Stanton Homers Twice As Marlins Complete Sweep Of Giants

Miami Marlins’ A.J. Ellis swings for a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants’ George Kontos in the eleventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 9, 2017, in San Francisco. Photo: AP Photo/Ben Margot.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, the second coming after A.J. Ellis’ tiebreaking two-run home run in the 11th inning, and the Miami Marlins held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Sunday to complete a sweep.

Miami blew a 7-4 lead when the Giants scored three runs off Kyle Barraclough in the eighth before Ellis and Stanton lifted the Marlins in extra innings.

J.T. Realmuto reached on shortstop Brandon Crawford’s throwing error leading off the 11th. After JT Riddle flew out, Ellis hit a tiebreaking two-run home run. It was Ellis’ first career pinch hit home run.

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, right, is congratulated by teammate Christian Yelich after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson.

Stanton, who homered in the fifth off starter Johnny Cueto, then tacked on No. 26 against George Kontos (0-3).

The Marlins head into the All-Star break having won five of six.

Nick Wittgren (2-1) retired six batters for the win and A.J. Ramos pitched the ninth for his 17th save.

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