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Marlins earn rare road win at San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond has no explanation for why his club has played so well at home and struggled so much on the road this season.

Wins like Friday night will help erase those questions.

Casey McGehee singled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning to atone for a costly error and help the Marlins earn a rare road win, 7-5 over the San Francisco Giants.

"I think we're still trying to figure it out," Redmond said. "If I had an answer to why we're so much better at home to on the road, we'd fix it, right? But these guys keep battling. They keep fighting. You saw that tonight. We don't quit. We keep grinding. We might make a few mistakes, but we keep going."

The Marlins made plenty of mistakes. They also made some big plays, too.

Derek Dietrich and Christian Yelich homered, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia snapped an 0-for-26 skid by tying his career high with four singles to stop Miami's slide. The Marlins entered the game losers of six of their past seven games and a majors-worst 4-16 record away from home.

They also are a league-best 17-5 at home.

"We've seen those games go the other way sometimes, especially on the road right now. It was huge for us to be able to stick in there and get that one," McGehee said.

Santiago Casilla (1-1) got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth, but couldn't escape trouble in the ninth. The right-hander allowed two baserunners before McGehee's tiebreaking grounder to right field.

"It just had eyes and got through the infield," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "That's the way the game goes."

Garrett Jones added an RBI single off lefty Javier Lopez and made a leaping catch in the netting of the photographers' pit in foul territory in the bottom of the ninth. Mike Dunn (4-3) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Steve Cishek converted his eighth save for Miami.

Neither starter pitched well but did just enough to give his team a chance in the final innings.

Henderson Alvarez allowed five runs -- four earned -- and 10 hits in six innings for the Marlins. He struck out four and walked none.

Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit, filling in while Tim Hudson rested his nagging hip, gave up five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked none.

"I lost a little bit of my command in the first inning. I tried to stay close in the game," Petit said.

After wasting a 4-1 lead in a loss Thursday night to San Francisco, Miami moved ahead 4-1 again but rallied back late this time.

The Giants had three RBI hits with two outs, including pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco's bloop single in the sixth that tied it at 5-all. Blanco's hit came after McGehee couldn't corral a grounder at third.

"I still feel terrible. Alvarez battled through and it would've been nice to get him the win," McGehee said.

Defense -- or a lack thereof -- proved pivotal in the late innings.

Redmond successfully challenged a transfer rule call in the fifth. After a replay review, umpires ruled Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton caught Hunter Pence's fly in the web of his glove and dropped the ball trying to transfer it to his hand for a throw.

Buster Posey's flyout to right later scored Angel Pagan, who had advanced to third on Stanton's botched transfer. Stanton made up for the play with an outstretched catch of Michael Morse's fly near the wall in the eighth.

Pagan also made a spectacular over-the-head catch on Dietrich's deep fly for the first out of the seventh and held on after running into the padded wall in left-center. And Casilla got pinch-hitter Ed Lucas to ground into a double play with the bases loaded to end the eighth.

NOTES: It was the fifth time Saltalamacchia had four hits in a game. ... Stanton's career-high 17-game hitting streak ended after going 0 for 5. ... San Francisco hosted "Metallica Night," which included members of the heavy metal band playing the national anthem, drummer Lars Ulrich throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and singer James Hetfield announcing San Francisco's starting lineup. ... RHP Tim Lincecum (3-2 4.78 ERA) starts for the Giants opposite Miami's RHP Tom Koehler (3-3, 2.57) on Saturday.

 
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Miami

C. Yelich
AB 4
R 4
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
San Francisco

P. Sandoval
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Christian Yelich, CF-LF4421102 .272
Derek Dietrich, 2B5222001 .250
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5000023 .315
Casey McGehee, 3B5022010 .292
Reed Johnson, LF5000033 .322
   Marcell Ozuna, CF0000000 .259
Garrett Jones, 1B5131010 .262
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C5040002 .264
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS2001102 .261
Henderson Alvarez, P3010001 .214
   A.J. Ramos, P0000000 .000
   a-Ed Lucas, PH1000001 .269
   Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
   Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Totals40714727  
a-grounded into a double play for Ramos in the 8th
Batting
2B - Garrett Jones (10, Petit)
HR - Christian Yelich (5, Petit), Derek Dietrich (5, Petit)
SF - Adeiny Hechavarria (3)
RBI - Christian Yelich (14), Derek Dietrich 2 (14), Casey McGehee 2 (28), Garrett Jones (18), Adeiny Hechavarria (10)
2-OUT RBI - Casey McGehee (16), Garrett Jones (5)
SB - Christian Yelich (6, 2nd base off Petit/Posey)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - McGehee-Dietrich-G. Jones, McGehee-Dietrich-G. Jones-G. Jones-Hechavarria
E - Casey McGehee (3, Misplayed grounder)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Henderson Alvarez 61054040 3.62
A.J. Ramos 1000100 1.50
Mike Dunn (W,4-3) 1100010 4.15
Steve Cishek (S,8) 1000100 2.12
WP - Henderson Alvarez (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Henderson Alvarez 84-58, A.J. Ramos 10-4, Mike Dunn 15-8, Steve Cishek 14-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Henderson Alvarez 9-5, A.J. Ramos 1-1
Batters Faced - Henderson Alvarez 28, A.J. Ramos 3, Mike Dunn 4, Steve Cishek 4
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF5220003 .329
Hunter Pence, RF5010002 .281
Buster Posey, C3001102 .286
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4121001 .212
Michael Morse, 1B4220001 .277
Tyler Colvin, LF4010032 .412
Brandon Crawford, SS3011012 .252
Brandon Hicks, 2B4011002 .200
   Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
Yusmeiro Petit, P2000012 .000
   David Huff, P00000001.000
   a-Gregor Blanco, PH1011000 .156
   Jean Machi, P0000000 .000
   Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
   Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
   Ehire Adrianza, 2B0000000 .167
   b-Hector Sanchez, PH0000100 .254
Totals35511525  
a-singled for Huff in the 6th
b-walked for Adrianza in the 9th
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2B - Angel Pagan (10, Alvarez), Pablo Sandoval 2 (8, Alvarez), Tyler Colvin (4, Dunn), Brandon Crawford (8, Alvarez), Brandon Hicks (5, Alvarez)
SF - Buster Posey (1), Brandon Crawford (4)
RBI - Buster Posey (22), Pablo Sandoval (10), Brandon Crawford (21), Brandon Hicks (17), Gregor Blanco (4)
2-OUT RBI - Pablo Sandoval (4), Brandon Hicks (6), Gregor Blanco (2)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Sandoval-Hicks-Morse
E - Brandon Crawford (3, Misplayed grounder)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yusmeiro Petit 5754052 5.23
David Huff 1200000 3.60
Jean Machi 1.1000010 0.42
Jeremy Affeldt 0200000 1.35
Santiago Casilla (L,1-1) 1.1222210 1.52
Javier Lopez 0.1100000 2.25
Pitches-Strikes - Yusmeiro Petit 90-58, David Huff 10-8, Jean Machi 16-11, Jeremy Affeldt 7-5, Santiago Casilla 27-16, Javier Lopez 2-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yusmeiro Petit 4-7, David Huff 2-1, Jean Machi 2-1, Santiago Casilla 1-1, Javier Lopez 1-0
Batters Faced - Yusmeiro Petit 23, David Huff 5, Jean Machi 4, Jeremy Affeldt 2, Santiago Casilla 7, Javier Lopez 2
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Attendance - 41819
Game Time - 3:17
Temperature - 67
Umpires - Home - Mark Ripperger, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Lance Barksdale