Michael Conforto slugged a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the 11th inning, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-2 win over the host Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon
San Francisco snapped a five-game losing streak.
Mike Yastrzemski added another two-run homer later in the 11th inning, also off reliever Devin Smeltzer (0-1), as the Giants avoided what would've been a three-game sweep
Prior to Conforto's homer, Miami's bullpen had held the Giants scoreless for 15 innings in this series
Entering Wednesday and since April 11, the Marlins had ranked first in the majors in bullpen ERA (0.72)
Miami has still won six of its past eight games.
Marlins starter Trevor Rogers left after three-plus innings due to left forearm tightness. He allowed one run, three hits, one walk and struck out three
Like Rogers, Giants starter Alex Cobb also got a no-decision, pitching five innings and allowing one run, seven hits and one walk. He struck out a season-high eight batters
Giants reliever Camilo Doval (1-2) earned the win as he escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 10th. Taylor Rogers got the last two outs -- stranding the bases loaded -- for his first save with the Giants
San Francisco opened the scoring in the fourth. Wilmer Flores blooped a single and scored from first when Darin Ruf doubled off the wall in left.
Trevor Rogers left the game after that pitch. The Giants went on to load the bases with two outs against reliever George Soriano. However, Miami escaped the jam when Heliot Ramos hit a groundout
Miami tied the score in the fifth as Garrett Hampson got an infield hit, stole second and scored on Garrett Cooper's two-out single to left.
Just like the Giants in their fourth-inning rally, Miami went on to load the bases. But Bryan De La Cruz's 104-mph, one-hop smash was backhanded by third baseman J.D. Davis, who threw to first to end the threat
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Miami loaded the bases with one out. Doval then struck out De La Cruz with a 101-mph fastball up, and he struck out Avisail Garcia with a low slider.
Miami cut its deficit to 5-2 on Jon Berti's RBI double in the bottom of the 11th.
But Taylor Rogers, a lefty, got Miami's two toughest lefty hitters -- Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Luis Arraez -- to end the game.
--Field Level Media