The Miami Marlins are hoping that their bats wake up as they begin a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It seems that with the Miami Marlins no matter what may change from one game to another, the end results are staying the same.
The Miami Marlins used a big five-run eighth inning to take down the host Pittsburgh Pirates in the opening game of a three-game set. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they could be dealing with bigger issues than a bad outing by their bullpen.
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Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez had thrown only 72 pitches after six shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates when manager Mike Redmond yanked him for a pinch-hitter.
Jeff Karstens pitched seven crisp innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive win.
Scott Cousins hit a grand slam, Brett Hayes added a three-run homer and the Florida Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 on Thursday night to finish a three-game sweep.