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MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Richards #63 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park on September 23, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Richards #63 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park on September 23, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JUNE 11: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by Brian Anderson #15 after hitting a home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park on June 11, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

"They had one of their horses out there, a guy with an incredible track record. We just kept fighting and fighting, and we were able to get to him and their bullpen late. – Brian Anderson, speaking about Madison Bumgarner to Joe Frisaro via MLB.COM"

Evan Longoria started up the scoring in the third inning off Miami starter Wei-Yin Chen, with an RBI-single to center field. In the bottom of the fourth, the Marlins took the lead on a Brian Anderson home run and a Lewis Brinson RBI-triple.

Miami’s 2-1 lead was a little too delicate to stop the Giants for long, however. Andrew McCutchen doubled home Gorkys Hernandez, Chen balked home Buster Posey, and then walked Nick Hundley with the bases loaded to put the Miami Marlins in a 4-2 hole.

Chen ended up striking out five in 4 1/3 innings, but also gave up four runs on six hits and four walks. Luckily for him, he was bailed out as the pitcher of record in the sixth inning, when Cameron Maybin brought home Anderson on a sac fly, and Brinson collected an RBI-single to tie the game.

The Giants took a 5-4 lead in the seventh on a Crawford sacrifice fly, but Anderson answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI-double to tie it. Realmuto smacked his seventh tater of the season for what would be the decider.

After Chen’s issues, Brad Ziegler worked 2/3 of a scoreless inning, followed by Drew Rucinski‘s one-run sixth. Conley worked a 1-2-3, striking out two and earning the win, Drew Steckenrider tossed a scorless eighth, and Kyle Barraclough earned his third save of the season with a perfect ninth.

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