Conforto, Yastrzemski homer in 11th, Giants beat Marlins 5-2

Michael Conforto #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with teammate J.D. Davis #7 after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins during the eleventh inning at loanDepot park on April 19, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) (Megan Briggs, 2023 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Michael Conforto and Mike Yastrzemski hit two-run homers off Devin Smeltzer in the 11th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the Miami Marlins 5-2 Wednesday to stop a five-game losing streak.

San Francisco didn’t have a hit after the fourth inning until Conforto, who pinch hit in the eighth, broke a 1-1 tie when he drove a hanging curveball from Smeltzer (0-1) over the wall in right-center for his fourth homer. Yastrzemski homered on an up slider, his first home run this year off a left-hander, for a 5-1 lead.

Miami had won six of its previous seven games and the Marlins bullpen had pitched 20 2/3 scoreless innings

Camilo Doval (1-2) got three outs in the 10th around intentional walks to Luis Arraez and Jorge Soler. Doval struck out Bryan De La Cruz and Avisail Garcia to end Miami’s threat.

Jon Berti hit an RBI double against Sean Hjelle in the 11th. Taylor Rogers entered with two on and one out, struck out Jazz Chisholm Jr. and hit Garrett Cooper with a pitch. Rogers then retired Arraez, the big league batting champion, on a groundout for his first save this year.

Marlins starter Trevor Rogers left because of left forearm tightness after Darin Ruff’s RBI double in the fourth put the Giants ahead. Rogers allowed one run, three hits and one walk in three-plus innings with three strikeouts.

Garrett Cooper had an RBI single in the fifth against Alex Cobb, who gave up one run and five hits in five innings with eight strikeouts.


Cobb made three consecutive throws to first as he attempted to pick off Chisholm with Cooper batting in the third. Under this year’s new rule, the third unsuccessful throw resulted in a balk.


Giants: LHP Alex Wood was put on the 15-day IL because of a left hamstring strain and RHP Tristan Beck was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. OF Cal Stevenson wac acquired from Oakland for cash and LHP Sam Long was designated for assignment.


Giants: Wood underwent imaging to determine the severity of his injury, sustained when he fielded a bunt Tuesday.

Marlins: INF Jean Segura had the day off. Segura originally was not in the lineup Tuesday because of a left pectoral issue but played.


Giants: LHP Sean Manaea (0-0, 4.76) will start Thursday’s opener of a four-game home series against the New York Mets, who go with RHP Kodai Senga (2-0, 3.38).

Marlins: LHP Braxton Garrett (0-0, 3.38) will start Friday’s opener of a three-game set at Cleveland, which starts RHP Zach Plesac (1-0, 6.92).


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