SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jesus Aguilar snapped a tie with a two-run homer that sparked a four-run ninth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday night.
Aguilar lined an 0-1 pitch from Gregory Santos (0-1) into the left-center stands after Magneuris Sierra’s leadoff walk to give Miami a 3-1 lead. A day earlier, Aguilar hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth after an error extended the inning.
“I just tried to not be over-aggressive,” Aguilar said. “I thought it was going to be a double but the ball (went). I hit it good but it was kind of low. We got lucky the ball went out.”
Santos struck out two in one inning when he faced the Marlins in his major league debut Thursday. The results were much different for the 21-year-old rookie Saturday.
“One of the lessons that our younger, inexperienced pitchers are going to have to learn is their stuff plays,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.
Jon Berti also went deep after making an error earlier in the game to help the Marlins break out of their collective slump. Miami had been held to three hits or fewer in three of its previous five games and was shut out in Thursday’s series opener at Oracle Park.
Corey Dickerson added two hits for the Marlins, including an RBI triple in the ninth.
Dylan Floro (1-1) retired three batters to get the win. Yimi Garcia allowed a pair of hits in the ninth, including Mike Yastrzemski’s one-out homer into McCovey Cove, but got Alex Dickerson on a fly ball to end it.
Alex Dickerson doubled and scored for the Giants.
Berti homered on an 0-1 pitch from Kevin Gausman in the seventh, a towering solo shot into the left-field stands. The Marlins third baseman, who dropped Alex Dickerson’s high infield popup for an error in the second, added a…