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MIAMI -- Add Madison Bumgarner to the list of pitchers to allow a home run to Giancarlo Stanton during his remarkable home run stretch. But after Stanton extended his long-ball streak to six straight games, it was Bumgarner's run-scoring single and Carlos Moncrief's pinch-hit, RBI base hit that helped rally the Giants to a 9-4 victory over Miami on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

Bumgarner had a workmanlike six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. The Giants pushed three runs across off Junichi Tazawa in the seventh inning and snapped the Marlins' four-game winning streak.

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MIAMI -- Add Madison Bumgarner to the list of pitchers to allow a home run to Giancarlo Stanton during his remarkable home run stretch. But after Stanton extended his long-ball streak to six straight games, it was Bumgarner's run-scoring single and Carlos Moncrief's pinch-hit, RBI base hit that helped rally the Giants to a 9-4 victory over Miami on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

Bumgarner had a workmanlike six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. The Giants pushed three runs across off Junichi Tazawa in the seventh inning and snapped the Marlins' four-game winning streak.

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"I would ordinarily like to make it a little easier for our offense, but those guys, the offense was really good tonight," Bumgarner said. "They stuck their nose in there, but they have a pretty good lineup. That was definitely a big win for us."

Video: SF@MIA: Bumgarner K's Yelich to strike out the side

The Giants, however, weren't able to slow down Stanton's "must-see" home run show. Each day the four-time All-Star is reaching higher historical numbers. No Marlins player had homered in as many as five consecutive games, and the last Major League player to extend the streak to six was Colorado's Nolan Arenado -- from Sept. 1-5, 2015.

Video: Stanton stays sizzling, homers in six straight games

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said he had a feeling Bumgarner would go right after Stanton, and the veteran left-hander did just that.

"He's not a guy who really backs off of much," Mattingly said of Bumgarner. "He's coming after everybody. He's that kind of competitor."

"That's always fun. I look forward to those," Bumgarner said of facing Stanton. "I might not go about those at-bats in the smartest way but they certainly are fun though. He's locked in for sure."

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The MLB record for the most consecutive games with a home run is eight. It's a list of three: Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long and Mattingly.

"These kinds of streaks, his has been prolonged," Mattingly said. "Mine was a little 'eight-dayer'. It's just one of those things, you're feeling good up there."

Denard Span added a two-run homer for the Giants, which came off Dan Straily in the third inning. Ryder Jones also connected off Kyle Barraclough in the eighth inning.

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Video: SF@MIA: Span belts a homer just past Stanton's reach

A.J. Ellis also homered for the Marlins, but the veteran catcher, who previously was with the Dodgers, watched Stanton's home run in awe.

"I've never even heard of anything like this before, so to be able to see it is a great moment for all of us," Ellis said. "Personally, it's a great moment just to be a part of it and watch it. And delivering when the expectations are there speaks to how good he is and how dedicated he is to finding the right pitches. It's pretty special to watch and we all hope it keeps going."

Video: SF@MIA: Ellis launches a solo homer in the 4th inning

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Seventh-inning surge: Miami's bullpen had allowed just one run in 15 innings during its four-game winning streak. The 'pen ran its streak to one run in 16 innings after Odrisamer Despaigne threw a scoreless sixth. But in the seventh inning, the Giants surged into the lead with four straight hits off Tazawa. Kelby Tomlinson singled and went to second on a wild pitch. Moncrief's run-scoring single pulled the Giants even at 4. Span singled and Hunter Pence added an RBI double. A second run scored on Stanton's throwing error.

Video: SF@MIA: Moncrief scores the go-ahead run on an error

"It was good to see us break out," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We were scratching and clawing for runs this whole trip, especially late. Down a run there, Bum comes out and we scored to help him get a win tonight. So that's always a good thing to reward your starter."

Video: SF@MIA: Pence plates Span with a double in the 7th

"It was one of those nights it didn't seem like anything we tried seemed to work," Mattingly said. "But we'll be back, and ready tomorrow. Those guys have been good. They've been battling. I feel like we'll be ready to go back tomorrow."

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Strickland settles, shuts down eighth: Hunter Strickland found himself in a sticky situation after yielding successive one-out singles to J.T. Realmuto and Derek Dietrich in the eighth inning. Protecting a three-run lead, and with the top of the Miami order looming, Strickland retired pinch-hitter Tomas Telis on a hard liner to center, and induced a soft line drive from Miguel Rojas to second to preserve a three-run edge.

Video: SF@MIA: Strickland works out of a jam in the 8th

"He made some pitches when he had to," Bochy said of Strickland. "Telis hit the ball hard but we had him played right. He did a good job too of keeping them from scoring."

QUOTABLE
"It was a matchup I think a lot of baseball fans look forward to. You know Bum isn't going to back down, but he got him. I think it was a cutter that just didn't break and a slider that stayed in the middle there." -- Bochy, on the Bumgarner-Stanton matchup

"One mistake. In my mind, the one mistake the whole day was the pitch that I left over the middle to Bumgarner there. I had a chance with a runner on third base, if I can get a strikeout there, I got two outs [with] a runner on third base." -- Straily, who gave up three runs in five innings.

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Stanton has homered this year off three former MLB Cy Young Award-winners -- Max Scherzer, Felix Hernandez and R.A. Dickey

WHAT'S NEXT
Giants: Matt Cain (3-5, 5.22) looks for his first win since May 15 to close out the series Wednesday at 10:10 a.m. PT. Since then, he's 0-8 with a 5.97 ERA in 14 games (12 starts).

Marlins: Miami closes out its homestand with a 1:10 p.m. ET start on Wednesday against the Giants. Jose Urena (10-5, 3.76) starts for Miami. The right-hander gave up three runs in five innings in a no-decision earlier in the season at San Francisco.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami.