Florida Marlins' Chris Coghlan, left, is tagged out at the plate by San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) after a single by Mike Stanton during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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.