He allowed home runs on consecutive pitches to Ryan Howard and Cameron Rupp in the seventh inning.
Cueto's night was long over when the game ended in unusual fashion. He sprinted past first base and darted to right field, trying to delay the celebration after his bases-loaded single to center provided the winning run in the 12th inning. The Phils were sending Aaron Nola to the mound, but they placed Nola on the DL with a right elbow strain. The Giants threw it into the base creating the drama of whether it was a hit or Altherr was out and it was a fielder's choice.
Overall, the Phillies' bullpen ERA is 4.46, 12th in the National League.
"When I saw (Hunter) Pence run out to center field to get the ball, I was like, 'What's going on here?'" Altherr said.
Franco lined his two-run single to right, also on a first-pitch fastball, to forge a 4-4 tie.
"Sometimes we have a bad series", said Nuñez, a utility player who broke out as the Minnesota Twins' All-Star third baseman before the Giants acquired him July 28. "I got my RBI, we win the ballgame, that's what this game is all about". He induced a shallow flyout from Tommy Joseph, and snapped a two-strike curveball on Jimmy Paredes to end the inning with a strikeout. Winning pitcher Luis Garcia laid down a sacrifice bunt, and Cesar Hernandez walked.
Altherr had a homer and five RBIs, Maikel Franco homered and went 4 for 4 and Hernandez added four hits for Philadelphia. Franco drove the pair home with a single up the middle.
"Anytime you win in extra innings, it's a great win", Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "When you lose, it's awful". He allowed one run and six hits in six innings. "That was difference in the game". "Their pitching shut us down completely".
The Phillies rallied in the eighth, tying the score on a two-out, two-run single by Franco.
SAN FRANCISCO: The Giants are 17-4 in Cueto's last 21 starts and have won 10 of his last 11 starts on the road. He gave up seven hits and walked one. You can hear Davidson point to a guy and say "Get that guy out of here".
The Giants (61-45) were thrilled to bolster their rotation with Moore, another affordable, left-handed pitcher who will make his debut Thursday and slot in between right-handers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. Their 15 hits were two shy of matching a season high.
Prior to Wednesday, Klein made eight relief appearances for Texas this season and had pitched 36 games in his big league career. He was a 30th-round selection by the Rangers in 2011.
Klein was optioned back to Triple-A following the game.
"But I really didn't think it was anything", he said. I didn't know why security just doesn't do that on their own. "It kind of prolonged for the next couple of days and I told the (Phillies staff)".