Edward Mujica and Heath Bell respectively punctuated the conclusion of the eighth and ninth innings late Tuesday with fist pumps. Not a gesture Marlins relievers or anyone else on the club has found much occasion to employ lately.

They were more than merited on this night as the Marlins hung on to beat the Giants 2-1 at AT&T Park in a game they hope points to a better month than their 8-14 April.

If the Marlins allow Ricky Nolasco to become a free agent when his contract is up after next season, don't be surprised if the Giants are the first team in line for his services. Nolasco improved to 4-0 in four career AT&T Park outings after giving up a run on seven hits through 7 1/3 innings.