National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Miami|
(Friday, August 16th)
Final Score: San Francisco 14, Miami 10
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - There was no shortage of offense on Friday at
Hunter Pence went 3-for-6 with five RBI and the San Francisco Giants recorded
19 hits in their 14-10 win over the Miami Marlins, in the opener of a three-
Pence scored three times and had two doubles and a triple. Hector Sanchez had
a three-run home run while Pablo Sandoval went 4-for-4 with three RBI in the
victory. Brandon Belt also recorded four hits, an RBI and scored four times.
Starter Chad Gaudin gave up eight runs on 11 hits and four walks over four-
plus frames. Sandy Rosario (3-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to
pick up the win.
"He stopped the momentum and threw great," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of
Justin Ruggiano had two home runs and four RBI while Logan Morrison and
Donovan Solano drove in two runs apiece.
Nathan Eovaldi (2-3) lasted just three-plus innings, surrendering 11 runs --
nine earned -- on 12 hits and a walk.
"For us to score 10 runs and end up losing the ballgame, it's kind of hard to
believe," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
The Giants pounded Eovaldi for four runs in the first. Marco Scutaro, Brandon
Crawford and Belt hit consecutive singles to start the game. With the bases
loaded, Pence hit a liner to shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who failed to make
the catch, and brought Scutaro and Crawford home. Sandoval plated Belt and
Pence with a double to right-center.
They added three more runs in the second. With one out, Crawford singled to
left and Belt reached second on a fielding error by Morrison. Pence ripped a
two-RBI double to right-center and scored on Sandoval's single to left-center.
Miami came back with a four-run third. Eovaldi singled with one out and
Christian Yelich knocked a double to right-center. Solano scored Eovaldi with
a single to right. Two batters later, Morrison delivered a two-RBI double to
right-center. Polanco brought him home with a base hit to left.
However, San Francisco negated it with five runs in the fourth. Belt and Pence
knocked back-to-back doubles to start the inning, the latter of which drove in
a run. Following a single by Sandoval, Sanchez hammered a 2-1 pitch over the
right field wall.
Eovaldi was replaced by Ryan Webb, but he gave up a triple to Roger
Kieschnick, who scored on Gregor Blanco's infield single.
Ruggiano led the home half with a shot to left. An inning later, with the
bases loaded, Ruggiano drove in two with a double to right. followed by
consecutive RBI singles from Yelich and Solano, and the Marlins cut the
deficit to 12-9.
Back-to-back RBI one-out triples by Belt and Pence in the seventh extended the
margin to five runs.
Barry Zito came out on the mound in the bottom of the ninth. He gave up a
leadoff homer to Ruggiano and walked Giancarlo Stanton with two outs, but
finished the game by getting Morrison to ground out.
Pence is batting .359 since the All-Star break. He also has 31 doubles and 42
multi-hit games this season ... Belt is on an 11-game hitting streak and has
11 RBI and 16 runs scored in August ... Ruggiano's previous home run came on
July 3. He has three multi-home run games this season ... The last time the
Giants scored 14 runs or more was on Aug. 8, 2012, when they scored 15 runs
against the Cardinals ... Eovaldi is the second pitcher to allow 11 or more
runs in a game this season. The Brewers' Hiram Burgos allowed 12 to the Reds
on May 11 ... San Francisco was 10-for-20 with runners in scoring position and
left 11 runners on base while Miami finished 6-for-17 with RISP and left 12
men on base.
08/17 01:23:14 ET