May 15: Marlins (21-21) 4, Giants (27-15) 6
San Francisco Giants starter Matt Cain battled through 7.2 innings and allowed for his team to rally behind him as the Marlins coughed up a 4-1 lead. Michael Morse contributed three RBIs to highlight the Giants’ offensive attack.
The Marlins got to Cain early as they tallied four runs in the first three innings. Facing just the second batter of the game, Cain allowed a home run to Derek Dietrich. Miami got to Cain with another big fly in the second when Garrett Jones followed a Reed Johnson ground-rule double with a two-run shot to right field.
The Giants started their comeback as they finally got on the board in second to cut their deficit to 3-1. Brandon Hicks knocked in a runner on a one-out groundout to short.
The Marlins answered right back with another run of their own with an RBI double from Casey McGehee, making the game 4-1.
In the bottom half of the third, Morse began his big game with a two-run homer – his 10th of the year.
Meanwhile, Cain began to settle into the game as he kept the Marlins bats at bay. He did a good enough job of holding the Marlins off the board as the Giants finally came through with a big inning and took a two-run lead with three runs in the fifth. Giants captain Buster Posey singled home a pair of runs to take a one-run lead, and then Morse topped it all off with a run-scoring single.
The Marlins did their best to get base runners on but could not break through against Cain and the San Francisco relievers the rest of the way. Sergio Romo did his job in the ninth with a perfect 1-2-3 inning to secure the 6-4 win.
For the Marlins, starter Nathan Eovaldi threw only 4.1innings, allowing nine hits and all six runs. Cain’s line was padded with four runs allowed, six hits, two homers, three walks and seven strikeouts.