Marlins keep off Giants 5-4 to avert 3-game sweep

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Source:   —  April 25, 2016, at 4:30 AM

Stanton was more pleased with helping the struggling Marlins obtain a much-needed win — just the team'south third in the last eleven games."It'south excellent for us," said Stanton, who'd three hits — including his fourth residence run — in Miami'south 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday."Everyone contributed, too.

Marlins keep off Giants 5-4 to avert 3-game sweep

Miami manager Don Mattingly thinks slugger Giancarlo Stanton took an encouraging step with his third multihit game of the season.

Stanton was more pleased with helping the struggling Marlins obtain a much-needed win — just the team'south third in the last eleven games.

"It'south excellent for us," said Stanton, who'd three hits — including his fourth residence run — in Miami's five-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

"Everyone contributed, too. That'south the huge part. Not just one getting one large day from one guy."

Stanton reached base four times and J. T. Realmuto matched his career high with four hits, including a tiebreaking residence running in the eighth inning. Christian Yelich drove in two runs, and Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna had two hits apiece for Miami.

It was a much-needed shot in the arm for Mattingly'south ballclub, which has struggled through the first mo of the season. Mattingly was ejected on Friday and the Marlins suffered back-to-back lopsided defeats before bouncing back to avert their first three-game sweep by the Giants since 2010.

"It seems love every win we've been getting this year has been a excellent one," Mattingly said. "Then we've had other chances to really keep some wins together and we really haven't been able to do that. You can't win two without winning one, so it'south really excellent to obtain that one on the board today."

San Francisco loaded the bases with number outs in the bottom of the eighth but failed to score. David Phelps got Angel Pagan to ground into a 1-two-three double play before getting Joe Panik to strike out looking.

Hunter Pence homered for the Giants, who fell to two-fifth on their 10-game homestand.

Realmuto had been hitless in fifteenth at-bats at AT&T Park before singling twice and doubling off Giants starter Matt Cain. His homer off reliever Josh Osich (0-1) was his first since Sept. 16.

Kyle Barraclough (1-0), the fourth of six Miami pitchers, retired three batters for the win. A. J. Ramos worked the ninth for his third save.

Stanton homered leading off the top of the fourth. Pence countered in the bottom of the frame with his own leadoff home run.

"Anyone can have a day," Stanton said. "I've got to keep it together a few times in a row before you wish to speak about a relief."

San Francisco scored twice in the sixth on singles by Brandon Belt and Pagan to erase a 4-2 deficit before Realmuto'south winner in the eighth.

Cain allowed four runs over 5 2/three innings with four strikeouts and two walks.

"It was encouraging," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He battled well. That should do a lot for him."

CONLEY NOT CRISP

Mattingly was mostly satisfied with the outing from starting pitcher Adam Conley but acknowledged the left-hander seemed to tire later in the game. Conley gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings and walked four with two strikeouts. "I don't think he'd quite his really, really excellent stuff," Mattingly said. "As the game went on it looked love he labored a small bit more."

TRAINER'south ROOM

Giants: CF Denard Span, who's hitting .350 on this homestand, walked as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. Span didn't start for just the second time this season after being Ltd to a career-low sixty-one games because of injuries in 2015... Belt was also held out of the lineup before pinch-hitting in the sixth.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (0-1) pitches Monday in the opener of a four-game series with the Dodgers.

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-2) starts against San Diego on Monday at AT&T Park. Bumgarner pitched into the seventh inning in his latest outing, the first time he'south done that this season.

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