Jeff Locke never lost his poise and gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a chance to get a win.
Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton both shined in last year’s season series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins.
Logan Morrison’s days with the Miami Marlins appear to be numbered after the team inked a deal with former Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Garret Jones.
Florida Atlantic University couldn’t pull out a win against East Carolina Thursday night.
It would be hard for any pitcher to match Jose Fernandez’s previous two outings and in his third start, even he couldn’t come close to the previous performances.
The Marlins’ bats cooled off Wednesday night and the team could never get on track with Tom Koehler on the mound as the Fish lost their fourth straight game, 4-2 to Pittsburgh.
The Miami Marlins took the Pittsburgh Pirates to the bottom of the ninth inning after getting out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning.
Then, just as quickly as hope started to emerge for the Fish, the Pirates slammed the door with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to knock off the Marlins, 4-3.
Michael McKenry had a career-best four hits and drove in two runs, Neil Walker and Garrett Jones each added two RBIs.
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.
Tulane University will become a full member of the Big East Conference and East Carolina will join the league as a football-only member in 2014 in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics.