PIRATES 5 – MARLINS 2
Gerrit Cole threw 7 innings of 2-run ball, and the Pirates bats broke out with a 5-run seventh inning that was sparked by a Josh Harrison RBI single with two outs as the Pirates completed a three game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 5-2 win on Wednesday afternoon.
The Pirates six game winning streak is the longest since June 2013. After being four games below .500 going into the Mets series, the Pirates record now stands at 24-22.
All five Pirate runs came in the seventh inning with two outs:
- Josh Harrison RBI single (2-1 Marlins)
- Pedro Alvarez pinch hit single (2-2)
- Starling Marte bases loaded 2-out walk (3-2 Pirates)
- Jung Ho Kang 2-run single (5-2 Pirates).
After the game Clint Hurdle cited all of the Pirates key hits in the seventh going to the opposite field, notably Harrison’s hard liner to right, Alvarez beating the shift to left and Kang belting a fastball to right.
“Real good at-bats when we needed it,” Hurdle said.