MIAMI — Pablo Sandoval delivered a two-run singular in a 16th inning and Ty Blach got a win with 6 2/3 scoreless innings of service as a Giants salvaged a final diversion of a four-game array with a 6-3 win over a Marlins on Thursday afternoon.
“Epic game, what a good pursuit Dereck [Rodriguez] did,” pronounced Giants manager Bruce Bochy. “Great pursuit of pitching, good things today. The pitching was there all day. This would have been a tough one to lose.”
Sandoval pronounced that nonetheless he was unequivocally tired, he was still looking to make something happen.
“I attempted to ease myself down, don’t try to do too much,” Sandoval said. “So we was only demeanour for something to rouse a ball. He threw me a fastball right there, and we got a good swing.”
Andrew McCutchen continues to representation a prohibited bat in a month of June, and Miami product Dereck Rodriguez reason a Marlins to dual runs in his lapse home. McCutchen went 3-for-7 with a homer and scored a go-ahead run in a three-run 16th.
Blach sparse 7 hits and got assistance from Sam Dyson, who available a final out with a restraining run during a plate.
Blach, who began a 2018 deteriorate in a starting rotation, pronounced he knew that he was one of a final arms left in a ‘pen and that he only attempted to work as many innings as possible.
“Just go out there and conflict a strike section and go as prolonged as we could,” pronounced Blach, who softened to 4-5 for a season. “Just perplexing to get zeros. That’s a idea each time out there. we was means to govern a lot of pitches, a changeup was good and a invulnerability done some unequivocally good plays.
“You kind of know as a prolonged man that it’s your game. So we only go out there and we try to contest and give a group a chance. I’ve been stretched out obviously, being a starter all year, so we felt good. It’s been a while given we pitched, so I’m on my normal starter rest given a final time we pitched. So we felt good.”
Like Miami local Andrew Suarez a night before, in a 4-3 walk-off loss, Rodriguez got a no-decision for his efforts. He went 6 2/3 innings, pinch 7 hits and distinguished out 4 yet arising a walk.
“I suspicion we threw a round well,” Rodriguez said. “I felt good physically and mentally. Two peculiarity starts in one game. We’ll take it.”
Rodriguez is a son of Marlins 2003 World Series favourite Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who was in assemblage for a game. During that season, a Giants’ starter, during age 11, spent many an hour personification locate with his father before to Marlins games during a club’s initial home, Pro Player Stadium.
After graduating high propagandize in Miami, a Twins drafted Rodriguez with a sixth-round collect in 2011 as an outfielder. He switched positions to pitcher in ’13.
Rodriguez gave adult a fifth-inning solo home run to JT Riddle, who belted an 88.6-mph four-seam fastball over a center-field wall. The 420-foot blast exited during a quickness of 102.1 mph with a 26-degree launch angle, according to Statcast™.
Rodriguez’s 94-pitch tour finished in a seventh after a two-out RBI singular by Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday.
For a second uninterrupted game, McCutchen bloody a first-inning two-run homer. Five of McCutchen’s 8 home runs this deteriorate have been strike in June.
McCutchen came into a diversion attack .319 over his career during a month of June, his top for any month.
Mac Williamson followed an inning after with his fourth home run of a season, a solo shot to left margin to give hte Giants a 3-0 lead. It was a initial home run given Apr 24 opposite Washington for Williamson, who strike .446 with 8 homers and 23 RBI in 16 games with Triple-A Sacramento before being removed Apr 20.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
The Marlins tied a diversion on an unmerited run in a ninth and sent it into 7 additional innings. Starlin Castro strike a leadoff cocktail fly to shoal right that both Joe Panik and McCutchen reached simultaneously. Panik got a glove on it, yet he couldn’t reason it. Castro reached second on a error. He after scored a restraining run on Lewis Brinson‘s scapegoat fly.
“It was one of those ‘tweeners’ in no-man’s land,” Bochy said. “Wish it was foul. We had it checked and it was hardly fair.”
LONGORIA LEAVES WITH INJURY
Third baseman Evan Longoria exited a diversion after being strike by a representation in a fourth inning. X-rays revealed Longoria fractured a fifth metacarpal in his left hand. No calendar has been set for his return.
In further to producing a game-winning hit, his third of a season, Sandoval drew 3 walks, restraining his career high. He has now walked 3 times in a diversion 7 times, and a final one was on Apr 26, 2015, with Boston in Baltimore.
HE SAID IT
“Great win to conduct home on after a tough series. I’m looking brazen to removing out of Miami, trust me.” — Bochy, on withdrawal Miami with only one win in 4 games
The Giants open a three-game array in Los Angeles on a final leg of a three-city, 10-city highway trip. They’ll go adult opposite a informed face in right-hander Ross Stripling. The Giants are attack .222 opposite him in 2018. Andrew McCutchen, though, is 4-for-6 with a homer, a double and dual RBIs in his career opposite Stripling. San Francisco sends left-hander Derek Holland to a pile for a 7:10 p.m. PT start.
Glenn Sattell is a writer to MLB.com.