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Pirates Beat Marlins, Set Up Another Sweep Opportunity

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins by a 6-3 score on Saturday, confirming their fourth straight series victory.

Bryse Wilson earned his 3rd victory of the season (3-7), giving up two runs on four hits in five innings on the mound.  The bullpen was solid in relief, collectively giving up one run on three hits in four innings.  Edward Cabrera was tagged with the loss, giving up three runs (zero earned) in four innings.

Pittsburgh scored the first run of the game in the first inning.  A wild pitch by Cabrera allowed Ke’Bryan Hayes to score, giving the Bucs a 1-0 advantage.  They added another run in the fourth inning on a fielding error by Jesus Sanchez.  Wilson and Hayes scored, making it 3-0.

In the top of the fifth, the Pirates added two more runs when Hoy Park tripled home Anthony Alford and Michael Perez, stretching the lead to 5-0.  But Miami battled back, scoring a pair of runs to get back into the game.  Nick Fortes blasted a two run homerun to cut the lead to 5-2.

Cole Tucker’s RBI single in the seventh scored Yoshi Tsutsugo to make it 6-2, and despite a single by Lewis Brinson to score another run for the Marlins in the ninth, it was too little, too late for a comeback.  The Pirates held on for the victory.

It is nice to see the Pirates playing decent baseball here at the end of the season.  They have now won four straight series and are once again in position to sweep a series, something that has eluded them all season.  They will hand the ball to Max Kranick on Sunday afternoon against Sandy Alcantara for Miami.

Record vs. Marlins: 5-1

Record vs. N.L. East: 16-13

Record on the Road: 22-51

Overall Record: 56-92


As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!

Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor