The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins on Saturday night, winning by a final of 1-0. "Guys are battling, playing hard, but we've got to find ways to win more games". "He was committed", said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, who was not tempted to pull Taillon at any point despite the fact that no Pittsburgh starter had lasted beyond six innings.
The play started with Castro hitting a fly ball to right-fielder Gregory Polanco, who made a somewhat ill-advised throw to home to try to catch Dillon Peters. He allowed four hits and three walks, striking out two. Pirates starter Jameson Taillon and Miami counterpart Trevor Richards kept the game scoreless into the later innings.
"Basically, just a good old-fashioned ballgame broke out tonight", Hurdle said. "Here's the two-seamer. Come and hit it'".
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"It took everything tonight to get through", Taillon said. That included a three-hit, 95-pitch shutout on April 29, one of those 11 starts of seven or more innings. "It definitely wasn't my best stuff or best executed game". "I was feeling great and seeing the results". He struck out two while throwing 49 of his 82 pitches for strikes. They're also getting outdrawn by one of their own.
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. RHP Dan Straily (forearm) allowed seven runs in 2 2/2 innings in a rehab assignment with Jupiter on Friday.
Pittsburgh (-125) is favored over Miami (+115) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under).
After pulling out ninth-inning, 1-0 win on Saturday, the Pirates have a chance to win the series, which would give them either a win or a split in each of their five series.