Surprising Pirates seek series win vs. Marlins

Surprising Pirates seek series win vs. Marlins

That followed a home-opening start in which Taillon beat Minnesota, going 5 1/3 innings with two runs, four hits, nine strikeouts and no walks.

The Pirates have won three of their last four games SU while the Marlins have lost seven of their last eight SU.

"We'd do anything to win for each other", Corey Dickerson, whose bunt single in the ninth inning drove in the only run Saturday, told AT&T Sportsnet.

"We've had a lot of hit batsmen here, for whatever reason", Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. The first one was out of the way and I was able to settle a little bit.

Miami has recorded 18.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 16.8 over its last five.

"It's being selfless. It's not about you; it's not about me".

"It's the first pitch (to Shuck), and there's no doubt about why he did it", Mattingly said. He allowed three runs and struck out nine, his highest total since 2016. That included a three-hit, 95-pitch shutout on April 29, one of those 11 starts of seven or more innings. Both came up with Marte usually on base. "Quite honestly, I didn't feel that great".

Dickerson reached first safely and Starling Marte, standing on third while waiting to see if the ball dropped, sprinted home to score what proved to be the winning run in the 1-0 victory Saturday night at Marlins Park. "I knew I was having a good game".

Pirates: LHP Steven Brault (2-0, 3.46 ERA) is scheduled to start when the Pirates begin a three-game homestand Monday against Colorado and RHP German Marquez (0-1, 4.97).

Marlins: C J.T. Realmuto (back) is expected to come off the disabled list and make his season debut sometime during the upcoming 10-day trip. 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) played five innings in an extended spring game on Friday. The bullpen has a 4.82 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. The new ownership group - led by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and businessman Bruce Sherman - announced that the attendance numbers will reflect actual tickets sold, not counting giveaways or discounts, according to the Sun-Sentinel.