MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bour drove in six runs with four hits, both career highs, and the Miami Marlins rallied from a three-run deficit to end a four-game losing streak by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 Sunday.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Expect More Rain In The Afternoon
Bour improved his batting average from .184 to .222. He had an RBI double in the second, an RBI single in the fourth, a two-run single in the fifth and a two-run homer in Miami’s six-run seventh.
Bour helped the Marlins avert a series sweep and shake an offensive slump after being outscored 26-8 during the previous four games. They totaled a season-high 15 hits, including three each by Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna.
Josh Bell hit a two-run homer for the Pirates, but they were shut out over the final 8 2/3 innings.
Pittsburgh starter Chad Kuhl left in the fifth inning after he was hit in the right leg by Gordon’s sharp one-hopper. Kuhl collapsed in pain as Gordon reached on a single. The right-hander eventually got up and threw several warmup pitches before walking to the dugout.
Bour hit a two-out, two-run single off Trevor Williams (1-1) later in the inning to put the Marlins ahead to stay, 4-3. Kuhl was charged with three runs, two earned, in four-plus innings.
Bour became the first Marlins player with at least six RBIs and four hits in a game since 2010. He now has four homers and 15 RBIs this year.
Miami’s first baseman finished 4 for 5 when he flied out in the eighth needing a triple for the first cycle in Marlins history. He has one career triple.READ MORE: Miami Beach Commission Appoints Alina Hudak As City Manager, First Woman To Hold The Position In The City
Tom Koehler allowed three of the first four batters to score and exited trailing 3-0 after four innings. His ERA rose to 5.40.
Five Marlins relievers combined for five scoreless innings. Dustin McGowan (1-0) pitched the fifth.
Before the game, the Pirates selected the contract of C John Bormann from Class A Bradenton, and OF Danny Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (1-3, 3.60 ERA) is scheduled to make his 100th career start Monday when Pittsburgh begins a four-game series in Cincinnati. Cole is 0-6 in eight career starts against the Reds.
Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-1, 4.71) gets the ball Monday when the Marlins open a four-game home-and-home series against the Tampa Bay Rays.MORE NEWS: Miami Drive-By Shooting Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
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