SAN FRANCISCO -- Omar Vizquel energized the San Francisco Giants just by returning to the field and playing the Gold Glove defense that so defines him. His three hits were merely a bonus.
It didn't hurt that Tim Lincecum threw strikes all day, either.
Randy Winn hit his first home run of the year, Aaron Rowand connected against his former club for the second time in just more than a week and San Francisco ended a season-worst five-game skid with an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
"I hope if I can get hits and get on base that I can help get that energy back," said Vizquel, finally back on the field following Feb. 27 surgery on his left knee. "Let's see how I wake up (Sunday)."
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Lincecum (5-1) struck out eight in eight impressive innings to outpitch 45-year-old Jamie Moyer, and Vizquel had three hits and scored a run in a successful return from the disabled list.
Jose Castillo doubled and matched his career high with four hits, scoring twice for San Francisco. Dan Ortmeier hit a two-run double in the Giants' three-run third and Emmanuel Burriss added a sacrifice fly in the inning.
Vizquel went 3 for 5 batting in the No. 2 hole, part of a balanced attack by the Giants. Rowand followed his second-inning homer with a pair of singles and scored two runs, while Winn also had a solo shot and two base hits.