Alcantara, Marlins high Pirates 3-1 to finish 8-game dropping skid

Sandy Alcantara cruised by means of eight innings, ending the Miami Marlins’ longest dropping streak in six years at eight video games with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Sandy Alcantara cruised by means of eight innings, ending the Miami Marlins’ longest dropping streak in six years at eight video games with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Jesus Aguilar hit a protracted solo house run and added a sacrifice fly for Miami.

Alcantara (3-5) gave up one run and 6 hits, placing out six. The correct-hander allowed a leadoff double to Adam Frazier within the eighth, however retired the subsequent three batters to complete his outing.

It was the second time in his previous three begins that Alcantara went eight innings.

The Marlins final misplaced eight straight from Might 15-22, 2015. They blew two eighth-inning leads within the first three video games this sequence, a one-run lead in a 5-3 loss Thursday and a three-run lead earlier than dropping 8-7 in 12 innings Saturday.

Yimi Garcia pitched an ideal ninth inning for his tenth save.

Pirates starter Chad Kuhl (0-3) allowed two earned runs and three hits in six innings.

Shortstop Erik Gonzalez fumbled a toss whereas masking second after Corey Dickerson grounded to Frazier at second base within the sixth, letting the Marlins take a 2-1 lead. Jazz Chisholm Jr. scored from second, although he had some hassle working house after getting hit on proper foot with pitch to achieve base.

Aguilar adopted with a sacrifice fly to tack on one other run.

Aguilar hit a 444-foot house run, his twelfth, into the left subject bleachers to tie it 1-all within the second.

After giving up an RBI double to Colin Moran within the first inning, Alcantara didn’t get into hassle once more till the fifth, when Ben Gamel led off with a ground-rule double. Michael Perez grounded to first, Kuhl struck out with Gamel on third and Frazier grounded out to finish the inning.

Moran was activated from the 10-day injured listing Sunday after being out since Might 8 with left groin discomfort.

ROSTER MOVE

Pirates INF Cole Tucker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. He was 2 for 15 with an RBI in eight video games (three begins) with Pittsburgh this season.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: INF/OF Garrett Cooper missed a second straight sport with again stiffness.

Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller was positioned on the COVID-IL listing. … LHP Austin Davis (left elbow sprain) was reinstated from the 60-day injured listing. He retired the aspect so as when relieving Kuhl within the seventh.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Pablo López (1-3, 2.82 ERA) will take the mound in Boston in opposition to the Purple Sox on Monday, making up a sport postponed Might 30. Regardless of having only one win this season, López has allowed fewer than three runs in 10 of 12 begins.

Pirates: RHP JT Brubaker (4-4, 3.74) is in line to start out in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, the primary of a three-game set. Brubaker gave up 4 hits in six shutout innings his final day out in opposition to the Colorado Rockies on Might 29.

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