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Giants rally for 6-4 win over Marlins

AP, SAN FRANCISCO, California

The Milwaukee Brewers’ Khris Davis hits the game-winning two-RBI single in the ninth inning of their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on Thursday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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San Francisco came from three runs down to bail out struggling pitcher Matt Cain and beat Miami 6-4 on Thursday, pushing their lead in the National League West out to four games.

Among other games, Milwaukee rallied in the ninth inning to edge Pittsburgh, while the New York Yankees had another shutout win over their city rivals, the Mets.

San Franciso starter Cain (1-3) earned his first win of the season, despite another shaky outing at AT&T Park.

He gave up two homers and four runs in the first three innings before finding his range and pitching into the eighth.

Buster Posey hit a go-ahead double as part of a three-run fifth inning, which lifted the Giants to victory.

Mike Morse homered for the second consecutive game and drove in three runs, while Hunter Pence added three hits and scored twice for the hosts, who had trailed by three runs.

Milwaukee’s Khris Davis hit a game-ending two-run single to give the Brewers a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Ryan Braun led off the inning with a single and Mark Melancon (1-2) then walked the next two hitters to load the bases with nobody out.

Davis then smashed a broken-bat hit into short center-field to drive in Braun and Jonathan Lucroy. Subbing for injured closer Jason Grilli, Melancon had converted his four previous save opportunities.

The comeback spoiled the return of Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez after four weeks out with knee inflammation.

The Yankees shut out the crosstown Mets for the second-straight game, winning 1-0 in the New York showdown.

While the Yankees took Big Apple bragging rights and earned a split of the season series, there was some cause for concern among the pinstripes as iconic leader Derek Jeter was benched in the eighth inning after an 0-for-4 night at the plate.

Alfonso Soriano’s RBI double in the seventh inning accounted for the only score of the game, and the Mets’ best chance ended when David Wright ground out with runners on first and third in the eighth.

Los Angeles’ Mike Trout hit a three-run walkoff homer to cap a four-run ninth inning, which lifted the Angels to a 6-5 victory over Tampa Bay in the opener.

Rays closer Grant Balfour came on in the ninth to try to protect a 5-2 lead, but walked his first two batters before giving up an RBI single. Brad Boxberger (0-1) came on to relieve and Trout drove a pitch into the top tier of the double-decker bullpen beyond left field.

Angels’ reliever Fernando Salas (3-0) pitched a perfect inning to get the victory.

Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs and Juan Francisco also connected in a 4-2 win over Cleveland that gave Blue Jays manager John Gibbons his 400th career win.

Minnesota’s Aaron Hicks delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Twins a 4-3 win over Boston.

San Diego’s Rene Rivera hit the first of the Padres’ three homers, which set up a 6-1 win over Cincinnati in the second game of a double-header. In the day game, Johnny Cueto pitched his second shutout to give the Reds a 5-0 win.

St Louis’ Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and drove in two runs to help the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3.

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