The Miami Marlins lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-4.
Miami manager Mike Redmond got immediate results from his decision to put Justin Ruggiano in the leadoff spot. Ruggiano started the game with a home run in his third career start in the leadoff spot and added a two-run shot in the ninth that broke it open for the Marlins.
For much of the season, Matt Cain didn’t look like the three-time All-Star that had won 55 games over the last four years. Now he seems to be returning to form.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held Tuesday and plenty is riding on the midsummer classic from bragging rights to home-field advantage in the 2012 World Series.
Ricky Nolasco allowed one run in eight innings and the Florida Marlins snapped a seven-game losing streak Friday night by beating the San Francisco Giants 2-1.