Roy Oswalt returns from DL, Phils end winning streak

You can’t win ’em all. The Giants, who beat the Phillies 3-1, snapped a nine-game winning streak and Hunter Pence suffered his first loss in red pinstripes.

It was hardly a shocker, since the Phillies faced their nemesis Tim Lincecum. The Phillies couldn’t solve the Giants ace, who is now 4-1 lifetime against Philadelphia during the regular season.

Lincecum, who kept the Phillies off balance all day, gave up six hits in 7 2/3 innings.

“He was good,” Manuel said. “He was very tough. He changed speeds good. He threw inside. He moved the ball around. He was aggressive inside.”

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Roy Oswalt, who pitched for the first time in more than a month, due to a back injury, was decent. Oswalt, who gave up a dozen hits, primarily bloopers and bleeders, was changing speeds effectively and his fastball was in the low 90s.

“He was throwing pretty good,” Manuel said. “He could have had better command but I thought he was good. They got some hits. Some of them found holes. He did pretty good for a guy who hasn’t pitched in a big league game in a long time.”

The Phillies are still looking awfully good on their West Coast trip, which concludes with a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“We’re 6-1 out here,” Shane Victorino said. “We’ll take it. You can’t play much better than this. We took three out of four against the Giants in San Francisco and we swept the Rockies. You can’t complain about that at all.”

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