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Stanton's 10-inning homer pulls out victory

The Sports Xchange

--RF Giancarlo Stanton's home run off San Francisco's Santiago Casilla with one out in the 10th inning Thursday was his third homer in four games. "It's what I've been waiting on for a month now. I never really got down on myself for not hitting homers. I knew it was going come around some time. It's finally here," Stanton said.

--RHP Carlos Zambrano, who is 0-2 even though his ERA fell Thursday to 2.53 from 3.24, insisted he is not frustrated or angry about not getting his first Marlins win. "It's early in the season. The win will come. It's not that I will be in the season without wins. It will come," said Zambrano, who allowed just five hits and struck out five while walking three in seven innings. I feel like I'm a new Carlos Zambrano because the old Carlos Zambrano would be throwing a chair and screaming at his teammates." Zambrano is 5-1 with a 2.32 ERA in 13 career appearances (12 starts) against the Giants. His ERA is the lowest against any team he has made at least 10 career starts against.

--CF Emilio Bonifacio has gone 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts, which ranks as the fifth most successful start to a season in franchise history. "He's too fast. He's going to be 50 for 50 this year," said teammates Jose Reyes. The current Club record is held by Chuck Carr, who swiped 15 bags before his first caught-stealing in 1994. Since Sept, 27, 2011, Bonifacio has stolen 11 consecutive bases without being caught. That ties him with Hanley Ramirez for the fourth-most thefts by a Marlin without a caught-stealing since 2005. Juan Pierre is first, with 16-straight from May 30-July 6, 2005, while Bonifacio has the other two streaks: 15-straight from Sept. 15, 2009-April 17, 2011 and 13-straight from July 7-28, 2011. He also has 22 hits this season -- all singles. That's the longest stretch of singles to start the season in team history. Chris Coghlan had 21 straight in 2010.

--RHP Ricky Nolasco won his 67th career game for the Marlins in the 2-1 victory in San Francisco on Tuesday. That's one win shy of Dontrelle Willis' franchise record. Nolasco's next start is Sunday in San Diego.

11.74 -- Closer Heath Bell's ERA after 10 appearances

"I feel like I'm a new Carlos Zambrano because the old Carlos Zambrano would be throwing a chair and screaming at his teammates." -- RHP Carlos Zambrano on keeping his cool after the Marlins' bullpen blew a lead in the ninth inning, ruining his chance for his first win with Miami.

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