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"Lee doesn't need many runs as good as he is," Bumgarner said. "That second inning cost me I guess. The way he was throwing he looked like he could throw about 14 innings out there."
The Phillies never had more than one runner on in an inning the rest of the way.
Lee, who threw the 10th shutout of his career, made it all academic, needing just 74 pitches to get through the first seven innings and 106 overall. He sent the Giants to their sixth loss in seven games, slicing a half-game off their NL West lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.
"I've never seen him off, even on TV," Giants shortstop Orlando Cabrera said. "He doesn't use his curveball much. His fastball command is spectacular. His cutter has just got better. Really sharp."
Pence added an RBI single in the ninth against Santiago Casilla.
NOTES: Giants IF Mark DeRosa was activated from the 60-day DL. IF Brandon Belt was optioned to Triple-A Fresno and LHP Alex Hinshaw was designated for assignment. ... The Phillies send rookie RHP Vance Worley to the mound Friday against the Giants. He threw a three-hitter against the Giants in Philadelphia, his first career complete game. Worley has won five consecutive decisions. ... LHP Jonathan Sanchez gets his first start since coming off the disabled list. He last pitched June 24. Sanchez is 3-1 with a 2.86 ERA in five starts against the Phillies. ... Phillies RHP Ryan Madsen went on paternity leave. RHP Scott Mathieson was recalled to take his place. ... Phillies IF Chase Utley was out of the starting lineup for the first time since June 26. ... Lee is 4-0 in four career starts against the Giants. ... Giants OF Carlos Beltran is 1 for 6 lifetime against Worley. Phillies OF Shane Victorino is hitting .400 (6 for 15) against Sanchez. Jimmy Rollins is .063 (1 for 16) against Sanchez.
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