If the trade rumors bothered the Philadelphia Phillies, they only have a few hours left.
Carlos Ruiz and Michael Young hit two-run homers to back John Lannan, and the Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 Tuesday night to snap an eight-game losing streak.
The Phillies beat the New York Mets 13-8 in their first game after the All-Star break, but scored a total of 14 in the next eight losses to drop out of contention.
''I think the trade deadline for our team has been a distraction,'' manager Charlie Manuel said. ''I'll be glad when it's over.''
The defending World Series champion Giants have lost five in a row and eight of nine. They came off a 3-7 homestand that left them last in the NL West.
Lannan (3-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings.
''We just have to do our job,'' Lannan said. ''(Trade rumors) are part of the game. It's one of those things where you have to put it in the back of your mind and play. It's something you can't control.''
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