Holm's Homer Lifts Giants Over Phillies

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 10:00 PM CDT
San Francisco Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel, center, and reliever Tyler walker, right, celebrate a win over the Philadelphia Phillies in San Francisco today. San Francisco won 4-3.    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Steve Holm entered the game as a defensive replacement at catcher, then delivered the biggest hit of the day. Holm hit a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning for his first major league home run after replacing Bengie Molina, and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 4-3 victory in the rubber game against the Philadelphia Phillies today.

Reigning NL MVP Jimmy Rollins went 0-for-5 in his third game back from a disabled list stint with a sprained left ankle. Jack Taschner (2-0) pitched the seventh for the win, Tyler Walker worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Brian Wilson finished for his 11th save in 13 opportunities. San Francisco rallied for its first series win this month in three chances.