Timmy Too Tough For Phillies

The Phillies finished the month of July with a Major League best 20-7 record, and have the best road record in all of baseball. Tim Lincecum, the N.L.'s reigning Cy Young award winner didn't flinch.  Lincecum (8 IP, 0 R, 8 K's) dominated Philliy on the way to his league leading 12th victory while lowering his era to 2.18 in the Giants 2-0 win over Philadelphia.

The Giants improved to 36-16 (.692) at home which is the best home record in the majors. San Francisco also leads all of baseball with 14 shutouts.

Joe Blanton suffered his first defeat in his last five outings as the N.L. East leading Phillies lost for only the 18th time on the road this season.

Travis Ishikwara and Fred Lewis each had two hits for San Francisco.

In the seventh after Ishikwara reached on his second single of the night, Aaron Rowand was hit by a pitch and Ishikwara moved to third on a fly out. Uribe lofted his second sacrifice fly of the game to give the Giants took 2-0 lead.

Blanton (7-5) went seven innings giving up seven hits while striking out five. He had only allowed one hit until the fifth when Rowand doubled to deep center. He took third on Fred Lewis' infield single which bounced off Blanton's glove and scored on Uribe's shallow sacrifice fly.

Brian Wilson set down the Phillies in order in the ninth for his 27th save in 31 opportunities.  Lincecum leads the Majors with 191 strikeouts.

San Francisco goes for the series win on Sunday as Barry Zito takes the hill against Phillies ace Cole Hamels.

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