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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants are surging into playoff contention and Aubrey Huff says there's one reason why: leadoff hitter Andres Torres.

"Since he's been at the top of our lineup, to me, he's been our MVP," said Huff after Torres' ground-rule single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Giants to a 10-9 victory over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night. "If he gets on base two times, more times than not we're going to win. He's really carrying us, especially lately."

San Francisco needed all it could get out of Torres after blowing leads of 7-1 and 9-2.

He had four hits, including a two-run home run into McCovey Cove in the sixth. He delivered the game-winner after the Giants hit three straight one-out singles off Florida reliever Clay Hensley (1-4) in the 10th. The ball hit on the warning track then bounced over the fence in left-center.

It's the second walkoff hit for Torres this season and gave San Francisco a 34-23 record with him atop their lineup.

"This kid's done everything," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's waited for this opportunity and he's taking full advantage of it. I can't think where we would be without Andres."

Juan Uribe matched his season-high for the Giants with three hits and four RBI while Buster Posey extended his hitting streak to 21 games, longest in the majors.

Ronny Paulino, Donnie Murphy and Dan Uggla homered for the Marlins, who scored five times in the seventh and twice in the ninth to force extra innings. The two-run ninth came against San Francisco closer Brian Wilson, who leads the majors in saves.

"If we keep playing like that, I'm sure we're going to win a lot of ballgames," Florida manager Edwin Rodriguez said. "We never gave up. We came back, we battled and we tied the game against the best closer right now in the National League ... and that was a very nice comeback."

The Giants' offense had 17 hits overall while notching their 17th win in 21 games.

Huff singled twice to surpass 1,500 hits for his career while Aaron Rowand and Edgar Renteria added two hits apiece but it was Torres who came up the biggest for the Giants.

"We're not going to give up, that's our mentality," Torres said. "I was talking to [special assistant] Will Clark and he was talking about staying through the ball. I always ask because I want to learn every day."

Much of the attention in San Francisco these days has been centered on Posey, the Giants' young catcher who has been a smashing hit since being called up from the minors on May 29. Posey is on the verge of breaking numerous franchise rookie records and has been one of the top hitters in the majors since joining San Francisco.

Posey's streak is one shy of the Giants' rookie record of 22 set by Hall of Famer Willie McCovey in 1959.

Uribe had a two-run single in the first then drove in two more with a triple in the third. He also beat out an infield single in the fifth. Over his last 11 games, the veteran infielder is batting .356 (16 for 45).

Chris Ray (4-0) pitched the 10th for the win.

Jonathan Sanchez earned a fourth straight no-decision despite leaving with a 9-5 lead. The left-hander, who hasn't won since July 5, allowed five runs and seven hits.

Sanchez gave up an RBI double to rookie Logan Morrison in the third -- Morrison's second hit in the big leagues since being called up Tuesday -- and a solo home run to Paulino in the fourth. Murphy hit a pinch-hit three-run homer off Sanchez in the sixth to cut San Francisco's lead to 9-5.

Uggla hit a two-run shot off reliever Denny Bautista in the seventh to make it 9-7. Uggla's homer, his sixth in six games, tied the franchise career record of 143 set by Mike Lowell. It came after a wild pitch with two outs and two strikes allowed Gaby Sanchez to reach base.

"I can't explain it and I'm not going to try to," Uggla said of his streak. "I'm going to roll with it and ride it out. I probably never would have thought that I'd be right where I'm at in the Marlins statistical books but I am and we'll see where it goes."

After Uggla's homer, the Marlins scored twice off Wilson in the ninth to tie the game. Sanchez had an RBI groundout while Uggla hit a ground-rule double to drive in pinch-runner Emilio Bonifacio.

Florida's Alex Sanabia was shelled in his fourth major league start. The right-hander lasted two innings and was tagged for seven runs and nine hits.

