PHILADELPHIA — When Chad Gaudin gets a hit, the rest of the San Francisco Giants have to join along.
Gaudin threw seven sharp innings and snapped an 0-for-40 slump, Brett Pill and Brandon Crawford homered, and the Giants ended a five-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
“I figured sooner or later,” Gaudin said about his RBI single in the third. “I'm pretty proud of that.”
Gaudin was 1 for 58 before rolling a single through the left side. He was hitless in 17 at-bats this year, prompting him to take extra batting practice in San Francisco last week.
“Everybody kept asking me when I was going to get a hit,” he said. “I figured I'd work on it. It paid off.”
Neither team made a move as the non-waiver trade deadline passed Wednesday, a surprise considering both clubs are going nowhere.
The defending World Series champion Giants are last in the NL West. The Phillies entered 11 1/2 games out of first place and fell to nine back in the wild-card standings.
“I think it may have relaxed the guys,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of the deadline passing. “We got a couple hits early and the confidence came back.”
Gaudin (5-2) allowed one run and four hits, striking out five.
Roger Kieschnick had RBI singles in his first two major league at-bats for the Giants, who snapped a nine-game homerless drought when Pill went deep. Pill had three hits and four RBIs.
“The past couple games I kind of hit them where they weren't,” Pill said. “There was a little luck involved.”
Kyle Kendrick (9-8) gave up eight hits and seven runs in two-plus innings.
“I'm not going to make any excuse,” Kendrick said. “I have to make better pitches. It was a frustrating night.”
Chase Utley hit a solo homer for the Phillies, who snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-3 win in the series opener Tuesday.