Marlins hold off Giants 5-4 to avoid 3-game sweep

Apr 24, 2016 9:38 PM by Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - J.T. Realmuto matched his career high with four hits, including a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Giancarlo Stanton also homered and reached base four times, Christian Yelich drove in two runs, and Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna had two hits apiece for Miami.

San Francisco loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the eighth but failed to score. David Phelps got Angel Pagan to ground into a 1-2-3 double play before getting Joe Panik to strike out looking.

Hunter Pence homered for the Giants, who fell to 2-5 on their 10-game homestand.

Realmuto had been hitless in 15 at-bats at AT&T Park before singling twice and doubling off Giants starter Matt Cain. His homer off reliever Josh Osich (0-1) was his first since Sept. 16.

Miami's Kyle Barraclough (1-0), the fourth of six Miami pitchers, retired three batters for the win.

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