The Miami Marlins lost eight of nine games heading into their series against the San Francisco Giants, but they're on a three-game winning streak after pulling off an impressive road sweep on Thursday. The Giants scored in the bottom of the 8th and got a runner on in the bottom of the 9th to create some nervy moments for the Marlins, but Edward Mujica closed out the last inning for his first save of the season and a 3-2 Marlins win.
Both starting pitchers were good on Thursday, but Ryan Vogelsong took longer to get going than Anibal Sanchez. Miami scored a run each in both of the first two innings and held onto their 2-0 lead until the 6th inning, when Gregor Blanco scored from third on a double play that got the runners at first and second, but not home.
Relievers Clay Hensley and Ryan Webb allowed a run each in the 8th inning to make it 3-2 heading to the top of the 9th. San Fransisco got out of the top of the inning unscathed, giving them a chance to tie or win the game in the bottom of the inning. Brandon Belt got on for the Giants with a single, but they failed to drive him in as the Marlins held on.
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