Aguilar snaps tie with HR in 9th, Marlins beat Giants 5-2 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Jesus Aguilar drew with a two-run homer that triggered a ninth four-run inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday night.
Aguilar put a 0-1 pitch from Gregory Santos (0-1) in the left center after Magneuris Sierra took a 3-1 lead. A day earlier, Aguilar hit a homer with two outs and two outs in ninth place after a mistake extended the inning.
“I was just trying not to be too aggressive,” said Aguilar. “I thought it was going to be a double, but the ball (went). I hit it well, but it was kind of low. We were lucky that the ball went out. “
Santos hit two in an inning when he faced the Marlins on his Major League debut Thursday. The results were very different for the 21-year-old rookie Saturday.
“One of the lessons our younger, inexperienced pitchers have to learn is their stuff,” said Giants manager Gabe Kapler.
Jon Berti also went deep after making a mistake early in the game to help the Marlins break out of their collective slump. Miami had scored three or fewer goals in three of their last five games and were suspended at Oracle Park for Thursday’s opener.
Corey Dickerson added two hits for the Marlins, including an RBI triple in the ninth.
Dylan Floro (1-1) retired three batters to take the win. Yimi Garcia allowed two hits in the ninth, including Mike Yastrzemski’s one-off homer at McCovey Cove, but put Alex Dickerson on a flyball to end it.
Alex Dickerson doubled up and scored for the Giants.
Berti scored in the seventh game on a 0-1 place from Kevin Gausman. The third Marlins baseman, who dropped Alex Dickerson’s high-infield popup due to a bug in the second, added a prey fly in the ninth.
“Berti’s homerun was huge just to get us back,” said Marlin manager Don Mattingly. “That homer just changed the whole direction of the game. That was a great success. “
Marlin’s starter Pablo López was well positioned in his second start against the Giants in seven days. López had seven hits in six innings and allowed two hits – none until Alex doubled Dickerson’s lead in the fifth.
Gausman threw a two-hit ball over eight straight innings and ended his career with eleven strokes. He allowed a run and walked one.
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San Francisco’s first baseman Brandon Belt had two hits and has scored safely in 31 games against the Marlins on July 19, 2014.
The Giants backed Gausman with a pair of defensive gems. Midfielder Austin Slater grabbed the wall by leaps and bounds to remove potential additional bases from Garrett Cooper, who took the lead in the second round. Second baseman Tommy La Stella followed with a stab to knock down a one-hop liner and throw Aguilar to finish the fourth.
“That was huge from a momentum standpoint,” said Gausman. “These are the types of games you see when a pitcher really does something special.”
Sierra made a spectacular dive in the middle to take a hit from Gausman in the sixth.
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Miami infielder Jose Devers struck three bats three times on his Major League debut. Devers is the fifth youngest player in Marlin history to make his Major League debut. Devers was acquired by the New York Yankees in 2017 as part of a deal with Giancarlo Stanton. He started on second base and did seventh. “(Did) really not tell him anything,” Mattingly said before the game. “Obviously he’s the type we like. Let him go play. I’m curious how he deals with it. “
Giants: SS Brandon Crawford was a late scratch because of the tight quad narrowness. Mauricio Dubón started in his place. … RHP Johnny Cueto continues a litter program on his way back from a right class 1 strain. … 3B Evan Longoria (thigh) is day after day. … LHP Jarlin Garcia was placed on the 10-day IL with left groin stress.
The giants RHP Logan Webb (0-1, 5.87 ERA) face the Marlins on Sunday. Webb has had his toughest start to the season as a starter after allowing four runs in four innings against the Phillies on Tuesday. Mattingly hadn’t announced a starter for Miami and wasn’t ruling out the use of an opener.
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