Sunday, July 9, 2017

Marlins Sweep Giants

     The Miami Marlins swept the San Francisco Giants with a 10-8 victory in 11 innings at AT&T Park on Sunday. The Marlins finished their road trip with a 6-4 record. Both clubs played their final game prior to the All-Star Game to be held at Marlins Park on Tuesday.
     San Francisco(34-56) finally scored first in the three-game series during the second inning. Brandon Crawford smacked a two-run homer to right on a 3-1 pitch with Brandon Belt on base.
     Miami(41-46) tied it up on consecutive extra-base hits. Christian Yelich knocked in Giancarlo Stanton with a double to right and then scored on a Marcell Ozuna double into left field. The Fish got their first lead of the contest in the top of the fifth when Stanton cracked a solo home run to center field on a 0-1 count.
     The Giants pulled even 3-3 in the bottom of the frame. Nick Hundley socked a solo home run to right on a 2-2 count.
     The Marlins compiled four runs in the top of the seventh for a 7-3 margin. Justin Bour drove in Stanton and Yelich with a base hit into left field. Two batters later, Ozuna scored on a single by J.T. Realmuto to center. J.T. Riddle followed with a sacrifice fly to right which brought home Bour for a four-run gap.
     It took some time for San Francisco to come back in this game. Cole Gillaspie scored on a double by Denard Span in the bottom of the seventh. The Giants put together three runs in the eighth inning to tie it up. Hunter Pence scored on a base hit by Crawford to left, Belt reached home on a base hit by Hundley to left and pinch-hitter Miguel Gomez tied it 7-7 on a single to right which scored Crawford.
     The Fish broke the contest open with three runs in the 11th inning. Pinch-hitter A.J. Ellis connected with a two-run homer on a 0-2 count with Realmuto scoring in front of him. Stanton crushed his second home run of the game on a 3-1 pitch to left-center field for his 26th homer of the year.

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