Miami Marlins (51-96) at San Francisco Giants (71-77)
At Oracle Park on September 14th, the Giants were already nearly as “out” of the playoff race as were the Marlins.
Through the first six innings of this particular game, Marlins starter Robert Dugger matched Giants starter Madison Bumgarner frame-for-frame. Dugger allowed two walks, two singles, a double, an HBP, and struck out three, while Bumgarner allowed two hits, an HBP, and struck out three.
The Marlins got it started in the seventh with a Starlin Castro one-out single, followed by Jorge Alfaro‘s 15th home run of the season. San Francisco answered in the bottom of the inning with a Brandon Crawford single and a Mauricio Dubon double prior to Dugger getting the hook. Reliever Brian Moran was greeted with a two-run triple, letting the Giants back into it.
Giants reliever Shaun Anderson came into the eighth inning with the score still tied and one out, only to be met by a Neil Walker double. Walker was lifted for pinch-runner Magneuris Sierra, who scored from first on a Miguel Rojas double. Lewis Brinson followed with an RBI-single to set the score at 4-2.