Giants Jumped by Phillies in Loss

SF falls back in Wild Card race after 9-3 loss

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    San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito pitches in the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

     

    Roy Oswalt pitched seven sharp innings, Placido Polanco had four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Tuesday night.

    The Phillies took a one-game lead over San Francisco in the NL wild-card race. The two-time NL champions entered 2½ games behind Atlanta in the East.

    Pat Burrell homered in his first regular-season game at Citizens Bank Park since the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. Jose Guillen also connected for the Giants.

    All-Star second baseman Chase Utley went 0-for-5 in his return to Philadelphia's lineup after having thumb surgery on July 1.

    Oswalt (8-13) allowed three runs and six hits, striking out seven.

    Barry Zito (8-7) allowed four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.