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Miami Marlins' Jean Segura runs after hitting a single during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, April 16, 2023, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Marlins Face Giants in Three-Game Series

The Miami Marlins (8-8) host the San Francisco Giants (5-9) in a three-game home series starting today.

Miami is coming off a 2-1 series win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, losing the series finale 5-0.

San Francisco sits fourth in the NL West while Miami is third in the NL East.

Against Arizona, Trevor Rodgers pitched six innings in the first game, with one earned run and seven strikeouts to win 5-1.

Game two ended 3-2 in Miami’s favor, with a Luis Arraez tie-breaking pinch-hit single in the seventh inning.

A lights-out performance in game three from Arizona’s Zac Gallen saw him outpitch Sandy Alcantara and beat the Marlins 5-0 to end their four-game winning streak.

Marlin’s second baseman Arraez has the best batting average in the MLB with .471. He has only one home run with six runs batted in. His on-base percentage of .526 is the best for the Marlins.

Alcantara has been the main man on the mound for Miami, starting four games. In his 24.2 innings started, the Dominican has 20 strikeouts, an average of 7.3 per nine. Nonetheless, his recent struggles against the Diamondbacks may give Jesus Luzardo another pitching start. Luzardo is 2-0 so far this season, with an ERA of 4.50 in the last seven days compared to Alcantara’s 11.70.

Miami now turns to face the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco lost three series back-to-back-to-back against the Royals, Dodgers and Tigers. The Giants have lost four of their last five. J.D. Davis leads San Francisco in home runs with four and RBIs with 13.

The first pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. before playing again on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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