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Phillies Take Giants, 5-2

It was not the way Giants manager Bruce Bochy preferred to spend his 57th birthday.

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Phillies Take Giants, 5-2

Sure, the Giants could’ve used Cody Ross’s bat against Roy Halladay Monday night. But maybe they could’ve used his glove, too.

A mistake in center field is no way to start a pitcher’s duel, and Angel Pagan did no favors to a struggling Tim Lincecum. Pagan and right fielder Melky Cabrera converged on Placido Polanco’s pop fly in the first inning but neither outfielder committed to it.

It fell in for a double – the first of five consecutive batters to reach base in a four-run first inning – and the Giants could not recover against Halladay in a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

It was not the way Giants manager Bruce Bochy preferred to spend his 57th birthday.

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