Alfaro has four hits, Marlins win 4-2

MIAMI (AP) Jorge Alfaro has put an 0-for-20 skid behind him and been a catalyst for the Marlins in their recent surge.

Alfaro had a career-high four hits and the Miami Marlins handed the San Francisco Giants their seventh consecutive loss with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.

''There's going to be good times and bad times,'' Alfaro said. ''I feel I was in a little slump, but now I can tell that I'm trying to fight back and slow down the game a little bit more and put the ball in play.''

Alfaro is hitting .390 (16 for 41) with three doubles, three home runs, and nine RBIs over his last 11 games.

''He's looking really good,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He started getting back to the middle of the field.''

Neil Walker had a tiebreaking, pinch-hit double in the seventh and Starlin Castro hit the first triple of the season for the Marlins, who have won nine of 12.

''It really has been a team thing,'' Mattingly said.

San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner (3-5) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.

''We're so much better than what we're playing,'' Bumgarner said. ''It's tough. We're a lot better team than the results are showing.''

Brandon Belt hit his eighth home run of the season and drove in both runs for the Giants.

''I was good with the game, but we needed more offense,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We're not a team that puts up a lot of runs so we play it tight. We've got to get these bats going.''

Marlins starter Pablo Lopez allowed four hits and one run in six innings. Nick Anderson (2-2) pitched a scoreless seventh while Sergio Romo escaped the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances after allowing a sacrifice fly to Belt and leaving runners stranded at the corners by striking out Steven Duggar to the end the game.

''It's fun playing against old teammates and friends, but this counts and I'm glad I was able to keep them from tying the game,'' said Romo, who won three titles with the Giants.

Walker hit a double down the right-field line off Mark Melancon, scoring Alfaro, and Garrett Cooper added a sacrifice fly in the seventh extending the lead to 3-1.

Castro led off the eighth with a triple to center when Duggar's diving attempt came up empty and the ball rolled to the wall. The triple ended the longest drought with a triple to open a season in club history ending at 53 games, 36 more than the previous longest stretch set in 1996.

''A stand-up triple, speed,'' Mattingly said.

Castro scored on a base hit by Harold Ramirez for a 4-1 lead.

Castro gave the Marlins an early lead with a sacrifice fly and Belt tied it with a home run to right-center.

MARLINS EYEING HITTERS IN DRAFT

The Marlins will pick 4th, 35th, and 46th on the first day of the MLB Draft on Monday and will be on the lookout for position players.

''I would say right now our mindset is on position players,'' chief executive officer Derek Jeter said. ''I think we have a great deal of depth in our organization on the pitching side. Having said that you can never have enough pitching, but I think the top of the draft at least we're looking more towards position players.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Nick Vincent (pectoral strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list. ''If I had to guess (he will be out) two to three weeks, but don't hold me to that,'' Bochy said. ''It's a pec strain and sometimes these things take a little bit longer, but that's my guess.'' ... RHP Trevor Gott (forearm) threw 15 pitches off the mound. . LHP Travis Bergen (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off the mound in Arizona on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Tyler Beede (0-1, 13.50 ERA) will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to make his second start of the season.

Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (2-5, 4.50) allowed five runs, four earned, in five innings in his last start at Washington.

