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Phillies Falter Against Giants

Madison Bumgarner backed up his nice new contract with a second straight win, Melky Cabrera hit an RBI triple, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Nate Schierholtz had three hits and drove in a run and Pablo Sandoval doubled leading off the fifth to extend his hitting streak to start the season to 11 games.

Bumgarner (2-1), pitching a day after receiving a new $35.56 million, six-year contract, outpitched Joe Blanton (1-2) and gave San Francisco a shot at a third straight series victory.

The finale Wednesday night for an expected sellout at AT&T Park is another highly anticipated pitching matchup: San Francisco’s Matt Cain and Phillies ace Cliff Lee.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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