SF 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
Fla 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Date of game: 7/19/2014

Recap: Miami vs. San Francisco

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Pablo Sandoval had three hits to stay hot and Tim Hudson tossed 7 1/3 stellar innings to help the San Francisco Giants top the Miami Marlins, 5-3, on Saturday to win their second straight game out of the All-Star break.

Sandoval finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Hunter Pence drove in two runs for the Giants, winners in three straight for the first time since a five-game streak from June 4-8. Sandoval has eight hits over his last three games.

Hudson (8-6) surrendered just a run on eight hits without a walk, ending a five-start winless streak.

"The last couple of games we've played better," said Hudson. "We've had some better at-bats, guys are hitting the ball and having some quality at-bats even when they're getting out. That's what it takes to win ball games."

Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez (6-5) surrendered two runs -- one earned -- on three hits in 2 2/3 innings before leaving with a shin contusion after taking a Joe Panik liner off his leg in the third inning. Sam Dyson labored through 3 1/3 innings in relief, allowing three runs to score on four hits and four walks.

Giancarlo Stanton homered for the second straight game following a 15-game homerless drought, but the Marlins fell for the sixth straight game.

"That's good, back-to-back homers. Hopefully that gets him going," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond. "We definitely need him. He's the guy, the catalyst for our offense."

The Marlins singled three times in the home first, with Casey McGehee's base knock to center plating Christian Yelich for an early 1-0 lead.

The Giants quickly erased their deficit, pushing a pair of runs across in the top of the second inning. Sandoval got things started with a double to left and two batters later, Brandon Belt tied it at 1-1 with a two-bagger to right. After Brandon Crawford popped up for the second out, a passed ball allowed Belt to move to third. Jarrod Saltalamacchia tracked down the ball and fired wide of third and into left field as Belt sprinted home.

Hudson helped himself in the top of the fourth, drawing a bases-loaded walk with two outs to force in San Francisco's third run. Hunter Pence followed with a two-run single to right.

Jeremy Affeldt ended the eighth after taking over for Hudson with one gone in the inning.

Sergio Romo served up Stanton's 23rd homer of the year to start the ninth. He retired the next two batters he faced before Marcell Ozuna doubled off the wall in right, prompting Giants manager Bruce Bochy to go to his bullpen for the final out.

Santiago Casilla came on and allowed Saltalamacchia's RBI single to center, but Adeiny Hechavarria popped to right to end the contest.

Game Notes

Stanton fell to 3-for-18 lifetime against Hudson ... The Marlins have scored just 16 runs over their last eight games (1-7) ... Miami is 7-for-51 with runners in scoring position over its last eight ... Casilla's save was his fifth of the season ... Alvarez had been 4-0 over his last eight home starts.

Gardner to start for embattled Michigan

Devin Gardner will return to the starting quarterback position for Michigan when the struggling Wolverines take the field Saturday at Rutgers following a tumultous week for the program.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Cardinals' Palmer sees shoulder specialist

The Arizona Cardinals' plans on having Carson Palmer back under center following their bye week have appeared to have hit a snag, as the veteran quarterback was excused from Wednesday's practice to see a specialist about his ailing right shoulder.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

2014-15 San Jose Sharks Preview

In another move that bucks tradition, the Sharks completely revamped their on- ice leadership structure not by selecting new players to wear the precious singular letters on their uniforms, but by stripping the captaincy from Joe Thornton, removing the alternate tag from Patrick Marleau and leaving the other "A" vacant after Dan Boyle signed as a free agent with the Rangers.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.