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  • W: N. Anderson (2-2)L: M. Bumgarner (3-5)S: S. Romo (11)
  • HR: SF - B. Belt (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40100003.251.333.363.6961.0
M. Yastrzemski LF40000021.200.250.267.517-1.0
S. Dyson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C41100011.248.299.386.6862.5
P. Sandoval 3B40100011.297.330.614.9440.5
B. Belt 1B41121011.230.333.467.8008.5
K. Pillar RF40000011.211.242.345.587-0.5
B. Crawford SS30100100.209.284.294.5782.0
S. Duggar CF40100022.238.283.347.6301.0
M. Bumgarner P10000100.160.222.280.5021.0
M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- S. Vogt PH-LF10000010.279.326.465.791-0.5
  • a-struck out for Melancon in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Dean LF31100000.190.205.333.5382.0
a- N. Walker PH10110000.299.376.449.8253.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Herrera CF00000000.207.281.299.5800.0
G. Cooper RF30010001.222.306.381.6871.0
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Anderson 3B30100011.236.320.359.6791.5
S. Castro 2B31110021.233.271.301.5724.0
H. Ramirez CF-RF40110001.400.444.520.9642.0
M. Prado 1B40000001.236.262.301.5620.0
J. Alfaro C41400000.278.335.457.7926.0
M. Rojas SS30100112.250.309.285.5941.5
P. Lopez P20000014.250.250.250.500-0.5
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Granderson PH-LF11100000.188.288.377.6642.0
  • a-doubled for Dean in the 7th
  • b-singled for N. Anderson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey (14), S. Duggar (9)
  • HR - B. Belt (8)
  • RBI - B. Belt 2 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik 3 (3), P. Sandoval, S. Duggar 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Walker (10), J. Alfaro (3)
  • 3B - S. Castro
  • SF - G. Cooper, S. Castro (3)
  • RBI - N. Walker (14), G. Cooper (11), S. Castro (16), H. Ramirez (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro, H. Ramirez, M. Rojas, P. Lopez 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Belt (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Posey-Sandoval-Crawford-Panik; Sandoval-Panik-Belt)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Alfaro (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 3-5)6.06221404.011.199.0
M. Melancon1.02110002.531.310.0
S. Dyson1.03110102.671.00-0.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 3-5)6.0
M. Melancon1.0
S. Dyson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez6.04111514.991.2017.5
N. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.00000005.161.4110.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.00000203.321.294.0
S. Romo (S, 11)1.02111204.501.407.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez6.0
N. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.0
S. Romo (S, 11)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Bumgarner
  • IBB - M. Bumgarner
  • HBP - M. Bumgarner (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 81-55, M. Melancon 14-10, S. Dyson 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-7, M. Melancon 2-1, S. Dyson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, M. Melancon 5, S. Dyson 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 89-57, N. Anderson 10-8, T. Guerrero 13-12, S. Romo 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 7-6, T. Guerrero 1-0, S. Romo 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 23, N. Anderson 3, T. Guerrero 3, S. Romo 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B40100003.251.333.363.6961.0
M. Yastrzemski LF40000021.200.250.267.517-1.0
S. Dyson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C41100011.248.299.386.6862.5
P. Sandoval 3B40100011.297.330.614.9440.5
B. Belt 1B41121011.230.333.467.8008.5
K. Pillar RF40000011.211.242.345.587-0.5
B. Crawford SS30100100.209.284.294.5782.0
S. Duggar CF40100022.238.283.347.6301.0
M. Bumgarner P10000100.160.222.280.5021.0
M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- S. Vogt PH-LF10000010.279.326.465.791-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Melancon in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Dean LF31100000.190.205.333.5382.0
a- N. Walker PH10110000.299.376.449.8253.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Herrera CF00000000.207.281.299.5800.0
G. Cooper RF30010001.222.306.381.6871.0
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Anderson 3B30100011.236.320.359.6791.5
S. Castro 2B31110021.233.271.301.5724.0
H. Ramirez CF-RF40110001.400.444.520.9642.0
M. Prado 1B40000001.236.262.301.5620.0
J. Alfaro C41400000.278.335.457.7926.0
M. Rojas SS30100112.250.309.285.5941.5
P. Lopez P20000014.250.250.250.500-0.5
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Granderson PH-LF11100000.188.288.377.6642.0
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  • a-doubled for Dean in the 7th
  • b-singled for N. Anderson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey (14), S. Duggar (9)
  • HR - B. Belt (8)
  • RBI - B. Belt 2 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik 3 (3), P. Sandoval, S. Duggar 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Walker (10), J. Alfaro (3)
  • 3B - S. Castro
  • SF - G. Cooper, S. Castro (3)
  • RBI - N. Walker (14), G. Cooper (11), S. Castro (16), H. Ramirez (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro, H. Ramirez, M. Rojas, P. Lopez 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Belt (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Posey-Sandoval-Crawford-Panik; Sandoval-Panik-Belt)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Alfaro (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 3-5)6.06221404.011.199.0
M. Melancon1.02110002.531.310.0
S. Dyson1.03110102.671.00-0.5
Total8.01144150---
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 3-5)6.0
M. Melancon1.0
S. Dyson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez6.04111514.991.2017.5
N. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.00000005.161.4110.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.00000203.321.294.0
S. Romo (S, 11)1.02111204.501.407.0
Total9.0622291---
