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Ramirez, Marlins finish sweep of Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Ozzie Guillen sure could use a lopsided game to bring his blood pressure down.

At least his Miami Marlins left San Francisco with a nice winning streak only a few days after being booed in their home ballpark.

Hanley Ramirez drove in a pair of runs without a hit to back Anibal Sanchez's first win in four starts, and the Marlins rebounded from a rough stretch for a 3-2 victory over the Giants on Thursday and a three-game sweep.

"A win is a win, especially the way that we have been playing," Guillen said. "We'll take every win. We've got to get better. It's very hard for our pitching staff to go out there and shut people down every day. At least we got people on base. It's more fun that way. I'd rather have people on base than nobody on base. We cannot get the big hit to open a game. Every time we have people on base something happens to shut down and we don't have the big hit to rally. It's getting old."

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Giancarlo Stanton doubled in the seventh after he homered in three of his previous four games. Stanton has nine doubles and four home runs in 10 career games in the Giants' waterfront ballpark.

A 3,000-mile trek cross-country and a change of scenery seems to have done the trick for the rebounding Marlins, who had lost eight of nine and were booed in their new home stadium before starting this series - the club's second three-game sweep at AT&T Park in as many visits.

"To come here and win all three games was great for us," shortstop Jose Reyes said. "We're playing good as a team now. We're playing very good defense. A couple weeks ago we didn't play too good of defense. We just need to learn from the three wins we had here and continue to play together as a team. If we're able to do that, we're going to compete in our division."

Edward Mujica worked the ninth for his first save in two chances on a day closer Heath Bell wasn't available after pitching in three straight games. The Marlins won their seventh in a row in San Francisco, taking all three in this series by one run, including 3-2 in 10 innings Wednesday night.

Sanchez (2-0) allowed one run on seven hits, struck out five and walked one in seven innings. He snapped a three-start stretch in which he didn't earn a decision, including a career-best 14-strikeout performance last Saturday's 3-2 home win against Arizona.

Omar Infante and Brett Hayes each had three hits for the Marlins, though Guillen is demanding more from his lineup in key situations.

"There are a lot of opportunities and we're not taking advantage," Guillen said. "If we continue like that, the pitching staff is going to break down sooner or later."

Melky Cabrera had two hits and the Giants scored their only run on his double-play grounder in the sixth.

The Giants received tough news before the game when slugger and top hitter Pablo Sandoval was lost to a broken bone in his left hand that will require surgery Friday. He's expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks.

"Today it wasn't Pablo. We made some mistakes," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're hurting ourselves more than anything. We can't get a productive out."

San Francisco has scored three or fewer runs in eight of its 12 home games and has not scored more than five runs in any of its games at AT&T Park.

Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong (0-2) was tagged for eight hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked four while throwing 116 pitches.

The Giants had runners on second and third in the seventh but couldn't convert, and they are 9 for 48 (.188) with runners in scoring position over the past six games. San Francisco went 0 for 5 Thursday.

"Everybody has to chip in and play harder. It's going to be harder to win every game," Brandon Belt said.

Conor Gillaspie, promoted from Triple-A Fresno to replace Sandoval, went 1 for 3 batting second as Angel Pagan dropped from leadoff to the No. 5 hole as the Giants dealt with the big blow of losing their All-Star slugger.

Pagan extended his career-best hitting streak to 17 games with a leadoff single in the seventh.

Notes

  • Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio pulled off a double steal in the eighth.
  • The struggling Bell is still the Marlins' closer, according to Guillen -- for now, anyway.
  • The Giants have 28 errors, second in the majors to San Diego's 29.
  • Pagan batted fifth for the first time this season. He also hit sixth once but otherwise had been in the leadoff of No. 2 hole the rest of the time.
  • All four of Vogelsong's starts have been afternoon games.
  • Bochy was to be honored Thursday night by the American Leadership Forum in nearby Mountain View.
 
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Jose Reyes adds an insurance run with an RBI single as the Marlins complete a sweep of the Giants.  (Getty Images)
Jose Reyes adds an insurance run with an RBI single as the Marlins complete a sweep of the Giants. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Miami

B. Hayes
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
San Francisco

G. Blanco
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS5121000 .226
Emilio Bonifacio, CF3010102 .240
Hanley Ramirez, 3B5002013 .198
Logan Morrison, LF3000203 .273
    Randy Choate, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
Omar Infante, 2B5030003 .307
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4010111 .267
Greg Dobbs, 1B5010024 .269
Brett Hayes, C4230111 .375
Anibal Sanchez, P3000023 .167
   a- Austin Kearns, PH1010000 .208
    Bryan Petersen, LF1000011 .000
Totals39312358  
a-singled for Sanchez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Giancarlo Stanton (6, Vogelsong), Brett Hayes (3, Hensley)
SH - Emilio Bonifacio (2)
RBI - Jose Reyes (4), Hanley Ramirez 2 (16)
SB - Jose Reyes (7, 3rd base off Romo/Posey), Emilio Bonifacio 2 (12, 2nd base off Vogelsong/Posey, 2nd base off Romo/Posey), Hanley Ramirez (6, 2nd base off Vogelsong/Posey)
Team LOB - 15
Fielding
DP - Dobbs-Reyes
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Anibal Sanchez (W,2-0) 7711150 2.43
Randy Choate0111000 1.59
Ryan Webb (H,2) 1000010 2.92
Edward Mujica (S,1) 1100000 3.65
Pitches-Strikes - Anibal Sanchez 95-68, Randy Choate 5-3, Ryan Webb 14-9, Edward Mujica 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anibal Sanchez 6-8, Ryan Webb 2-0, Edward Mujica 1-2
Batters Faced - Anibal Sanchez 27, Randy Choate 1, Ryan Webb 3, Edward Mujica 4
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, RF3230100 .300
Conor Gillaspie, 3B3010002 .333
   a- Brett Pill, PH-3B1000001 .296
Melky Cabrera, LF4021000 .301
Buster Posey, C4000022 .325
Angel Pagan, CF4010001 .250
Brandon Belt, 1B4020001 .292
    Emmanuel Burriss, PR0000000 .260
Joaquin Arias, 2B-SS3000001 .316
Brandon Crawford, SS2000020 .208
   b- Nate Schierholtz, PH1000002 .258
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
   c- Hector Sanchez, PH1000001 .238
Ryan Vogelsong, P2000020 .000
   d- Ryan Theriot, PH-2B1000002 .231
Totals3329116  
a-grounded out for Gillaspie in the 8th
b-fouled out for Crawford in the 7th
c-grounded out for Lopez in the 9th
d-grounded out for Vogelsong in the 7th
Batting
2B - Gregor Blanco (4, Choate)
SH - Joaquin Arias (1)
RBI - Melky Cabrera (9)
CS - Gregor Blanco (1, 2nd base by Sanchez/Hayes)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Melky Cabrera 1
E - Brandon Crawford 2 (6, Misplayed grounder)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ryan Vogelsong (L,0-2) 7821450 3.42
Clay Hensley 0.1311000 1.17
Sergio Romo 1000120 0.00
Javier Lopez 0.2100010 2.08
IBB - Hayes by Ryan Vogelsong, Morrison by Sergio Romo
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Vogelsong 116-69, Clay Hensley 12-9, Sergio Romo 16-7, Javier Lopez 13-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Vogelsong 10-7, Clay Hensley 1-0, Javier Lopez 1-0
Batters Faced - Ryan Vogelsong 34, Clay Hensley 4, Sergio Romo 4, Javier Lopez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 41159
Game Time - 2:59
Temperature - 57
Umpires - Home - Lance Barrett, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Jerry Meals