Matt Cain delivered another quality start and San Francisco scratched across enough runs to secure a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
Though the Giants offense wasn’t as potent as Friday night, they managed to scratch across enough runs to win, and all of them came in the fourth inning. With one out, the red-hot Brandon Belt walked, Buster Posey singled, and both runners advanced on a Hunter Pence strikeout. Then Pablo Sandoval hit a ground ball to first baseman Logan Morrison that turned into a foot race – that Sandoval won, bringing home Belt and giving the Giants the lead.
With Roger Kieschnick batting and Posey on third, Marlins’ starter Henderson Alvarez balked, allowing Posey to score. And after Kieschnick worked a walk, Gregor Blanco crushed a triple to right-center field, bringing home two more runs and making it 4-0 San Francisco.
Miami would cut the lead in half in the sixth. Donovan Solano singled to lead off and Giancarlo Stanton launched a 3-2 pitch int...