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Marlins fall 4-1, head home from long road trip

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm •  Published: May 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Miami Marlins are heading home from their longest trip of the year, and it was a tough one out West with plenty of positives.

Even if Jacob Turner is still searching for his first career road win after a 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Turner (0-2) dropped to 0-11 in 18 career road starts.

"All I can do is go out and give it everything I have," he said. "Wins, losses, those are things I can't control."

Buster Posey returned from a day off to hit a sacrifice fly, while Tyler Colvin and Brandon Hicks each hit RBI singles in a stretch of four straight base hits with two outs in the first against Turner.

Staked to an early lead, Ryan Vogelsong (2-2) struck out six in seven innings as the Giants concluded a season-long stretch with 17 games in as many days. San Francisco avoided its first three-game home losing streak.

"He located well, kept the ball down and mixed in his pitches," Miami's Garrett Jones said. "He never really gave in and used the corners well. We had trouble squaring him up."

Both teams ended grueling May stretches, and Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton didn't play until late.

The Marlins wrapped up their season-long 11-game road trip out West with just their third loss in the past 15 meetings at AT&T Park, where Miami has its best road record since 2011. The club heads home to put its 17-5 record at Marlins Park on the line against the Phillies.

"We had some improvement that started in L.A. We had better at-bats, things we've been doing at home," Jones said. "We had a tough time here in San Fran, but to take two here, we'll take it."

Christian Yelich's RBI groundout off Jeremy Affeldt in the eighth accounted for Miami's run. Sergio Romo pitched the ninth for his 15th save.

Sandoval connected for his third home run with two outs in the fifth, his first since April 13 against the Rockies.

A day after San Francisco was shut out 5-0 — its second shutout in five games — and went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine, the Giants jumped on Turner right away.

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