Pirates improve to 9-6 on the season
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Adam Laroche who has been among the major leagues worst hitters in the month of the April the past three seasons, is off to his best start in a Pirates uniform.
Laroche went 4-for-5 while bother Andy Laroche drove in a pair of runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates (9-6) beat the Florida Marlins 7-4 Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park, to complete a three game sweep of the Marlins (11-4).
The Pirates had 10 hits on the afternoon and got timely scoring as the Pirates scored runs in five different innings. Nyjer Morgan and Jack Wilson each added RBI singles.
Laroche is hitting
.304 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 14 games this season.
Paul Maholm got off to a strong start, retiring nine straight batters but was hit hard after that, allowing four runs, and eight hits.
Maholm lasted 6 innings, striking out four, walking one and was replaced by reliever Jesse Chavez.
The Pirates bullpen was busy as Jesse Chavez, Sean Burnett, John Grabow and Matt Capps combined to pitch three shutout innings.
Capps recorded his 5th save of the season.
* Newcomer Delwyn Young hit a pinch hit double in the 6th inning.
Morgan, 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Sanchez, 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 SO, 1 LOB
McLouth, 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB
Ad Laroche, 4-for-5, 3 (2B), 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 LOB
Moss, 0-for-2, 2 BB,
An Laroche, 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2B, 1 SO, 4 LOB
Wilson, 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 6 LOB
Jaramillo, 0-for-4, 2 SO
Maholm, 0-for-2, 1 SO
Young, 1-for-1, 2B, 1 R
Monroe, 0-for-1, 1 SO