Yelich drew a leadoff walk and scored from second base on
McGehee’s single off Santiago Casilla (1-1), and Miami added an
insurance run on Garrett Jones’ RBI base hit. Mike Dunn (4-3)
pitched a scoreless eighth inning to pick up the win and Steve
Cishek worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his eighth
Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 4-for-5 after going hitless in his
previous 26 at-bats and Jones added three hits for Miami, which won
for the second time in its last eight games. Michael Morse and Angel
Pagan each had two hits and scored twice for San Francisco, which
fell to 11-4 over its last 15 games at home.
After Yelich began the game with a home run off Yusmeiro Petit, the
Giants answered in the bottom half of the first when Pagan scored on
Pablo Sandoval’s double. Sandoval had two hits and is 11-for-28
during his season-high seven-game hitting streak for the Giants, who
lost despite recording a season-best six doubles.
Derek Dietrich belted a two-run homer in the third and Miami moved
ahead 4-1 in the fourth on Adeiny Hechavarria’s sacrifice fly. San
Francisco chipped away with two runs in the fourth and another in
the fifth before pinch hitter Gregor Blanco tied the game at 5-5 in
the sixth with an RBI single off Henderson Alvarez, who allowed five
runs (four earned) over six innings.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami RF Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-5 with two
strikeouts, snapping his career-best 17-game hitting streak. … Petit
started in place of RHP Tim Hudson and allowed five runs (four
earned) over five frames. Hudson was scratched due to a strained
left hip but is expected to avoid the disabled list. … Miami loaded
the bases with one out in the eighth before Casilla induced a double
play from pinch hitter Ed Lucas to end the threat.
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