The San Francisco Giants Donavon Walton whacks a grand slam against the Miami Marlins in the top of the fourth inning at LoanDepot Park in Miami on Sun Jun 5, 2022 (AP News photo)
Giants Win Series Beating Marlins 5-1
By Barbara Mason
After a disappointing game on Saturday with the San Francisco Giants (29-24) getting shutout 3-0 the Giants were looking to even the series against the Miami Marlins (22-30) Sunday afternoon. After a big four run top of the fourth rally thanks to grand slam home run by the Giants Donavon Walton the Giants and Marlins split the four game series with a four run 5-1 win over the Marlins at LoanDepot Park in Miami.
The first three innings were quiet for both ball clubs. In the fourth inning the Giants had the bases loaded with one out. Walton came to the plate and hit a grand slam and San Francisco had taken a 4-0 lead. Thairo Estrada, Jason Vosler and Curt Casali scored for the early San Francisco lead.
In the fifth inning the Giants again would load the bases this time with no outs. San Francisco was unable to take advantage of the opportunity and put this game away; just another of the many disappointments in this series.
In the sixth inning the Marlins started creeping into the game when Garrett Cooper hit a homer to right getting Miami up on the board 4-1.
In the seventh inning the Giants were unable to add to their lead with a three up three down inning. It would be a three up three down for Miami in the seventh inning as well.
San Francisco would add to their lead in the eighth inning 5-1. Austin Slater would hit a single driving in Curt Casali. This time the Giants would hang on and win this game to even up this series.
The Giants will now head home to welcome the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:45 PM. For the Rockies German Marquez (1-5, 6.71) will get the nod and for the Giants Carlos Rodon (4-4, 3.44) will take the mound for San Francisco.