The Pittsburgh Pirates ended a ten-game road trip today and it ended much better than it started. After dropping the first seven, Pittsburgh rebounded by taking two out of three against the Miami Marlins, including a 5-4 Father’s Day victory. Some timely hitting against the Miami bullpen was just enough to overcome a rough fourth inning by starter Chris Archer.
The Pirates jumped out to a two-run lead in the fourth when Jung-ho Kang drove in two runs with a double to left. That lead did not last long, because the Marlins answered with four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Harold Ramirez hit a three-run homer and Miami starter Sandy Alcantara hit an RBI single.
Archer would pitch five innings on the day allowing four runs on seven hits to go with eight strikeout...Read More