MIAMI (AP) Jorge Alfaro and Garrett Cooper hit the Miami Marlins' first three-run homers of the year Tuesday in an 11-3 win over the San Francisco Giants, who lost their sixth game in a row.
Trevor Richards (2-5) gave up a homer to Joe Panik on the game's first pitch but blanked San Francisco thereafter. He allowed two hits and one run in seven innings for the Marlins, who earned their eighth victory in 11 games but still have the worst record in the National League.
It was another dismal all-around effort by the Giants (21-32), who have been outscored 45-11 in the past four games and are 11 games below .500 for the first time.
Alfaro hit his eighth homer in the fifth to make the score 7-1, and Cooper added his third homer in the sixth. The Marlins had no three-run homers in their first 51 games.
Starlin Castro's two-out, two-run double in the third put Miami ahead to stay. Rookie Harold Ramirez had three hits to hike his average to .413 in 13 games.
Pinch hitter Rosell Herrera hit his first homer of the year in the eighth to make the score 11-1.
Jeff Samardzija (2-4) lost his third start in a row. He allowed a season-high five earns runs in four-plus innings, matching his shortest outing of the year.
The Marlins' first seven runs scored with two out. They went 5 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
Miami improved to 10-4 against the Giants since 2017.