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Stanton's 5 RBIs power Marlins past Pirates

Oct 1, 2010 - 4:29 AM MIAMI (AP) -- Last week, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez suggested that Mike Stanton wear his gray pants for home games to turn around the rookie slugger's misfortunes at Sun Life Stadium.

Stanton wasn't entirely against the idea - he went into Thursday night's game hitting just .161 at home, but .320 on the road.

Stanton gave his fans something to cheer about as he homered and drove in five runs and the Marlins held on for an 11-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"I don't know if it's the atmosphere or the orange seats, I don't know," Stanton said. "This place hasn't treated me very well but you can't be complaining about that. I play 80 games here next year. Hopefully I play a little better here next year."

Pedro Alvarez, one of the Pirates' top rookies, hit a three-run homer off Jose Veras in the ninth to pull the Pirates within 11-9. Leo Nunez came in and struck out the final two batters to record his 30th save in 38 opportunities.

"That was interesting," Rodriguez said with a smile.

Alvarez went 4 for 5 with five RBIs.

"I've been trying to make adjustments, learn as much as I can this whole year, and finish off on a strong foot," Alvarez said.

Even Alvarez has been impressed by Stanton.

"He's a great player and I know he's going to have a bright future," Alvarez said. "He's impressive to see hit, the kind of power he's got, and how mature he is for such a young guy."

Wes Helms drove in two runs in the Marlins' four-run first inning and starter Chris Volstad (12-9) pitched six innings, allowing two runs. Volstad went 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA in his final three starts.

"Looking back, it's just executing pitches," Volstad said. "You get two strikes on a guy, you don't have to throw 95, you just have to locate."

Rookies Stanton, Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez and Ozzie Martinez accounted for 10 of the Marlins' 13 hits.

Stanton had an RBI single in the first, a three-run homer off Zach Duke (8-15) to deep center field in the fourth, and another RBI single in the sixth. The home run was his 22nd of the season and just his seventh at Sun Life Stadium.

"He's amazing, he just keeps getting better," Rodriguez said. "The pitches that were getting him out before he's hitting back up the middle. Even the home run was pretty much to left-center field. He's been doing a great job making adjustments."

With the Marlins leading 5-2 in the fourth, Dan Uggla hit an RBI double followed by Stanton's shot to give the Marlins a 9-2 lead.

"At first it looked like it was going to be a blowout, so (the RBIs) didn't really matter," Stanton said. "But the Pirates came back so the RBIs helped with the win."

Duke allowed nine runs - four earned - and eight hits in four innings.

"Just erratic command, honestly, that's all it was," Duke said.

The Pirates put together a rally in the eighth with four straight singles to start the inning and drew two bases-loaded walks to pull within 10-6, but Clay Hensley got Delwyn Young to fly out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Ronny Cedeno also homered for the Pirates.

Notes: Pirates rookies Jose Tabata and Alvarez extended their hitting streaks to 13 and 10 games, respectively. ... Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen failed to reach base, snapping his streak at 24 games. ... Each of the Marlins wore Gaby Sanchez T-shirts during batting practice in support of their teammate's quest to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award. ... Stanton has hit 17 home runs since the All-Star break, which ties Gary Sheffield's franchise record set in 1996.






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    Pirates 9, Marlins 11  FinalOct 6 5:43 PM


  • Marlins 11, Pirates 9 - FINAL
    PITTSBURGH ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    A McCutchen cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285
    B Lincoln p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
    vc-D Young ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .232
    J Karstens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .061
    J Tabata lf 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 .305
    N Walker 2b 5 2 2 1 0 2 3 .299
    G Jone

    Sep 30 10:10 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY PEDRO ALVAREZ (15) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 1 OUT IN THE 9TH OFF JOSE VERAS SCORED BRANDON MOSS AND
    JOSE TABATA.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 9, FLORIDA 11
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BOWKER (.208, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Pirates 9, Marlins 11  Top 9, 0 OutsSep 30 10:05 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GABY SANCHEZ SCORED LOGAN MORRISON
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SANCHEZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 6
    FLORIDA 11 BOTTOM,8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M STANTON (.259, 3-FOR-4, HR, 5 RBI)

    Pirates 6, Marlins 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 30 9:49 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO ARGENIS DIAZ SCORED BRANDON MOSS
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A DIAZ ON FIRST, J BOWKER ON SECOND, P
    ALVAREZ ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 6
    FLORIDA 10 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: B LINCOLN (.400, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Pirates 6, Marlins 10  Top 8, 0 OutsSep 30 9:42 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JOHN BOWKER SCORED NEIL WALKER
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BOWKER ON FIRST, P ALVAREZ ON SECOND, B
    MOSS ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    FLORIDA 10 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A PRESLEY (.316, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Pirates 5, Marlins 10  Top 8, 0 OutsSep 30 9:31 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PEDRO ALVAREZ SCORED JOSE TABATA
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P ALVAREZ ON FIRST, B MOSS ON SECOND, N
    WALKER ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    FLORIDA 10 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BOWKER (.208, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates 4, Marlins 10  Top 8, 0 OutsSep 30 9:29 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RONNY CEDENO (7) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF BRIAN SANCHES.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, FLORIDA 10
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: C SNYDER (.208, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates 3, Marlins 10  Top 7, 0 OutsSep 30 9:09 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE STANTON SCORED GABY SANCHEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M STANTON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    FLORIDA 10 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: W HELMS (.221, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Pirates 2, Marlins 10  Bot 6, 0 OutsSep 30 8:59 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE STANTON (22) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF ZACH DUKE SCORED DAN UGGLA AND LOGAN
    MORRISON.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2, FLORIDA 9
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: W HELMS (.222, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Pirates 2, Marlins 9  Bot 4, 0 OutsSep 30 8:27 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAN UGGLA SCORED OZZIE MARTINEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D UGGLA ON SECOND, L MORRISON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    FLORIDA 6 BOTTOM,4TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: G SANCHEZ (.273, 0-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    Pirates 2, Marlins 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsSep 30 8:23 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PEDRO ALVAREZ SCORED NEIL WALKER
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, P ALVAREZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    FLORIDA 5 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BOWKER (.204, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates 2, Marlins 5  Top 4, 0 OutsSep 30 8:12 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NEIL WALKER SCORED JOSE TABATA
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N WALKER ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    FLORIDA 5 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: G JONES (.249, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates 1, Marlins 5  Top 4, 0 OutsSep 30 8:08 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GABY SANCHEZ SCORED OZZIE MARTINEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D UGGLA ON FIRST, L MORRISON ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 5 BOTTOM,2ND
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M STANTON (.256, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Pirates 0, Marlins 5  Bot 2, 0 OutsSep 30 7:52 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY WES HELMS SCORED MIKE STANTON AND DAN UGGLA
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, W HELMS ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 4 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: B DAVIS (.220, 3 HR, 16 RBI)

    Pirates 0, Marlins 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 30 7:32 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE STANTON SCORED LOGAN MORRISON
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M STANTON ON FIRST, D UGGLA ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 2 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: W HELMS (.220, 4 HR, 36 RBI)

    Pirates 0, Marlins 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 30 7:27 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LOGAN MORRISON SCORED EMILIO BONIFACIO
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L MORRISON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 1 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: D UGGLA (.286, 32 HR, 100 RBI)

    Pirates 0, Marlins 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 30 7:21 PM