Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Thursday night.
After a week of pedestrian run totals, the Pittsburgh Pirates used an early offensive explosion to put themselves into position to win a fourth straight series.
Major-league batting leader Dee Gordon tied a career high with four stolen bases, had two infield hits and scored twice Tuesday night, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2.
It seems that with every new day comes a new unfavorable matchup for the Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins are hoping that their bats wake up as they begin a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
One of the biggest reasons for the Miami Marlins’ recent struggles is their starting pitching.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 13th homer, drove in the Marlins only two and made a highlight-reel catch against the wall in right field. Yet, none of that made a difference as Miami lost 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Memorial Day Monday.
The Miami Marlins finally got their new manager a couple of wins over the weekend but they’ll face a tough challenge on Monday night.
When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do.
As the Pittsburgh Pirates continue their push to make the postseason, one thing that would make the journey a bit easier would be if Edinson Volquez could regain his pre-All-Star break form.