Big fourth inning dooms Bumgarner, Giants 

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  • Ben Margot/ap
  • Madison Bumgarner struck out a season-high 10 batters in five innings, but a home run by Marcell Ozuna and lack of offense cost the Giants at AT&T Park Saturday.
Marcell Ozuna homered off Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Giants 6-2 on Saturday night.

Bumgarner (3-2) pitched well other than the one big inning. He struck out a season-high 10 in five innings, including slugger Giancarlo Stanton three times. But the World Series MVP also allowed four extra-base hits, including three in the fourth.

Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth to help the Marlins win for the 12th time in their past 17 games in San Francisco.

David Phelps (2-0) allowed one run and six hits in six innings during another strong start in place of the injured Henderson Alvarez. Phelps has two wins and a 1.80 ERA in five starts since joining the rotation.

Bumgarner got a break in the third when Martin Prado’s two-out double down the left-field line was touched by a fan, preventing Christian Yelich from scoring from first on the play.

But he got no such help the next inning. Ozuna started it with his second home run of the series. A walk and the doubles by Baker and Hechavarria gave Miami a 3-0 lead.

Bumgarner struck out four of five batters after Hechavarria’s double, but his night was over after 99 pitches. This marked the first time Bumgarner has lost a game when he had at least 10 strikeouts. He had 17 wins and the Giants won his two no-decisions in his previous 19 double-digit strikeout games.

Phelps wasn’t nearly as dominating but was more effective for Miami. He allowed just a pair of infield hits in the first four innings and then avoided the big inning in the fifth after Justin Maxwell led off with a double and scored on Brandon Crawford’s single.

Crawford was then caught stealing and Phelps got Joe Panik to ground out with two on to end the inning.

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon sat out his second straight game with tightness in his right hamstring. Gordon has a 12-game hitting streak and leads the majors with a .437 batting average.

Baker left the game in the fourth inning with a tight right oblique and is day to day. Solano replaced him at second base and provided insurance with his hit off Jean Machi.

Outfielder Hunter Pence played his second straight rehab game at Triple-A Sacramento as he works his way back from a broken left forearm. Pence will take today off and then play again on Monday.

Mat Latos (1-3) will oppose Ryan Vogelsong (1-2) in the series finale today. Voegelson has a 3-2 record and a 1.75 ERA in five career starts against the Marlins.

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