MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP)- The Miami Marlins failed to cross home plate on Friday night, losing 11-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Steven Brault scattered eight hits over six innings, and the Pirates stopped a seven-game slide
Brault (3-1) was hit on his left leg by Starlin Castro’s line drive in the first, but it didn’t seem to affect him very much. The left-hander struck out six and walked none. He also went 2 for 2 at the plate.
Colin Moran drove in a career-high five runs with two singles and a homer and Bryan Reynolds had a career-best four hits for the Pirates, who got their first win since June 6 against Atlanta. They finished with 18 hits, matching a season high.
The Pirates broke it open with a four-run fifth off Trevor Richards. Josh Bell tripled in Reynolds and scored on Moran’s base hit.
Moran’s three-run shot in the seventh increased Pittsburgh’s lead to 8-0. The former Marlins No. 1 draft pick drove Jeff Bigham’s fastball over the wall in left-center for his 10th homer.
Jose Osuna connected for his second pinch-hit homer of the season in the eighth, a two-run drive off Jarlin Garcia.
Three relievers pitched the final three innings for the Pirates.
Richards (3-7) allowed five runs and 11 hits in five innings. In his previous four starts, Richards limited opposing hitters to a .160 average in 24 2/3 innings.
Moran’s single to center drove in Marte from second to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Marte reached on an infield single and advanced to second on Richards’ throwing error.
Brault escaped from a bases-loaded situation in the third when he struck out Jorge Alfaro.
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