Phillies blow lead at San Francisco

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO -- Reliever David Coggin walked in the go-ahead run as the Philadelphia Phillies blew a five-run lead and lost their sixth straight game, 8-5 to the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

With the score tied at 5 in the seventh, Rich Aurilia singled off Rheal Cormier (1-3) and Barry Bonds walked. Both advanced on catcher Mike Lieberthal's passed ball before Kent walked to load the bases for J.T. Snow.

Aurilia was thrown out at home on Snow's grounder and Reggie Sanders struck out. But Coggin walked Benito Santiago and the Giants took the lead. Pedro Feliz also walked to make it 7-5 before David Bell struck out to end it.

Snow added a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

The Giants, playing before the smallest-ever crowd of 35,136 at Pacific Bell Park, won their second straight after a four-game losing streak.

Tim Worrell (2-0) pitched one inning in relief for the win. Robb Nen pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

The Phillies (8-18), who walked 10 batters, have lost eight straight road games.

Trailing 5-1, the Giants scored four runs in the sixth inning to tie it.

Kent's home run off Phillies' starter Robert Person scored Bonds, who singled with one out. Snow scored when Santiago's grounder was misfielded by Marlon Anderson on shortstop Jimmy Rollins' throw. Feliz added an RBI single.



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