The Miami Marlins dropped the first game of a four-game set against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. The Giants doubled up Miami to win 14-7, finishing the game with four multi-run innings. Miami's bullpen was simply overmatched on this night as the Giants scored 13 runs from the 6th inning onward.
Amazingly, the Giants scored all 14 runs without hitting a homer. The racked up 15 hits and capitalized on two late Miami errors to finish it off. Anibal Sanchez gave up five runs on seven hits. Ryan Webb gave up three runs in 1.2 innings pitched and Mike Dunn was shellacked for four runs in just one inning of work.
Giancarlo Stanton continued his hot streak, hitting his 10th homer of the season -- and 9th this month. He was listed as day-to-day after tweaking his shoulder on Wednesday, but he showed no signs of it in a three-hit, three-RBI game. Unfortunately for the offense, which put up 7 runs, the pitching simply did not hold up their end against a below average San Francisco lineup. The Marlins will try to even up the series on Friday night when Josh Johnson will square off against Tim Lincecum.
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