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Miami at San Francisco

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Marlins win ninth straight in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Marcell Ozuna's pregame meal is up for debate. He claims that just before batting practice he consumed three In-N-Out cheeseburgers and three chocolate chip cookies, while many others in the Miami clubhouse insist their animated center fielder actually ate five double cheeseburgers.

Either way, there's no arguing Ozuna delivered again. A night after producing a pinch-hit, two-run single, he came through with his bat and throwing arm to make up for failing to chase down Hunter Pence's RBI double in the fifth inning.

Ozuna hit a go-ahead single in the eighth after tying it with an RBI single in the sixth, and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday night for their ninth straight win at AT&T Park.

"My teammates say five (burgers)," Ozuna said. "Just three cheeseburgers and three cookies -- 3 for 3. That's a good deal."

Ozuna also threw out Andres Torres trying to stretch a sixth-inning double into a triple. Torres left the game after injuring his right knee on a hard slide. X-rays were negative.

Manager Mike Redmond also got in on the razzing of Ozuna.

"I told him after the game I think he had four or five In-N-Out burgers and it may have been the reason he couldn't catch that ball," Redmond said. "He continues to grind and have good at-bats, and he's gotten some big hits for us."

Logan Morrison hit his first home run in nearly a year and also had an RBI triple for the Marlins, who haven't lost in San Francisco since July 28, 2010.

The Marlins aren't sure why they have enjoyed such success in the Giants' waterfront ballpark.

"I don't know, I'm a baseball player not a sociologist," Morrison said.

A.J. Ramos (1-2) pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for his first major league win.

Pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs added an insurance run-scoring single in the eighth, when the Marlins rallied against Jake Dunning (0-1).

Morrison was activated from the 60-day disabled list June 9 after missing 11 months because of a knee injury that required surgery on Sept. 5.

He connected for his first home run since last July 6 leading off the second and tripled in the sixth. He now has a four-game hitting streak against the Giants.

Miami's Ricky Nolasco was tagged for nine hits -- one below his season high -- and three runs in 5 2-3 innings. The right-hander is still an impressive 4-0 with a 1.47 ERA in five career starts at AT&T Park, but nearly doubled his ERA in the waterfront ballpark. Steve Cishek, the Marlins' fourth reliever, allowed a pair of singles before finishing for his 12th save in 14 opportunities.

San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum retired 11 straight batters during one stretch but wound up with a no-decision in one of his better outings over the past month and also hit a stand-up triple in the sixth to end an 0-for-22 funk, sparking a roaring ovation from the sellout crowd of 41,490. It was the second triple of his career and first extra-base hit since a double on June 7, 2009, at Florida -- also against Nolasco.

Lincecum felt as if he only made a couple of mistakes.

"I wasn't overthrowing," he said. "I know that's not going to make a difference. It's location. It worked out for the most part. I felt like my pitches were coming out of my hand well."

The triple chased Nolasco this time, but Gregor Blanco struck out against reliever Dan Jennings to strand Linceucm. The right-hander allowed three runs and four hits, struck out eight and walked one in seven solid innings as San Francisco lost for the fifth time in seven games.

Reigning NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey went 0 for 5 while making his fifth start at first base to give him a break from catching. Pence and Marco Scutaro each hit RBI doubles for the Giants, who have a season-high seven-game home run drought.

 
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Players of the Game
Miami

L. Morrison
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
San Francisco

H. Pence
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Juan Pierre, LF5000010 .247
Ed Lucas, 3B-2B5220020 .281
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4110021 .263
Logan Morrison, 1B5222013 .333
Marcell Ozuna, CF4122010 .292
Derek Dietrich, 2B2000021 .204
    Greg Dobbs, PH1011000 .220
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4010011 .211
Rob Brantly, C2000200 .242
Ricky Nolasco, P2000012 .115
    Placido Polanco, 3B2000003 .228
Totals36695211  
a-singled for Ramos in the 8th
Batting
3B - Logan Morrison (1, Lincecum)
HR - Logan Morrison (1, Lincecum)
RBI - Logan Morrison 2 (3), Marcell Ozuna 2 (21), Greg Dobbs (16)
2-OUT RBI - Logan Morrison (1), Marcell Ozuna 2 (8), Greg Dobbs (4)
SB - Marcell Ozuna (4, 2nd base off Lincecum/H. Sanchez)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Marcell Ozuna 1
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Steve Cishek (S,12) 1200010 3.45
Dan Jennings 0.1000010 0.75
A.J. Ramos (W,1-2) 1000000 4.50
Mike Dunn (H,9) 1000000 2.78
Ricky Nolasco 5.2933210 3.68
WP - Ricky Nolasco (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Nolasco 104-67, Dan Jennings 4-3, A.J. Ramos 13-7, Mike Dunn 8-7, Steve Cishek 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Nolasco 9-6, A.J. Ramos 1-2, Mike Dunn 1-2, Steve Cishek 2-0
Batters Faced - Ricky Nolasco 27, Dan Jennings 1, A.J. Ramos 3, Mike Dunn 3, Steve Cishek 5
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, CF-LF5130011 .293
Marco Scutaro, 2B5011000 .331
Buster Posey, 1B5100003 .313
Hunter Pence, RF4121001 .290
Hector Sanchez, C3010101 .194
Joaquin Arias, SS4000004 .275
Andres Torres, LF2020100 .270
    Juan Perez, CF1000000 .296
Nick Noonan, 3B4011001 .213
Tim Lincecum, P3010013 .077
    Brandon Belt, PH1000011 .262
Totals37311323  
a-struck out for Mijares in the 9th
Batting
2B - Marco Scutaro (17, Nolasco), Hunter Pence (22, Nolasco), Andres Torres 2 (14, Nolasco)
3B - Tim Lincecum (1, Nolasco)
RBI - Marco Scutaro (17), Hunter Pence (39), Nick Noonan (4)
2-OUT RBI - Hunter Pence (20)
SB - Gregor Blanco (9, 2nd base off Nolasco/Brantly)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Joaquin Arias (3, Throwing)
PB - Hector Sanchez (2)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Lincecum 7433181 4.52
Jake Dunning (L,0-1) 0.1122000 6.00
Javier Lopez 0.1000010 1.53
Jean Machi 0311000 2.52
Jose Mijares 1.1100120 2.77
IBB - Brantly by Tim Lincecum
WP - Jose Mijares (2)
HBP - Dietrich (by Tim Lincecum), Stanton (by Jake Dunning)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 106-68, Jake Dunning 8-5, Javier Lopez 5-3, Jean Machi 9-7, Jose Mijares 22-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 7-6, Jake Dunning 1-0, Jose Mijares 1-1
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 27, Jake Dunning 3, Javier Lopez 1, Jean Machi 3, Jose Mijares 6
Game Information
Attendance - 41490
Game Time - 3:13
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Tim Timmons, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Laz Diaz