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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 12: Miguel Rojas #19 of the Miami Marlins wearing a monkey mask puts shaving cream on JT Riddle #10 after the game as FOX Sports reporter Kelly Saco looks on after the Marlins defeated the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park on June 12, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

Just two days later, JT Riddle earned a Victory Pie from Miguel Rojas.

The Giants were still in town, and had already dropped the first two games of this four game series to the Miami Marlins.

Trevor Richards, in his seventh start, finally earned his first career major league victory. But it didn’t start out easy.

The Giants got to Richards early. Joe Panik and Buster Posey both got on base with free passes before Richards collected an out. Andrew McCutchen obliged with a swinging K, but Panik scored on a Brandon Crawford groundout.

After that, Richards was on point, more or less. He only surrendered one more walk and a pair of hits over six innings. Despite striking out a season-low two batters, he was happy to finally get that first win in the books.

"It’s good to get that one out of the way. It’s been too long. It’s good to get it done and continue it on from here. I think I’m the first Drury pitcher to win an MLB game. Just continue to build from here. – Richards, to Joe Frisaro on MLB.COM"

When the third inning came around, the Miami Marlins pounced on Giants starter Chris Stratton. Derek Dietrich hit a leadoff single, and Brian Anderson moved him to second via HBP. After a J.T. Realmuto lineout, Justin Bour drew a walk to juice the bags. Starlin Castro brought home Anderson with an RBI-single, and Riddle hit a two-run-double with the eventual game-winner.

Down the stretch, Adam Conley, Brad Ziegler, and Kyle Barraclough each worked a scoreless inning.

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