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POSTED May 8, 2015 1:05 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a night when he allowed more hits than any San Francisco pitcher in 47 years, two stood out to Tim Hudson.

Opposing pitcher Dan Haren sparked a pair of rallies with two of Miami’s 15 hits off Hudson and the Marlins beat the Giants 7-2 on Thursday night.

“Pretty much the difference in the game was their starting pitcher offensively,” Hudson said. “If I can just get him out then we have a pretty good chance to win the ballgame.

For six innings, Haren (4-1) did most of the damage against Hudson (1-3). He hit a two-run double and scored later in the second and added a single and a run scored in the fifth.

Marcell Ozuna added a two-run homer off a tiring Hudson in the seventh to send the Marlins to their 14th win in their last 19 games in San Francisco.

“He made a few more mistakes than he normally does,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “He was a little off tonight, but again, four runs going into the seventh. We just couldn’t do anything offensively.”

Haren allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings to extend his strong start to his Marlins career after contemplating retirement following his offseason trade from the Dodgers to Miami.

Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs and Dee Gordon had three hits for the Marlins.

Hudson allowed six runs and a career-high in hits in 6 2/3 innings as the Giants lost their second straight after winning 10 of the previous 13. Hudson had won his previous six starts against the Marlins before allowing the most hits by a Giants pitcher since Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry gave up 16 on Sept. 28, 1968, against Cincinnati.

“They were swinging the bat,” Hudson said. “They got 15 hits, what else can you say? I just wasn’t able to finish counts off whenever I needed to.”

Haren came up for the first time with two on and two out in the second and hit a drive to right-center that gave Miami a 2-0 lead. He scored when Gordon doubled for his 50th hit of the season.

Hudson worked quickly through the next two innings before Haren gave him more trouble in the fifth. He led off with a single and later scored on Stanton’s sacrifice fly that made it 4-0.

“That was the most running I’ve done in a few months,” Haren said. “I usually have to go on the bike. I don’t know if I’ll be walking around San Francisco tomorrow. I’ll be taking it easy.”

Hudson also got into the hitting act with a leadoff single in the third that ended an 0-for-49 drought.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: OF Christian Yelich is expected to be activated from the DL on Friday after being sidelined with a back injury since April 20.

Giants: OF Hunter Pence (fractured left forearm) took live batting practice before the game and will start a minor league rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Sacramento.

DAZZLING DEE: Gordon extended his hitting streak to 12 games and became the first player to have 52 hits in his first 28 games since Rod Carew had 53 in 1983. Gordon, who came from the Dodgers in a seven-player deal with Haren, is batting .437 for the season.

“He’s been a huge lift for us at the top of the order,” Redmond said. “This guy is locked in.”

RING IT IN: Marlins OF Michael Morse was presented his World Series ring in a pregame ceremony. A video played showing highlights of how Morse helped win it all last year and Morse’s old teammates came out to cheer and hug him after manager Bruce Bochy and CEO Larry Baer gave him the ring.

UP NEXT

Marlins: Jarred Cosart (1-2) makes his first career appearance against the Giants in Game 2 of this four-game series.

Giants: Tim Lincecum (2-2) looks to follow up on his eight scoreless innings against the Angels on Sunday. Lincecum lost both starts he made against Miami last year.

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