Series: Game 3 of 3

San Francisco won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, August 8
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Game 2: Saturday, August 9
in 10
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Game 3: Sunday, August 10
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Phillies 2

(64-53, 30-28 away)

Giants 5

(73-44, 41-18 home)

    4:05 PM ET, August 10, 2003

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: K. Correia (1-0)

    L: B. Myers (11-7)

    Giants rookie wins his first major league start

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Emergency starter Kevin Correia pitched six strong innings for his first major league victory, and Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run single as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Sunday.

    The injury-plagued NL West leaders kept winning with a surprisingly effective performance by Correia (1-0), the last-minute replacement for Jason Schmidt. San Francisco's ace was scratched to rest the right elbow tendinitis that's bothered him since the All-Star break, when he was the NL starter.

    In just his second major league appearance, Correia allowed seven hits, one run and two walks, striking out four while pitching out of trouble in nearly every inning. He got a standing ovation while leaving the mound after the sixth -- his only 1-2-3 inning of the day.

    Torrealba's hit capped a five-run third against Brett Myers (11-7), who wasn't sharp while losing for the first time since June 11. Myers allowed eight hits and three walks in four innings, striking out six.

    The Giants were without their top starting pitcher, key reliever Felix Rodriguez and both halves of their starting double-play combo. Rich Aurilia (appendectomy) and Ray Durham (groin) probably won't return until the Giants' next homestand.

    But the Giants have maintained a double-digit division lead despite a starting rotation currently consisting of three rookies, journeyman Dustin Hermanson and newly acquired Sidney Ponson. Schmidt is expected to make his next scheduled start Friday in Montreal, however.

    Correia was pitching in the short-season Northwest League at this time last year. He was recalled to the Giants three times in July, but pitched just once -- and he was scheduled to start for Triple-A Fresno in Tacoma on Sunday before getting his fourth call-up Saturday night.

    Myers' six-game winning streak was snapped thanks to the Giants' rally in the third. Marquis Grissom doubled home the first run and scored on a wild pitch. Edgardo Alfonzo had an RBI single before Torrealba drove home Alfonzo and Barry Bonds with a bases-loaded single.

    Bonds doubled and got two more intentional walks from the Phillies, giving him five in the series. He went 4-for-7 with six walks in the three-game set.

    Philadelphia got its first run on Bobby Abreu's RBI single in the fifth. Jim Thome, who snapped a two-week homer drought Saturday, had two hits -- and two more strikeouts, giving him six in the series.

    The Phillies couldn't mount much offense against Correia or relievers Matt Herges, Joe Nathan and Tim Worrell, who pitched one inning apiece. Worrell allowed a run in the ninth on pinch-hitter Tyler Houston's RBI single.

    Game notes

    No Phillies pitcher has had a longer winning streak than six games since Tommy Greene won eight straight in 1993. ... The Giants had their 35th sellout at Pacific Bell Park this season -- and their 28th in a row. ... One fan held up a sign reading "Barry for Governor." ... Correia is the Giants' 13th starting pitcher this season, the most since San Francisco used 15 in 1991.

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