The Miami Marlins bounced back from and ugly series opener against the Giants on Thursday to take the second game against Tim Lincecum. San Francisco took an early lead against Josh Johnson, but a couple home runs and huge sixth-inning rally would convert the win. Johnson gave up nine hits and three runs in five innings, giving way to the bullpen which watched the offense come alive.
Miami's first run came on yet another bomb by Giancarlo Stanton, who hammered one to center field that went high off the top of the home-run sculpture. The Marlins would take the lead for good in the 6th, chasing Lincecum with a five-run rally. Chris Coghlan did most of the damage, lacing a three-run homer to right for the 6-2 lead. One inning later, Hanley Ramirez singled off Shane Loux to bring home Omar Infante for what proved to be the winning run.
With a 7-5 lead, Heath Bell came on for the save in the 9th but managed to record only one out. Bell was credited with giving up two more runs, while Steve Cishek came on to clean things up and record the save. He stranded the tying run at second to close it out.
Game 3 will be a late afternoon matinee matchup between Mark Buerhle and Madison Bumgarner.
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