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Pitcher homers, allows six hits

5/13/2004

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco manager Felipe Alou wants
Pedro Feliz to get more at-bats this season -- a lot more.

Feliz homered twice and Jeffrey Hammonds also connected for the
Giants, who stopped Philadelphia's season-high four-game winning
streak with a 4-3 victory over the Phillies.

"The more at-bats you get, the more you learn and the more you
feel comfortable," said Feliz, who had a career high 235 at-bats
last season. "I'm always trying to be relaxed because you can do
better things that way."

Jason Schmidt (3-2) also homered and allowed six hits over eight
innings in beating the Phillies for just the second time in eight
career starts. He struck out five and walked three.

"It's a great sign," Alou said. "He threw some great breaking
balls late in the game. It's a beautiful thing."

Schmidt, who began the season on the disabled list, thinks he
still needs to fine-tune a few things.

"It's a struggle to loosen up," said Schmidt, who had right
shoulder tendinitis during spring training. "The life is just not
there on any of my pitches. It's going to take a while."

Matt Herges finished the seven-hitter for his 11th save in 13
chances.

Barry Bonds failed to reach base for the first time in 31 games
this season, going 0-for-4 with two flyouts and two groundouts.

Alou joked with reporters before the game, saying he'd like to
see Feliz "get 700 at-bats." Feliz is currently on pace for 471
at-bats, and that's just fine with Alou.

"He's in there as much as anybody," Alou said. "He hit two
bombs. He's going to be playing regularly for now."

Feliz appreciated the confidence.

"I'm not surprised I'm getting my chance," Feliz said. "I've
been ready for it and always had my mind on it. When you play more,
you get to see more pitches."

David Bell and Bobby Abreu homered for the Phillies, who have
lost 13 of their last 17 in San Francisco.

Randy Wolf (2-3), who allowed just two earned runs in his
previous 27 2/3 innings, gave up four runs and seven hits in six
innings. He's winless in four games at San Francisco, but 3-0
against the Giants in Philadelphia.

"I just didn't do my job," Wolf said. "I made too many
mistakes with balls over the middle of the plate. It's embarrassing
to give up four solo home runs."

Hammonds homered on an 0-2 pitch in the first inning, his second
leadoff homer -- the first was two weeks ago against Florida's
Dontrelle Willis.

Bell, who helped the Giants win the NL pennant two years ago,
tied it with a second-inning homer, but Schmidt led off the third
with his third career homer for a 2-1 lead. Russ Ortiz was the last
Giants pitcher to hit a home run, in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2002.

Chase Utley, making his second start since being called up on
Saturday, tied it with a run-scoring groundout in the fourth.

Feliz homered in the fourth and sixth innings for his second
career multihomer game, the first since last June 21 against
Oakland. Abreu homered in the eighth.

Game notes
Phillies 1B Jim Thome was given the night off to rest a
sore left thumb. ... Philadelphia has homered in nine of its last
10 games. ... Giants 1B J.T. Snow sat out after hitting his head on
a steel rail in front of the Phillies dugout Tuesday. He was
scheduled for a day off, anyway. ... Phillies OF Ricky Ledee
collected his major-league leading seventh pinch hit with a single
in the seventh. ... IF Brian Dallimore was optioned to Fresno of
the PCL after the game to make room for 2B Ray Durham, who will be
reinstated from the 15-day DL in time for Thursday's game.