SAN FRANCISCO — The Miami Marlins will seek to continue to work their
late-game magic against the San Francisco Giants when the teams meet for the
second time in a three-game series Tuesday night.
Miguel Rojas capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning
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beat the Giants for the fourth time in five games over the past eight days.
All four wins have come in come-from-behind fashion.
Monday’s thriller could have a carryover effect on the rest of the series as
Giants closer Hunter Strickland and Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson, one of the
heroes of the ninth-inning rally, exchanged words after the Marlins had taken
Brinson also had a hand in one of Miami’s rallies last week, smacking a
game-tying hit off Madison Bumgarner in last Monday’s 7-5 win.
The Giants did not appreciate the way Brinson celebrated the hit, and it was
no surprise when Strickland’s first pitch to him in the ninth this time around
was under his chin.
But Brinson earned the right to celebrate again, lining a game-tying single
to right field off Strickland, then yelling at the Giants? enforcer on his way
to first base.
Brinson reached third on Rojas’ tie-breaking hit, after which Strickland was
removed from the game, exiting the field toward the third base dugout and within
15 feet of Brinson.
The two then exchanged words again, setting the stage another possible
encounter before the end of the series.
It was Strickland’s fourth blown save of the season, but just the Giants
first loss this season in a game in which it led going into the ninth inning.
They’d been 31-0.
DJ Chark Jersey , Giants manager Bruce Bochy credited for Marlins for once
again not going down without a fight.
“We’ve had the lead; we’ve got to finish it,” he said. “They keep themselves
in the ballgame. Keep it close and anything can happen.”
Monday’s 5-4 outcome was identical to last week’s 5-4 Marlins win on
Wednesday, a game also started by left-handers Caleb Smith of the Marlins and
Andrew Suarez of the Giants.
Tuesday’s second game of the series also will feature a pitching rematch,
with right-handers Dan Straily (2-2, 4.23) of the Marlins and Dereck Rodriguez
(1-1, 4.34) of the Giants going head-to-head for the second time in six
The Giants prevailed the first time around last Thursday despite blowing an
early 3-0 lead. They needed 16 innings to win 6-3.
Rodriguez worked 6 2/3 innings in the win, allowing two runs and seven hits.
It was just the third start and fourth big-league appearance of his career.
He’ll take an 0-0 and 2.70 ERA against the Marlins into the game.
Straily, meanwhile, worked five innings in the first meeting, allowing three
runs and three hits. Andrew McCutchen and Mac Williamson accounted for the three
runs with home runs.
The 29-year-old has never lost to the Giants, going 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA in
six career starts. He’s 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in two starts in San
Organized tackle football would be banned for Illinois children
younger than 12 years old under a bill unveiled Thursday.
The Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE is named for the Chicago Bears defensive
back who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy after he killed
himself at the age of 50. Duerson shot himself in the chest so his brain could
be studied for signs of the disease that has been linked to concussions or
repeated head trauma.
”When my father tragically took his own
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of the solution,” said Tregg Duerson, who like his father played football at
”Thanks to increased attention and research on brain trauma, we know that
part of the solution is to guard young children’s developing brains from the
risks of tackle football,” Tregg Duerson said in a statement, a copy of which
was obtained by The Associated Press in advance of the announcement. ”This bill
honors my family’s hopes and my father’s legacy to protect future athletes and
the future of football.”
State Rep. Carol Sente, a Democrat from Vernon Hills, announced the proposal
at a news conference Thursday along with Chris Nowinski, the head of the
Concussion Legacy Foundation. Also in attendance were former Bears players Mike
Adamle and Otis Wilson – a teammate of Dave Duerson’s on the 1985 championship
team – and Liz Nicholson, the wife of former Cleveland Brown Gerry Sullivan, who
has sued the NFL over its handling of concussions.
”We all want kids to have fun playing football and to learn to play the game
the right way early
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and powerful stories of our supporters here today show the risks of playing
tackle football before turning 12 just aren’t worth it.”
Wilson said he hasn’t had any CTE symptoms but he plans to donate his brain
”I don’t need it where I’m going so might as well be able to help the
process,” he said. ”There are a lot of individuals that have this issue and the
more research that’s being done, hopefully we can have something to combat
CTE is a degenerative disease known to cause memory loss, violent moods and
other cognitive difficulties in football players, members of the military and
others who have endured repeated head trauma. It can only be diagnosed after
death. Researchers believe the severity of the symptoms is increased for those
who began playing football at a younger age.
After years of denials, the NFL has acknowledged a link between head blows
and brain disease and agreed in 2015 to a $1 billion settlement with former
The Illinois bill is similar to a proposal in New York, and Nowinski said
lawmakers in at least one other state are working to raise the age at which
children begin playing tackle football. He said studies have shown that starting
tackle football before the age of 12 can lead to great neurological impairment
later in life.
”This isn’t about an act to ban tackle football,” Nowinski said. ”This is
about an act to prevent children from being hit in the head hundreds of times
through sports each season.”
Golen reported from Boston.