SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Tim Lincecum was backed by four innings of overpowering shutout relief pitching, and the San Francisco Giants completed a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
The Giants took two of three from the Phillies and recorded their first home series win since July 11-13. San Francisco also won the season series from Philadelphia, 5-2.
After the Phillies put 11 runners on base against Lincecum (10-8) in the first five innings, left-hander Javier Lopez and righties Jean Machi, Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla combined to strike out nine while permitting only two singles and no walks over the final four innings.
Casilla earned his 10th save.
Red-hot left fielder Michael Morse had three hits and scored twice, and rookie catcher Andrew Susac added two hits, including one that drove in the eventual difference-making run for the Giants, who hadn't recorded consecutive wins at home since June 7-8.
The Giants gave their bullpen some breathing room with two sacrifice flies in the eighth inning to open a 5-2 lead. However, the biggest offensive play of the game for San Francisco came in the second, when shortstop Brandon Crawford lined a single to right field with two outs and runners on first and second.
Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd conceded the run to Morse and elected to shoot for Susac at third, but the strong throw got away from third baseman Cody Asche, allowing a second run to score. That put the Giants up 2-1.
Crawford hit one of the sacrifice flies in the eighth, giving him two RBIs in the game.
The win didn't come easily for Lincecum, who battled traffic on the basepaths for five innings.
The Phillies scored single runs off the two-time former Cy Young Award winner in the first and third, but they stranded a total of five runners in those innings. They left runners on second and third in the second inning, and they also had at least one baserunner in the fourth and fifth.
Lincecum somehow found a way to hold the Phillies to just the two runs in his five innings. He allowed seven hits and four walks while striking out two.
Second baseman Chase Utley drove in Philadelphia's first-inning run with a triple. Lincecum walked Asche with the bases loaded in the third.
The Phillies stranded 10 baserunners in the game, including six in scoring position.
Center fielder Ben Revere, who had four hits Saturday, added three more -- all singles -- in Sunday's loss, which was the Phillies' fourth on their just completed five-game California swing.
Starting pitcher David Buchanan (6-7) took the loss. He gave up three runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four.
NOTES: The Phillies announced they acquired 2B Jesmuel Valentin as one of two players to be named later when they dealt RHP Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this month. The 20-year-old son of former major-leaguer Jose Valentin was hitting .282 with seven home runs and 24 steals in Class A. ... RHP Sean O'Sullivan cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to the Phillies' Triple-A Lehigh Valley affiliate. ... Giants C Hector Sanchez returned to San Francisco after experiencing dizziness when hit in the facemask with a foul tip in a rehab start for Triple-A Fresno on Saturday night. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sanchez, who is on the disabled list after sustaining a concussion July 25, would undergo further tests. ... Both teams flew east after the game. The Giants will get a day off in Chicago on Monday before opening a three-game series with the Cubs on Tuesday. The Phillies will be right back in action Monday night at home against the Seattle Mariners.