to Smith came on the second fourth-down conversion of the 9 1/2-minute drive, a sign of trust from Rivera. "Hes a defensive coach by nature so he always has that conservative mentality, but I think hes kind of breaking his mould to a degree and giving the whole team confidence with that," Newton said. Newton then used a shovel pass to feed fullback Tolbert, who barged through the middle of Minnesotas defence for a 10-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead. Any hope the Vikings had of a comeback crumbled in the opening minute of the second half. LaFell was wide open as he sprinted untouched along the sideline when struggling cornerback Josh Robinson left him to play zone, and nobody came to help. "He went straight to the flat, and I went straight up the field," LaFell said. Newton found the end zone again on the next drive, a 9-yard scramble after eluding the rush. "I think that showing a little confidence and faith in them has really helped," Rivera said. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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