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Kapler beats former team as Giants defeat Phillies 5-3

LaMonte Wade Jr. doubled, tripled and drove in two runs as the Giants won in manager Gabe Kapler’s first game against his former team.
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San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt (9) watches his solo home run in front of Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 18, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Johnny Cueto struck out five in six uneven innings, Brandon Belt homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3. 

LaMonte Wade Jr. doubled, tripled and drove in two runs as the Giants won in manager Gabe Kapler’s first game against his former team.

Kapler was fired in 2019 after two seasons as the Phillies' manager. 

San Francisco has won five straight, 17 of 23 and is a major league-best 45-25.