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San Francisco at Miami

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San Francisco (54-67) «43050020014191
Miami (46-74)00414000110162

Giants 14, Marlins 10

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MIAMI -- With a score that resembled a football game more than baseball, the San Francisco Giants came out on top with their best offensive performance of the season.

Hunter Pence hit two doubles, a triple and drove in five runs to lead the Giants to a 14-10 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

"We had a lot of guys getting on base, a lot of action, and we scored enough runs to get the win, so it felt good," Pence said.

Hector Sanchez hit a three-run homer, Pablo Sandoval reached base six times with four hits and three RBIs, and Brandon Belt had four hits and scored four runs for the Giants, who set season highs for runs and hits (19), eight of which went for extra bases.

"Everybody was doing something there to contribute," manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's good to see us break out because we needed it."

Justin Ruggiano homered twice and drove in four runs for Miami. Christian Yelich and Placido Polanco each had three hits.

San Francisco's offense broke loose after averaging 2.73 runs per game since the All-Star break, the second-fewest in the majors.

"I was kind of like, `What's going on right now?'" Belt said. "I don't know, but it was a lot of fun. It was kind of one of those things where we knew we had it in us, we were just kind of waiting for it to come out and it did today."

The Marlins scored their second-most runs since June 2.

"For us to score 10 runs and end up losing the ballgame, it's kind of hard to believe," manager Mike Redmond said. "We haven't had a game like that all year."

Both starting pitchers struggled.

Chad Gaudin permitted eight runs and 11 hits in four innings for the Giants, while Miami right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (2-3) gave up 11 runs -- nine earned -- in three innings to tie the franchise record for most runs allowed in a game.

"I think this is the worst I've ever gotten hit," Eovaldi said. "Hopefully this won't happen a lot."

Sandy Rosario (3-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

"That was huge. You needed someone to stop it and he really won the game for us," Bochy said. "He stopped the momentum and threw great."

The Giants jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first keyed by a two-run double from Sandoval.

Pence, who drove in a run in the first on a grounder, delivered a two-run double in the second and Sandoval followed with an RBI single to stretch the lead to 7-0.

"I tried to trust my hands and put the ball in play," Sandoval said.

Miami cut the deficit to 7-4 in the third on a two-run double by Logan Morrison and RBI singles by Donovan Solano and Polanco.

Polanco left in the eighth when he was hit in the back of the head by a pitch from Santiago Casilla.

Pence came through again in the fourth with an RBI double followed by a three-run homer by Sanchez to extend the lead to 11-4, ending Eovaldi's night. Gregor Blanco added an RBI single later in the inning.

Despite the large deficit, the Marlins fought back again beginning with a solo homer and a two-run double by Ruggiano, who came off the bench in a double switch, to pull to 12-7. Yelich and Solano followed with RBI singles in the fifth to make it 12-9.

Through five innings, the teams combined for 21 runs and 29 hits as each team batted around twice.

Belt and Pence hit back-to-back RBI triples in the seventh to push the lead to 14-9.

"It's one of those games, both teams are scoring, and we did a great job of adding on," Bochy said. "They scored and we came back. It's hard to stop an offense when they get on a roll and both teams got on a roll, so it was important that we kept adding on."

Ruggiano hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the ninth to close the scoring, setting a Marlins Park record for runs in a game.

"That's a football score there," Bochy said.

Notes

Ruggiano homered for the first time at Marlins Park after hitting 12 away from Miami. ... Belt extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the first. ... Former Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco also allowed 11 runs on Aug. 17, 2011, at Colorado. ... Miami reliever Arquimedes Caminero made his major league debut in the eighth. ... San Francisco's previous high in runs this season was 10 (done seven times) and hits was 17 (three times). ... The Giants will send RHP Matt Cain (7-8, 4.44 ERA) to the mound on Saturday to face Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-1, 3.18).

