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MLB: Miami 6, San Francisco 5

Aug. 18, 2013 at 5:03 PM

MIAMI, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Jeff Mathis homered and doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Sunday, lifting the Miami Marlins over San Francisco 6-5.

The Giants held a 5-4 lead late in the game but the Marlins scored single runs in the the seventh and eighth innings to pull out the victory.

Miami forged a 5-5 tie in the seventh when Christian Yelich drew a lead-off walk from Guillermo Moscoso and Donovan Solano followed by belting a pitch into the left-center gap for an RBI double.

Then in the next inning, Ed Lucas led off with a single against Sandy Rosario (3-1) and one out later Mathis (2-for-3, solo homer) delivered a clutch, run-scoring two-bagger for the decisive tally.

Chad Qualls (4-1) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to get the win and Steve Cishek notched his 27th save as Miami avoided a three-game sweep.

Hunter Pence smashed a long two-run homer and finished with three RBI, Brandon Crawford also went deep and Gregor Blanco provided three hits for San Francisco.

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