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Buster Posey Injured in Giants Loss



    Florida Marlins' Chris Coghlan, left, is tagged out at the plate by San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) on Wednesday. Later in the game, Posey was injured on a hard slide at the plate.

    Scott Cousins scored the winning run in a brutal collision with catcher Buster Posey at home in the 12th inning, and the Florida Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Wednesday night after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth.

    The Giants batted around in the ninth to score four runs and force extra innings.

    Emilio Bonifacio hit a short fly ball to right-center off Guillermo Mota (2-1) for the second out. Cousins tagged from third base, beating the throw from Nate Schierholtz and lowering his shoulder to slam into Posey for a clean— albeit cringing—hit.

    Posey lay dazed, writhing in pain and curling up in a ball for several minutes as AT&T Park fell silent. He was helped off the field by two team trainers holding his left leg and looking stunned.

    Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said that Posey was getting x-rays on his left ankle and that more information will soon be passed along by the Giants medical staff.