MIAMI (AP) —
Jorge Alfaro hit a game-ending, two-run double and the Miami Marlins rallied from two deficits in the ninth and 10th innings to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Saturday night.
Corey Dickerson had four hits for the Marlins who have won six of seven. Alfaro’s extra-base hit to win it was his first of the season.
““I just tried to help the team,” said Alfaro, who was hitting .192 before Saturday. “I was looking for a pitch that I could make hard contact.”
San Francisco led 5-3 before RBI singles in the ninth by Alfaro and Starling Marte off Jake McGee. The closer blew his first save in seven opportunities and threw 35 pitches in the inning, retiring Adam Duvall on an inning-ending flyout that stranded the bases loaded.
“It’s still fairly easy to turn the page, I would say it’s always amnesia,” McGee said of his outing. “If you can figure out what went wrong and why it went wrong, you’ll have something to work on towards the next game.”
Brandon Belt’s run-scoring double against Yimi García (2-1) put the Giants ahead 6-5 in the 10th.
Jazz Chisholm walked against Jarlin García (0-1) with one out in the bottom half, joining the the pandemic-rules automatic runner to give Miami two on. Chad Wallach flied out, and Alfaro lined a double that bounced to the left-field wall.
“This is a group that went through a lot last year,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “These guys are going to fight. We start the game with confidence.”
Miami starter Sandy Alcantara allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts.
“Sandy was a little bit of a mystery because he was cruising all day and getting ahead,” Mattingly said. “His pitch count was in a good spot.”
Giants starter Aaron Sanchez gave up one run, five…