National League Game Summary - Pittsburgh at Miami
(Monday, May 14th)
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Miami 2
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez hit the go-ahead RBI double in the
sixth inning, as Pittsburgh came away with a 3-2 win over Miami in the opener
of a two-game series.
Rod Barajas collected two hits including a home run for the Pirates, who have
won three straight.
Brad Lincoln (3-0) tossed six innings of four-hit, two-run ball for the
victory. Joel Hanrahan saw to it that Miami couldn't put together another
walk-off win, retiring the side in order in the ninth for his seventh save.
"We couldn't come through," said Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen.
Hanley Ramirez homered among his two hits for the Marlins, who have dropped
two of three.
Anibal Sanchez (2-1) took the loss, charged with six hits and three runs over
seven full frames.
Andrew McCutchen began the winning frame with a one-out single, then raced
home when Alvarez sliced his double to left.
Lincoln ended his outing with a 1-2-3 inning, then Jared Hughes tossed a
scoreless seventh. Jason Grilli stranded runners on the corners in the eighth
by forcing Sunday's hero Giancarlo Stanton -- who capped a six-run ninth-
inning rally with a grand slam to beat the Mets -- into an inning-ending pop
"I was going out there and giving them what I got," said Lincoln. "That's what
they asked of me and I did that. For me, it was just go out there and attack
the zone, be efficient and try to get some quick innings and get deep into the
game to try and save the bullpen a little bit."
McCutchen's sacrifice fly in the first put the visitors on the board, but
Ramirez hit a two-out solo shot in the home half.
Barajas restored the Bucs' one-run edge on a two-out blast of his own in the
second, but Emilio Bonifacio singled home Logan Morrison in the fourth to knot
the game, 2-2.
Pittsburgh snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Marlins, dating back to
October 1, 2010...The Bucs went 0-6 against Florida in 2011...Despite the
loss, the Marlins have beaten the Pirates in 12 of the last 14 meetings since
August of 2010.
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