Notes

The Giants are 18-5 since July 3, the best mark in the majors. ... Wilson was fined $1,000 earlier Wednesday by MLB for wearing bright orange cleats during Tuesday's game. Wilson took the shoes -- a gift from Nike that were presented to him at the All-Star Game -- and partially colored them in with a black marker before Wednesday's game. ... This is the first time the Marlins have lost consecutive games since July 2-3. ... San Francisco is 5-1 against Florida this season.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

A. Torres
AB 6
R 2
H 4
HR 1
RBI 3
Florida

D. Uggla
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Florida Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hanley Ramirez, SS5220020 .288
Logan Morrison, LF5021000 .333
    Emilio Bonifacio, PR-LF0100000 .286
Gaby Sanchez, 1B4101110 .295
Dan Uggla, 2B4123102 .282
Jorge Cantu, 3B4010002 .259
    Burke Badenhop, P0000000 .000
   a- Wes Helms, PH1000011 .252
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
Cody Ross, CF5000022 .270
Mike Stanton, RF5110032 .221
Ronny Paulino, C5221012 .273
Alex Sanabia, P1000010 .000
    Jorge Sosa, P1000010 .000
   b- Donnie Murphy, PH-3B2113010 .364
Totals429119213  
a-struck out for Badenhop in the 9th
b-homered for Sosa in the 7th
Batting
2B - Logan Morrison 2 (2, Sanchez, Wilson), Dan Uggla (19, Wilson), Mike Stanton (8, Sanchez)
HR - Dan Uggla (22, D. Bautista), Ronny Paulino (4, Sanchez), Donnie Murphy (2, Sanchez)
RBI - Logan Morrison (1), Gaby Sanchez (46), Dan Uggla 3 (64), Ronny Paulino (34), Donnie Murphy 3 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Dan Uggla 3 (27), Ronny Paulino (11)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Mike Stanton 1
E - Hanley Ramirez (13, Throwing)
Florida Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Alex Sanabia 2977000 4.63
Jorge Sosa 4322011 5.87
Burke Badenhop 2000130 5.18
Clay Hensley (L,1-4) 1.1511110 3.09
IBB - Posey by Clay Hensley
WP - Jorge Sosa (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Alex Sanabia 43-28, Jorge Sosa 45-29, Burke Badenhop 26-16, Clay Hensley 26-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Alex Sanabia 3-2, Jorge Sosa 4-7, Burke Badenhop 3-0, Clay Hensley 2-1
Batters Faced - Alex Sanabia 14, Jorge Sosa 15, Burke Badenhop 7, Clay Hensley 10
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andres Torres, RF-LF6243000 .287
Freddy Sanchez, 2B5110000 .273
Aubrey Huff, LF3221100 .310
    Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
   a- Travis Ishikawa, PH1000001 .309
    Chris Ray, P0000000 .000
Buster Posey, C4110101 .363
Juan Uribe, 3B5234013 .260
Pablo Sandoval, 1B5010003 .263
Aaron Rowand, CF5121010 .250
Edgar Renteria, SS5120011 .293
Jonathan Sanchez, P3000011 .182
    Denny Bautista, P00000001.000
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
   b- Nate Schierholtz, PH-RF2010010 .249
Totals441017925  
a-flied out for Wilson in the 9th
b-struck out for Romo in the 8th
Batting
3B - Juan Uribe (2, Sanabia)
HR - Andres Torres (10, Sosa)
RBI - Andres Torres 3 (42), Aubrey Huff (62), Juan Uribe 4 (60), Aaron Rowand (31)
2-OUT RBI - Andres Torres 2 (16)
Team LOB - 8
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jonathan Sanchez 6755272 3.55
Denny Bautista 1122021 3.13
Sergio Romo (H,12) 1000010 1.93
Brian Wilson (BS,3) 1322020 2.33
Chris Ray (W,4-0) 1000010 3.29
WP - Denny Bautista (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Jonathan Sanchez 95-60, Denny Bautista 16-11, Sergio Romo 16-9, Brian Wilson 24-16, Chris Ray 16-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathan Sanchez 3-8, Denny Bautista 1-1, Brian Wilson 1-0, Chris Ray 1-1
Batters Faced - Jonathan Sanchez 27, Denny Bautista 5, Sergio Romo 3, Brian Wilson 6, Chris Ray 3
Game Information
Attendance - 35945
Game Time - 3:02
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Tom Hallion