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MIAMI (AP) -- Jeff Mathis hit an early home run, then lined a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning that bounced off Giants center fielder Andres Torres and sent the Miami Marlins over San Francisco Giants 6-5 Sunday.
It was 5-all in a back-and-forth game when Ed Lucas led off the eighth with a single against Sandy Rosario (3-1). With one out, Mathis hit a liner to left-center and the ball dropped in front of Torres' dive and caromed off him.
Chad Qualls (4-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings and Steve Cishek worked the ninth for his 27th save in 29 chances.
Hector Sanchez singled with one out in the ninth before Buster Posey grounded into a game-ending double play.
Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford homered for the Giants.
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MIAMI -- Miami's Jose Fernandez stood hatless and in an orange T-shirt behind the empty batting cage talking with Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig more than two hours before the start of Monday night's series opener.
The two young Cuban stars had never met, and this was their chance to say a quick hello.
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MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco has been placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion.
The move was made before Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Polanco was hit in the back of the helmet with a pitch Friday against San Francisco.
The Marlins selected infielder Gil Velazquez from Triple-A New Orleans. They also transferred...
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The Giants scored 14 runs against the Marlins in their largest offensive output of the 2013 season.
Both teams combined for 31 hits, 24 runs, seven doubles, three triples and three home runs. Much of the Giant’s offense came from the heart of the order. Brandon Belt extended his 10-game hitting streak with a 4-6 night to go along with four runs and one RBI. Hunter Pence had three...
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The two NL Rookie of the Year contenders chatted on the field during batting practice, discussing how they escaped Cuba before becoming major-league stars this season.
Then they went head to head, and Jose Fernandez bested Yasiel Puig to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fernandez allowed only one earned run in six innings to help Marlins win 6-2 Monday night, giving the Dodgers consecutive...
Giancarlo Stanton said he was hit by a pitch on the wrist.
He could not prove it to home plate umpire David Rackley so he picked himself off the ground after Matt Cain's pitch brushed him back and hit the next one over the left-center field wall for a two-run home run that went an estimated at 446 feet.
''I'll take it instead of a hit-by-pitch,'' Stanton...
Ben and Sam reevaluate whether the Marlins` early promotion of Jose Fernandez made sense, then talk about where Robinson Cano will end up.
Pablo Sandoval was visibly giddy as he talked about getting the Giants a win with his speed.
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Sandoval has lost 22 pounds in the past six weeks. When asked if two months ago he could have beaten Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison to the bag for the infield hit that keyed Saturday night's 6-4 victory against the Marlins Sandoval...
In a back-and-forth game, the Miami Marlins took advantage of San Francisco mistakes and came out on top, as they defeated the Giants 6-5 to avoid being swept.
San Francisco drew first blood against Miami starter Tom Koehler when Gregor Blanco singled to lead off the game, and Hunter Pence crushed his 15th homerun of the season into deep center field to give the Giants a 2-0 lead...
Jon Lester tossed eight-plus shutout innings against the San Francisco Giants on Monday (AP photo Chris O'Meara)
Jon Lester was a Giant-killer Monday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, tossing eight-plus effortless innings to lead the Red Sox to a 7-0 interleague shutout over the Giants in the opener of a three-game set in The...