Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pirates Get Away From Marlins

     The Miami Marlins blew a lead and fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 at PNC Park on Saturday. The Marlins had their three-game winning streak snapped and are now 3-3 on the current road trip.
     Miami(27-34) broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Marcell Ozuna double to left which brought in Ichiro Suzuki and Christian Yelich. Ozuna then scored on a J.T. Realmuto RBI-double to left and made it a three-run margin.
     Pittsburgh(27-35) got the scoreboard in the bottom of the second. Andrew McCutchen drove in Josh Bell with a double into left field.
     The Pirates tied the game 3-3 in the next inning. Adam Frazier scored on a Bell base hit to left. McCutchen followed with a double to left-center field which scored Bell.
     The Fish regained the lead in the top of the fourth with back-to-back home runs. Realmuto blasted a homer to center field on a 1-0 pitch and then Derek Dietrich socked a ball over the fence in right on a 2-2 count.
     After the Pirates scored a run on a double play in the bottom of the fourth inning, Miami answered back in the fifth with a Realmuto double to left and Ozuna crossed the plate.
     The Bucs compiled three runs in the seventh inning and took the lead. Jordy Mercer knocked in McCutchen and Elias Diaz with a triple into right-center field. Mercer scored the go-ahead run on a ground-rule double to right by John Jaso.

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