Alfaro helps Marlins rally in 9th, 10th to beat Giants 7-6 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
MIAMI (AP) – Jorge Alfaro scored a two-run double at the end of the game and the Miami Marlins bounced back from two deficits in the ninth and tenth innings to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Saturday night.
San Francisco led 5-3 ahead of RBI Singles in the ninth by Alfaro and Starling Marte in front of Jake McGee. The closer tossed 35 pitches into the inning and pulled Adam Duvall back on a flyout at the end of the inning, which stranded the laden bases.
Brandon Belt’s doubles against Yimi García (2: 1) put the Giants in 10th place with a 6: 5 lead.
Jazz Chisholm took on Jarlin García (0-1) with a hit in the bottom half and joined the pandemic rules automatic runner to give Miami two. Chad Wallach flew out and Alfaro drew a double that hit the left wall of the field.
Miami starter Sandy Alcantara allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts.
The Giants’ starter, Aaron Sanchez, gave up a run, five hits, three walks, and one hit in 4 2/3 innings.
San Francisco catcher Buster Posey was hit in the left arm by Alcantara’s last pitch. Posey went to first base and faced a three-run homer from Austin Slater ahead of Richard Bleier, who completed a five-run inning that put the Giants 5-3 ahead. Posey left the game before the bottom half.
Belt finished seventh and Brandon Crawford had an RBI single. Belt has safely scored in 28 straight games against Miami.
Duvall tripled in one run in the first and Jesús Aguilar made it 3-0 with a double in two runs against Matt Wisler in the sixth.
Giants: RHP Tyler Beede (elbow surgery) and RHP John Brebbia (elbow surgery) had throwing sessions in Sacramento, California on Saturday.
Marlins: RHP Edward Cabrera (Right Bicep Inflammation) throws from a distance of 75 feet and makes progress.
Giants LHP Alex Wood (season debut) starts the series finals on Sunday, while the Marlins start with RHP Pablo Lopez (0-1, 4.60).
Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.