Mathis' RBI Double in 8th Lifts Miami Marlins 6-5 Against San Francisco Giants

Jeff Mathis hit an early home run, then lined a double in the eighth inning, leading the Marlins to victory.

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013  |  Updated 5:02 PM EDT
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MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 18: Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria #3 of the Miami Marlins turns a double play against Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park on August 18, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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Jeff Mathis hit an early home run, then lined a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning that bounced off Giants center fielder Andres Torres and sent the Miami Marlins over San Francisco Giants 6-5 Sunday.

It was 5-all in a back-and-forth game when Ed Lucas led off the eighth with a single against Sandy Rosario (3-1). With one out, Mathis hit a liner to left-center and the ball dropped in front of Torres' dive and caromed off him.

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Chad Qualls (4-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings and Steve Cishek worked the ninth for his 27th save in 29 chances.

Hector Sanchez singled with one out in the ninth before Buster Posey grounded into a game-ending double play.

Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford homered for the Giants.

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