MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte snapped an eighth-inning tie with a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. also homered for the Marlins. Marte’s shot to left-center field off reliever Wandy Peralta sent Miami to its fifth victory in six games.READ MORE: Community Concerned For Elderly Female Hostage Held in San Andreas Shooting
Pinch-hitter Jesús Aguilar began the decisive rally with a one-out walk against reliever Matt Wisler (0-2). Corey Dickerson’s single advanced pinch-runner Magneuris Sierra to second.
Anthony Bass (1-2) pitched a perfect eighth and Yimi García closed with a scoreless ninth for his third save.
The Giants struck first on Evan Longoria’s RBI single off starter Daniel Castano in the fourth. Longoria drove in Mike Yastrzemski, who doubled to open the inning.
Chisholm’s leadoff homer in the fifth tied it. Chisholm drove Anthony DeSclafani’s slider over the wall in right for his third homer and fifth consecutive game with an extra-base hit.
DeSclafani allowed four hits and struck out four in six innings. He has yielded two runs in his three starts this season.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
Castano was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth. The left-hander permitted one run, three hits and two walks in his season debut.
Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (right lat strain) is expected to miss at least two starts, according to manager Gabe Kapler. RHP Camilo Doval was promoted from minor league camp to replace Cueto.
Marlins: RHP Elieser Hernandez (right biceps inflammation) and RHP Sixto Sanchez (mild right shoulder inflammation) are progressing with their throwing programs.
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Giants RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 2.70 ERA) starts the middle game of the series Saturday against RHP Sandy Alcantara (0-1, 2.45).