SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings and had a two-run triple for his first career extra-base hit as the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday.
Mauricio Dubón added a pair of hits, including a squeeze-bunt single for San Francisco. Brandon Belt had a sacrifice fly and Jason Vosler collected his first hit in the majors.READ MORE: Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más Drop Mask Mandate For Vaccinated Customers, Employees
“Now I know why hitters like hitting so much,” Webb said. “That was a lot of fun. I was definitely a little tired after I got to third.”
Webb (1-1) matched his career-best with eight strikeouts and pitched with runners on base in six of the first seven innings but worked around the trouble each time. He allowed three singles and walked three.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler replaced Webb in the eighth after letting the right-hander take the mound to begin the inning. Webb didn’t throw a pitch and left to a standing ovation from the crowd of 7,572 at Oracle Park.
“Surprisingly I think there’s another gear for Logan,” Kapler said. “There were some moments where he fell behind in counts, there were some misses to the arm and glove side that were substantial. I think there’s a better side to Logan and today was a step in the right direction.”
“I’m still not where I want to be, honestly,” Webb said. “A couple of the at-bats were sloppy. But I’m going to take a lot of positives from today and keep building on that.”
Jesús Aguilar homered for the third consecutive day for Miami. The Marlins are 1-3 on their 10-game road trip.READ MORE: Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
“Another one of those frustrating days when you don’t seem to get anything going, then we get a single and the home run,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “It’s been dead spells.”
Matt Wisler gave up Aguilar’s home run and retired three batters. Tyler Rogers allowed a two-out RBI single to Lewis Brinson in the ninth, then retired Jazz Chisholm Jr. on a groundout to end it for his second save.
Dubón’s squeeze hit scored Wilmer Flores, who drew a leadoff walk in the second and took third on Tommy La Stella’s single. Webb followed with a liner off Paul Campbell (0-1) that sailed into Triples Alley.
“Couldn’t come at a better time,” Kapler said.
A steady drizzle fell throughout the first four innings. At one point, a large puddle of water pooled behind third base near the outfield grass. Workers added fresh dirt to the mound, throughout the infield and around home plate in between innings.
Aguilar, who hit two-run homers in the ninth inning of the previous two games, connected off Wisler in the eighth.
“They pitched really well against us,” said Miami’s Adam Duvall, who was 1 for 4. “If you look at a lot of the at-bats, there weren’t a lot of pitches over the heart of the plate.”MORE NEWS: Broward Transit Resumes Collecting Bus Fares On June 1st
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