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

H. Pence
AB 6
R 3
H 3
HR 0
RBI 5
Miami

J. Ruggiano
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 2
RBI 4
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Marco Scutaro, 2B5230000 .306
Brandon Crawford, SS6220024 .275
Brandon Belt, 1B6441000 .279
Hunter Pence, RF6335001 .283
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4143200 .266
Hector Sanchez, C6113036 .222
Roger Kieschnick, LF6110006 .239
Gregor Blanco, CF4011100 .246
Chad Gaudin, P3000033 .040
   a-Jeff Francoeur, PH1000000 .206
   b-Joaquin Arias, PH-2B1000000 .287
Totals4814191338  
a-popped out for Mijares in the 6th
b-flied out for Rosario in the 8th
Batting
2B - Brandon Belt (26, Eovaldi), Hunter Pence 2 (31, Eovaldi), Pablo Sandoval (20, Eovaldi)
3B - Brandon Belt (3, Jennings), Hunter Pence (5, Jennings), Roger Kieschnick (1, Webb)
HR - Hector Sanchez (2, Eovaldi)
RBI - Brandon Belt (50), Hunter Pence 5 (61), Pablo Sandoval 3 (57), Hector Sanchez 3 (9), Gregor Blanco (30)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Scutaro-Crawford-Belt
E - Hunter Pence (7, Misplayed grounder)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chad Gaudin 41188451 3.06
Jose Mijares 1311020 3.48
Sandy Rosario (W,3-0; H,4) 2100100 2.55
Santiago Casilla 1000010 1.72
Barry Zito 1111111 5.34
WP - Chad Gaudin (5), Jose Mijares (3), Sandy Rosario (2), Santiago Casilla (6)
HBP - Polanco (by Santiago Casilla)
Pitches-Strikes - Chad Gaudin 101-57, Jose Mijares 25-15, Sandy Rosario 36-21, Santiago Casilla 14-10, Barry Zito 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chad Gaudin 2-4, Jose Mijares 1-0, Sandy Rosario 4-2, Barry Zito 1-1
Batters Faced - Chad Gaudin 26, Jose Mijares 6, Sandy Rosario 8, Santiago Casilla 4, Barry Zito 5
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Christian Yelich, LF6131020 .299
Donovan Solano, 2B5132111 .267
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5010116 .237
Logan Morrison, 1B5112115 .274
Placido Polanco, 3B4011014 .253
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4110101 .234
Jacob Marisnick, CF1000110 .200
   Ryan Webb, P11100001.000
   a-Juan Pierre, PH1000000 .245
   b-Greg Dobbs, PH1000011 .234
Jeff Mathis, C4110114 .189
Nate Eovaldi, P1110000 .105
   Justin Ruggiano, CF4334001 .209
Totals4210161069  
a-grounded out for Webb in the 6th
b-struck out for Caminero in the 8th
Batting
2B - Christian Yelich (4, Gaudin), Logan Morrison (10, Gaudin), Justin Ruggiano (10, Mijares)
HR - Justin Ruggiano 2 (14, Gaudin)
RBI - Christian Yelich (6), Donovan Solano 2 (22), Logan Morrison 2 (23), Placido Polanco (21), Justin Ruggiano 4 (37)
2-OUT RBI - Logan Morrison 2 (12), Placido Polanco (12)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Adeiny Hechavarria (11, ), Logan Morrison (3, Misplayed grounder)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nate Eovaldi (L,2-3) 312119131 3.96
Ryan Webb 3311030 2.95
Dan Jennings 1322110 4.34
Arquimedes Caminero 1000010 0.00
Chad Qualls 1100100 2.91
IBB - Blanco by Nate Eovaldi, Sandoval by Dan Jennings
WP - Dan Jennings (3)
HBP - Scutaro (by Arquimedes Caminero)
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Eovaldi 82-59, Ryan Webb 43-27, Dan Jennings 23-14, Arquimedes Caminero 11-10, Chad Qualls 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Eovaldi 6-2, Ryan Webb 4-2, Dan Jennings 1-1
Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 24, Ryan Webb 12, Dan Jennings 7, Arquimedes Caminero 4, Chad Qualls 5
Game Information
Attendance - 26166
Game Time - 3:43
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - David Rackley, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Tony Randazzo