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MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 6, San Francisco Giants 5

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The Marlins take a game from the Giants thanks to a Justin Bour walk-off.

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In a contest that featured a lot of dominance from the road team, Miami was able to pull away with a 6-5 victory, via a walk-off home run from Justin Bour.

The scoring started in the top of the third, where Dan Haren gave up an unearned run. With a man on second, Joe Panik hit a grounder to shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who made a nice play to get the ball over to first, but Justin Bour missed the catch, allowing Panik to reach first safely, and Justin Maxwell to score.

However, in the bottom half of that inning, Haren helped his own cause by driving in Cole Gillespie, who had reached second on a double. The best part of this hit was that Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt had crept up along the line, preparing to field a bunt from Haren, but the veteran pulled back from bunting and proceeded to hit a grounder right past Belt into right field. The groundball would have been a routine out, had Belt been playing Haren honest, but, instead, Dan Haren got the RBI single. After a balk moved Haren to second, Dee Gordon tripled off his former roommate Chris Heston to right field, scoring Haren. To cap off the inning, after Christian Yelich reached on a walk, Adeiny Hechavarria hit into a double play, allowing the speedy Gordon to score from third, increasing the lead to 3-1.

San Francisco would answer right back in the top of the fourth, with a Gregor Blanco RBI single to center, scoring Brandon Belt.

The sixth inning is where Dan Haren's control got away from him. Haren would allow Matt Duffy to get to third base, leading to a Brandon Belt sacrifice fly to center, bringing Duffy home. Next up, Brandon Crawford would his eleventh home run on the season, to right center field, giving the Giants a 4-3 lead. At this point, Dan Jennings had seen enough, calling for Sam Dyson to replace Haren.

Dyson would come up with issues of his own in the seventh inning, where he gave up a single to Angel Pagan. Next, a failed pickoff attempt would allow Pagan to advance to second. Then, Joe Panik would ground to the right side of the infield, allowing for Pagan to reach third. With two outs, Matt Duffy reached on a soft grounder to Dyson, who threw the ball too far to the right of first baseman Justin Bour, which allowed for Pagan to score.

Down 5-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, the heart of the Marlins' order was due up. Santiago Casilla was on the mound for the Giants. He gave up consecutive singles to Christian Yelich and Adeiny Hechavarria. Justin Bour was the next batter, and on the second pitch of the at-bat, Bour drove a low pitch into the right field stands, giving the Fish the victory in walk-off fashion. The win secured the series for the ball club.


Source: FanGraphs