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Derek Holland deals, Giants erupt in sixth to escape Marlins and secure series win

Derek Holland deals, Giants erupt in sixth to escape Marlins and secure series win

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SAN FRANCISCO — The most dramatic series of the season -- for mostly the wrong reasons -- ended with a handshake line. 

Derek Holland was solid, the lineup broke through against hard-throwing righty Jose Ureña late, and the bullpen escaped -- barely -- in a 6-5 win. After losing the series opener, and their closer, on Monday night, the Giants took the next two from the pesky Marlins. The end came with more drama. Sam Dyson, in his second save opportunity since taking over, was pulled after giving up two runs and putting the tying run on second. Reyes Moronta closed it out. 

Here’s how the rest of it went down ... 

— This game started with more bad injury news in a season full of it. Alen Hanson, a revelation as a utility infielder and fill-in, fouled a ball off his knee in the bottom of the first and crumpled to the dirt. He had to be helped off the field by trainer Dave Groeschner and manager Bruce Bochy. Hanson was diagnosed with a left knee contusion. 

— Gorkys Hernandez is playing through some serious rib discomfort, but that didn’t keep him from winning an epic battle with Jose Ureña in the sixth. On the 14th pitch of the at-bat, Hernandez looped a two-run single into right to give the Giants a five-run inning and 5-1 lead. Earlier in the inning, Brandon Belt had roped a game-tying double to right-center. 

— Holland walked off to a standing ovation after giving the Giants some length. Tony Watson cashed in two of his runs; Holland was charged with three earned in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two. 

— Bochy loves Ty Blach in a “do everything” bullpen role, and on this day that meant being the setup man. Blach had a perfect eighth inning, holding a two-run lead. His last three outings: 6 2/3 relief innings last Thursday; a scoreless sixth inning to hold a lead last night; a scoreless eighth today. 

Watch Mike Yastrzemski get thrown out after first career major league hit

Watch Mike Yastrzemski get thrown out after first career major league hit

Well, he'll never forget that.

Giants rookie outfielder Mike Yastrzemski made his second start in a San Francisco uniform in the series finale against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, and got off the schneid by collecting his first career major league hit off Arizona starter Luke Weaver in the second inning, a bloop to left field.

Unfortunately for Yastrzemski, the bloop landed in a bit of a no man's land, prompting him to take a few extra steps toward second base after rounding first. Those extra steps cost him, as he was too slow getting back to the bag.

So, it was a sequence of firsts for the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski: his first career major league hit, and his first major league baserunning blunder.

There's bound to be more of both, but in the meantime, it'll make for a great story.

Giants vs. Diamondbacks lineup: Rookie Shaun Anderson to try to halt skid

Giants vs. Diamondbacks lineup: Rookie Shaun Anderson to try to halt skid

Another Giants game, another Giants transaction.

After a thorough beatdown at the hands of the Diamondbacks in the first two games of the series, Farhan Zaidi kept the Giants' line moving Sunday morning ahead of the series finale with the call-up of right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod from Triple-A Sacramento. Left-hander Andrew Suarez, who was charged with seven earned runs across four innings in Saturday's 10-4 loss to Arizona, was optioned to Triple-A.

Coonrod will slide into a bullpen role, providing a fresh arm San Francisco could surely use at the moment. Suarez' replacement in the starting rotation has yet to be determined, although it could be filled by Dereck Rodriguez when his turn comes back around. Derek Holland will remain in the bullpen.

Right-hander Shaun Anderson (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will take the mound for the Giants in the series finale against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, as the rookie looks to halt San Francisco's current slide. The Giants have prevailed in each of his first two starts, although Anderson is still looking for his first major league win.

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Luke Weaver (3-3, 3.14 ERA) will get the start for Arizona. The right-hander has gone at least six innings and allowed three-or-fewer earned runs in each of his last four starts.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the MyTeams app.

Here are the lineups for both teams:

Arizona Diamondbacks (27-25)

Jarrod Dyson, CF
Ketel Marte, 2B
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Adam Jones, RF
Christian Walker, 1B
Nick Ahmed, SS
Blake Swihart, LF
Carson Kelly, C
Luke Weaver, P (3-3, 3.14 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (21-30)

Joe Panik, 2B
Steven Duggar, CF
Buster Posey, C
Brandon Belt, 1B
Evan Longoria, 3B
Brandon Crawford, SS
Kevin Pillar, RF
Mike Yastrzemski, LF
Shaun Anderson, P (0-0, 3.60 ERA)