Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/26/12
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Sean Marshall often goes to his curveball as an out pitch. It didn't work that way against Angel Pagan. Pagan hit a hanging curve for a three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the Reds on Thursday. ''The curveball's been a good pitch for me,'' said Marshall (0-2), who had his first blown save after converting four opportunities. ''I've gotten some outs with it. The ball hung in the middle of the plate. He didn't get a good swing on it. What hurts is the guys played so well.'' Marshall, acquired from the Cubs during the offseason and moved to closer in spring training after Ryan Madson was lost to season-ending elbow-ligament replacement surgery, struggled from the beginning of his second outing in less than 24 hours. He walked Joaquin Arias to lead off the ninth, and Ryan Theriot followed with a single. After pinch-hitter Brett Pill struck out, Pagan lofted a 1-2 pitch 386 feet into the left field seats to snap the Giants' losing ...
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