David Phelps

Crawford's HR helps Giants take series by beating Miami 1-0

Two days after Brandon Crawford battered the Miami Marlins with seven hits, he beat them with one swing.

Crawford homered in the fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants won a series for the first time since the All-Star break, beating Miami 1-0 Wednesday.

Crawford's seven hits in the opener of the three-game set tied an NL record. In the finale he put San Francisco ahead with his 11th homer leading off the fourth inning.

"He had a great series," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We needed a shot in the arm, and he gave it to us."

Crawford, who went 9 for 16 in the series to hike his average to .277, pulled a 3-2 changeup from David Phelps over...