PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Aaron Rowand hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, helping Philadelphia complete its first home sweep this season with an 8-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Wes Helms hit his first homer of the season and the Phillies won for the seventh time in nine games.
Jim Thome was 2-for-3 and received a standing ovation in his first game in Philadelphia since the Phillies traded him to the White Sox in 2005.
Filling in for the injured Freddy Garcia, Kyle Kendrick gave up three runs and six hits in six innings in his major league debut. He struck out four and walked two in his first outing above Double-A. Ryan Madson (1-2) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win.
Pinch-hitter Abraham Nunez's run-scoring single off Matt Thornton (2-2) gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead in the seventh. Two batters later, Rowand hit his second career slam. His five RBIs tied a career-high.
Blue Jays 7, Giants 4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Aaron Hill had a two-run single in Toronto's five-run fourth inning and Matt Stairs drove in two runs as the Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep and handed Tim Lincecum his first major league loss.
Dustin McGowan (3-2) won his third straight decision for the Blue Jays, allowing two runs and seven hits in in six innings. Jeremy Accardo finished for his eighth save.
Lincecum (2-1) allowed seven runs and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings, the rookie's shortest outing.
Guillermo Rodriguez drove in two runs in his major league debut, starting at catcher for the Giants after 11 1/2 years in the minor leagues.
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