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez6.0
N. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.0
S. Romo (S, 11)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Bumgarner
  • IBB - M. Bumgarner
  • HBP - M. Bumgarner (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 81-55, M. Melancon 14-10, S. Dyson 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-7, M. Melancon 2-1, S. Dyson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, M. Melancon 5, S. Dyson 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 89-57, N. Anderson 10-8, T. Guerrero 13-12, S. Romo 25-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 7-6, T. Guerrero 1-0, S. Romo 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 23, N. Anderson 3, T. Guerrero 3, S. Romo 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Belt reached on fielder's choice to second, Posey scored, Sandoval out at second24
  • 8TH INNING
    Ramirez singled to right, Castro scored14
  • 7TH INNING
    Cooper hit sacrifice fly to right, Granderson scored13
    Walker doubled to shallow right, Alfaro scored, Granderson to third12
  • 4TH INNING
    Belt homered to right center11
  • 3RD INNING
    Castro hit sacrifice fly to left, Dean scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Rosell Herrera in center field
    • Sergio Romo pitching
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Posey doubled to left
    • P. Sandoval: Sandoval reached on an infield single to second, Posey to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Belt reached on fielder's choice to second, Posey scored, Sandoval out at second
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging, Belt stole second, Belt to third on catcher Alfaro throwing error
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford walked
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • Stephen Vogt hit for Mark Melancon
    • S. Vogt: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Foul, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • St. Castro: Foul, Ball, Castro tripled to center
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez singled to right, Castro scored
    • M. Prado: Pickoff attempt, Prado grounded into double play third to second to first, Ramirez out at second
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Alfaro singled to right center
    • M. Rojas: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Nick Anderson relieved Pablo Lopez
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pillar lined out to left
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford lined out to right
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Duggar flied out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro singled to right
    • Mark Melancon relieved Madison Bumgarner
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Rojas grounded out to catcher
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Nick Anderson
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Granderson singled to right, Alfaro to third
    • Neil Walker hit for Austin Dean
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker doubled to shallow right, Alfaro scored, Granderson to third
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper hit sacrifice fly to right, Granderson scored
    • Br. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval lined out to center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Belt flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Strike (foul tip), Ramirez grounded out to second
    • M. Prado: Prado flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • M. Bumgarner: Bumgarner grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Ball, Dean grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Cooper: Cooper lined out to left
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Belt homered to right center
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pillar grounded out to third
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Duggar struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Prado lined out to center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Alfaro singled to right
    • M. Rojas: Rojas singled to left, Alfaro to second
    • P. Lopez: Foul, Ball, Lopez reached on a double play catcher to third to shortstop to second, Alfaro out at third, Rojas out at third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yastrzemski fouled out to third
    • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dean singled to shallow right center
    • G. Cooper: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cooper flied out to left
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Anderson singled to shallow left center, Dean to third
    • St. Castro: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson to second on wild pitch, Castro hit sacrifice fly to left, Dean scored
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pillar flied out to left
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Crawford singled to left
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Duggar doubled to shallow right, Crawford to third
    • M. Bumgarner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bumgarner walked
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Prado flied out to deep right
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Alfaro doubled to deep right
    • M. Rojas: Rojas intentionally walked
    • P. Lopez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Panik singled to shallow left center
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Ball, Yastrzemski grounded out to shortstop, Panik to second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey flied out to deep right, Panik to third
    • P. Sandoval: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dean popped out to second
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike looking, Cooper grounded out to shortstop
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Anderson hit by pitch
    • St. Castro: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)