Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants lose to Miami Marlins after Madison Bumgarner’s ejection

For all his fiery outbursts and confrontations, Madison Bumgarner had never been ejected from a game until Monday night.

But, after leaving a 4-4 tie with the Miami Marlins in the sixth, his squawks about the strike zone from the bench earned him a ticket to the showers from umpire Jeremie Rehak.

The Giants would wind up losing 7-5 to Miami, the second-worst team in the National League, after Bumgarner, before exiting, coughed up a two-run lead.

Brian Anderson doubled to open the sixth, and an infield hit by J.T. Realmuto put men on the corners. Cameron Maybin’s sac fly cut the lead to one.

Bumgarner then walked Justin Bour on four pitches, at least one of which certainly drew the big left-hander’s ire. Lewis Brinson followed with a single to tie the game, chasing Bumgarner.

The Giants retook the lead on Brandon Crawford’s sac fly in the top of the seventh, but the Marlins (24-42) pulled ahead for good in the bottom of the frame. Reyes Moronta, who relieved Bumgarner in the sixth, walked Yadiel Rivera, and Anderson doubled to tie the game. Realmuto followed with a two-run homer off former Marlin Sam Dyson to put his team in front for good. Drew Steckenrider took care of the eighth, and Santa Clara native Kyle Barraclough pitched a clean ninth for his third save.

After a third-inning home run by Evan Longoria, the Marlins took the lead in the fourth on a home run from Anderson, which was followed by a double from Realmuto — one of his three hits on the night — and an RBI triple from Brinson.

San Francisco (33-33) took the lead with three in the top of the fifth — a wacky inning that forced Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen out of the game. After a Gorkys Hernandez walk and Buster Posey infield hit, Andrew McCutchen doubled to tie the game. Longoria was intentionally walked to set up a lefty-lefty matchup between Chen and the red-hot Crawford. Chen balked, letting Posey score the go-ahead run, and after Crawford was intentionally walked with first base open, reliever Brad Ziegler walked Nick Hundley on four pitches to make it 4-2.

Chen walked four and allowed six hits over 4 1/3 innings, while Bumgarner allowed six hits and walked one in 5 1/3. Adam Conley got the win after pitching the seventh for the Marlins, allowing just an inherited runner to score on the sac fly and striking out two.adam conleybrian andersonj.t. realmutokyle barracloughMadison BumgarnerMajor League Baseballsam dysonSan Francisco Giantswei-yin chen

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