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Phelps, Marlins get best of MadBum in win

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Miami Marlins took advantage of Madison Bumgarner's lone lapse of the evening, pouncing on the left-hander in the fourth inning to score three runs en route to Saturday's 6-2 triumph over the San Francisco Giants.

Bumgarner (3-2) struck out 10 batters in five innings but struggled in the fourth, which Marcell Ozuna christened with his second homer of the series. J.T. Realmuto drew a walk to set up RBI doubles by Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria. The Marlins added three runs in the eighth to outdistance the Giants, who are averaging exactly three runs per game at home this season.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Miami Marlins took advantage of Madison Bumgarner's lone lapse of the evening, pouncing on the left-hander in the fourth inning to score three runs en route to Saturday's 6-2 triumph over the San Francisco Giants.

Bumgarner (3-2) struck out 10 batters in five innings but struggled in the fourth, which Marcell Ozuna christened with his second homer of the series. J.T. Realmuto drew a walk to set up RBI doubles by Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria. The Marlins added three runs in the eighth to outdistance the Giants, who are averaging exactly three runs per game at home this season.

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The Marlins struck out a season-high 15 times, but were able to cash in on their eight hits.

"That was a nice win against a great pitcher," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Ozuna got us started there with a big home run."

Bumgarner summarized his shortcomings by saying, "They might not have been bad pitches, but they were the wrong pitch."

Video: MIA@SF: Bumgarner fans 10 over five frames of work

Marlins starter David Phelps thrived in his first career appearance against San Francisco, allowing one run and six hits in six innings while trimming his ERA to 2.90.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Ozuna jump-starts offense: Shut out by Tim Lincecum on Friday night, the Marlins went 12 straight innings without a run before Ozuna's home run to lead off the fourth inning. It was Ozuna's second homer of the season, with both coming at San Francisco. Ozuna homered on Thursday night in his 98th at-bat. His blast off Bumgarner on Saturday came six at-bats later, and started a three-run fourth inning. More >

Video: MIA@SF: Ozuna smacks a solo homer in the 4th

Bereft of theft: The Giants finally scored in the fifth inning, but were limited to a single run mainly due to Brandon Crawford's unsuccessful stolen-base attempt. Had Crawford, who singled home Justin Maxwell, made it to second base, the Giants' momentum would have risen sharply. They continued to threaten, as pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez doubled and Nori Aoki walked, but Joe Panik grounded out to end the inning.

Fan interference factor: Fan interference played a role in the top of the third inning. Bumgarner walked Christian Yelich with two outs. Martin Prado ripped a double down the third-base line, which caromed off the wall and was touched by a fan. Immediately, fan interference was called. Yelich was sent to third, and Prado to second. If not for the interference, the ball may have bounced in a direction that would have allowed Yelich to score. Instead, with two runners in scoring position, Bumgarner struck out Giancarlo Stanton on three pitches.

Belt can't double his fun: First baseman Brandon Belt recently has been an integral part of whatever offense the Giants have mustered, doubling in six consecutive games entering Saturday. This time, however, Belt went 0-for-3 with a walk and fell one game short of matching Jeff Kent's San Francisco-era (since 1958) record of doubling in seven straight games in 1999.

Phelps gets through six: Getting through the fifth inning was a huge struggle for Phelps, who allowed his lone run of the night on Crawford's single that followed Maxwell's double. Protecting a 3-1 lead with two outs and two on, Phelps retired Panik to end the threat and then was able to make it through the sixth. More > 

UPON FURTHER REVIEW
A bang-bang play was overturned and went the Marlins' way with two outs in the eighth inning. Hechavarria tapped a grounder up the middle off Jean Machi. Second baseman Panik made a nice backhanded stop and an accurate throw to Brandon Belt at first. Umpire Mike Winters called Hechavarria out. Miami challenged, and after a review, the call was overturned. Hechavarria's infield single drove in Donovan Solano with Miami's sixth run.

Video: MIA@SF: Marlins challenge out call at first in 8th

QUOTABLE
"This is what good teams have to do. I've been around the game long enough to know that 25 guys start the season, but they usually aren't the 25 that you use. If you can get guys to step up when guys go down, that's how you win games." -- Phelps on Marlins filling in for injured players.

MEDICAL REPORT
Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, who missed Friday and Saturday with a tight right hamstring, is expected to play on Sunday. Gordon has been available to play in case of an emergency.

Second-base depth is becoming an issue for Miami. Baker started in place of Gordon at second, but in the bottom of the fourth inning, he exited with a tight right oblique. He is listed day to day. Baker's replacement, Solano, drove in two runs with a double in the eighth. More >

Video: MIA@SF: Baker leaves game after oblique injury

WHAT'S NEXT
Marlins: In the series finale on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET, Mat Latos goes for his second straight win. Latos allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings in a win at Washington. The right-hander is 4-3 with a 2.19 ERA in 11 career starts against San Francisco.

Giants: Having clinched a winning record on their 10-game homestand, the Giants will try to end it successfully in the 1:05 p.m. PT Mother's Day special. The Giants will give the ball to Ryan Vogelsong, who may have saved his spot in the starting rotation by blanking San Diego for seven innings in his previous outing, last Tuesday.

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Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Crawford, Adeiny Hechavarria, Marcell Ozuna, David Phelps, Donovan Solano