Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

San Francisco leads 1-0 (as of 5/17)

Game 1: Friday, May 17
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San Francisco 9
Game 2: Saturday, May 18
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San Francisco 10
Game 3: Sunday, May 19
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San Francisco 2

Marlins 3

(22-20, 9-12 away)

Giants 9

(26-15, 14-6 home)

    10:35 PM ET, May 17, 2002

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: R. Ortiz (4-2)

    L: R. Dempster (2-4)

    S: R. Nen (13)

    Looking for single, Shinjo hits grand slam

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tsuyoshi Shinjo isn't sure how many grand slams he hit in Japan. They don't matter to him now, anyway.

    After pinch-hitter Tom Goodwin hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning, Shinjo added his first major league slam in the eighth as the San Francisco Giants beat the Florida Marlins 9-3 Friday night.

    "I will remember this one forever," he said through a translator.

    With two out and the bases loaded in the eighth, Braden Looper walked Reggie Sanders, putting the Giants ahead 5-2, and Shinjo followed with his third homer of the season. He tipped his hat respectfully to the crowd after he rounded the bases to a standing ovation.

    "I was trying to get a base hit or something, just to get what I could," he said.

    Afterward, while the rest of the Giants went crazy, Shinjo just grinned, manager Dusty Baker said.

    "He was cool. Same old Shinjo," Baker said. "He had a big smile on his face."

    It was the first grand slam by a Japanese-born player in the majors.

    With the score 2-all in the seventh, Ryan Dempster (2-4) walked J.T. Snow, Sanders hit a bloop single to center field and they scored later in the inning on Goodwin's single. The Giants stopped a two-game losing streak after splitting a four-game series against visiting Atlanta.

    Russ Ortiz (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out six, including the side in the fifth inning, and Robb Nen got final four outs for his 13th save, sending Florida to its fourth loss in five games.

    Ortiz has not allowed more than three runs in any of his last five starts.

    He also got the first hit for the Giants, a bouncer up the middle with two outs in the third. Ortiz has hit safely in six of his nine starts this season.

    Ortiz scored on David Bell's homer off Dempster, giving the Giants a 2-0 lead. Before the home run, his fifth, Bell had been in a 1-for-21 slump.

    Dempster, who had won his last two starts after going 0-3 in his first six, allowed four runs and six hits in seven innings with a season-high nine strikeouts.

    "Two mistakes. Two poorly executed pitches cost me four runs," he lamented.

    The Marlins tied it in the sixth on Cliff Floyd's two-out single, scoring Luis Castillo, who singled, and Preston Wilson, who doubled. Floyd leads the Marlins with 31 RBIs.

    With two outs in the bottom half, Barry Bonds hit a towering fly ball to the deepest part of Pacific Bell Park -- off the wall near the 421-foot marker -- for a triple. But Jeff Kent grounded out to end it.

    Bonds, who hit a single-season record 73 home runs last season, has homered once in his past five games.

    Castillo was back in the lineup for the Marlins after missing Thursday's game with lingering tightness in his right hamstring.

    Shortstop Rich Aurilia and right fielder Sanders were back in the Giants' lineup after a day off Thursday to rest.

    Game notes


    The previous Giants grand slam was hit by Barry Bonds on Aug. 14, 2001 -- against the Marlins. ... Florida C Ramon Castro was headed back to Miami to be examined by Marlins' physician Dr. Dan Kanell after going on the disabled list Thursday with a strained right elbow. Castro injured his arm in a throw to first against the Colorado Rockies. ... The Marlins recalled INF Pablo Ozuna from Triple-A Calgary. He was batting .347 with 10 RBI and two homers in 27 games with the Cannons. ... Bonds leads the majors with 53 walks. He set the season record last year with 177 walks. ... Both Bonds and Santiago hit triples Friday night. The Giants had fivetwo-triple games last season.

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