Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year’s experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
The offense has made up for poor starting pitching during some of the San Francisco Giants’ recent surge and did just enough to get back in the game Friday night.
The Miami Marlins lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-4.
Three days after the death of his father, Barry Zito will take the mound as scheduled for the struggling San Francisco Giants.
Chris Coghlan snapped out of a season-long slump with a tiebreaking three-run homer off Tim Lincecum in the sixth inning Friday night, and the Miami Marlins rallied past the San Francisco Giants 7-6.
Melky Cabrera had three hits and drove in four runs Thursday for the San Francisco Giants, who gave Ryan Vogelsong robust run support for a change to beat the Miami Marlins 14-7.