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13 - 4 Final
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Infante, Marlins pound Pirates

Sep 10, 2011 - 5:39 AM Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Omar Infante and Logan Morrison homered during a nine-run third inning as the Florida Marlins pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates, 13-4, in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park.

Infante also hit a solo shot in the first and an RBI double in the second inning to finish with five RBI for the Marlins, who have won six straight and 12 of the last 14 games against the Pirates.

Morrison finished 4-for-6 with three RBI for Florida, which banged out a season-high 22 hits, three shy of the club record.

"It was fun. It's good when the ball is falling and finding holes," Morrison said.

Florida entered the third with a 2-1 lead after Pedro Ciriaco singled home Ryan Doumit in the Pirates' second.

Mike Stanton began the decisive frame with a single to center field, but was replaced by a pinch-runner. Stanton had returned to the lineup Friday for the first time since leaving last Saturday's win over Philadelphia with a tight right hamstring and appeared to have aggravated the injury.

Morrison followed with a double and Donnie Murphy scored when Ryan Ludwick's throw from right field deflected off a sliding Morrison. Jose Lopez then pulled up lame at first after an RBI single and was taken out.

When Bryan Petersen lined a base hit to right, Pittsburgh starter Ross Ohlendorf (0-2) was lifted from the game without having retired a batter in the third.

"Today was just bad," Ohlendorf said simply.

Daniel McCutchen took over on the mound and promptly gave up consecutive singles to John Buck and Florida starter Ricky Nolasco (10-10) to score Gaby Sanchez, who pinch ran for Lopez. Emilio Bonifacio then lofted a sacrifice fly before Infante went deep for a second time, although he did get some assistance.

Infante launched a fly ball to left field and a backpedaling Alex Presley had the ball go off his glove in front of the wall for a three-run homer.

Murphy stroked a two-out single and scored on Morrison's two-run blast to right-center off Aaron Thompson, who had just been summoned from the bullpen.

Sanchez walked and Petersen singled before Buck popped out to the catcher in foul territory to finally end the frame. Florida sent 14 men to the plate in the third and set a franchise record for hits in an inning with 10.

Morrison and Buck knocked in runs in the fifth to put Florida up 13-1.

The Pirates got RBI singles from Presley and Derrek Lee in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. Ciriaco drove in Pittsburgh's fourth run with a two-out triple in the eighth.

Game Notes

Florida's previous mark for hits in an inning was nine, last done for the fourth time on September 17, 2001 at Montreal...Infante recorded the sixth multi-home run game of his career...Nolasco gave up three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts in six innings...Nolasco had his scoreless streak against the Pirates snapped at 22 2/3 innings...Ohlendorf was tagged for six runs and 10 hits in two-plus frames...Florida's 22 hits were the most allowed by the Pirates this year.








  • FLORIDA: 13
    PITTSBURGH: 4
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    Sep 9 10:31 PM


  • Pedro Ciriaco tripled to left scored Ryan Ludwick with two out. Runner on third and Pedro Alvarez due up.

    Marlins 13, Pirates 4  Bot 8, 2 OutsSep 9 10:08 PM


  • Ryan Doumit struck out swinging. Runner on first with one out and Ryan Ludwick due up.

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  • Alex Presley singled to left scored Pedro Alvarez with one out. Runner on first and Neil Walker due up.

    Marlins 13, Pirates 2  Bot 5, 1 OutSep 9 9:03 PM


  • Jared Hughes enters the game for the Pirates with runners on first and second with two out, batting 7th. Pedro Alvarez replaces Josh Harrison playing third base, batting 9th.

    Marlins 13, Pirates 1  Top 5, 2 OutsSep 9 8:54 PM


  • Gaby Sanchez singled to left. On the play, Logan Morrison advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Bryan Petersen due up.

    Marlins 12, Pirates 1  Top 5, 1 OutSep 9 8:49 PM
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  • Logan Morrison two-out, two-run Home Run (19) to right center scored Donnie Murphy. Gaby Sanchez due up.

    Marlins 11, Pirates 1  Top 3, 2 OutsSep 9 8:12 PM


  • Omar Infante one-out, three-run Home Run 2 (5) to left scored John Buck and Ricky Nolasco. Greg Dobbs due up.

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  • Emilio Bonifacio sacrifice fly out to center scored Bryan Petersen with one out. Runners on first and second with Omar Infante due up.

    Marlins 6, Pirates 1  Top 3, 1 OutSep 9 8:04 PM


  • Ricky Nolasco singled to center scored Gaby Sanchez with none out. On the play, John Buck advances to second and Bryan Petersen advances to third. Bases loaded and Emilio Bonifacio due up.

    Marlins 5, Pirates 1  Top 3, 0 OutsSep 9 8:03 PM
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  • Jose Lopez singled to right scored Logan Morrison with none out. Runner on first and Bryan Petersen due up.

    Marlins 4, Pirates 1  Top 3, 0 OutsSep 9 7:56 PM


  • Ross Ohlendorf grounded into a fielder's choice to third. On the play, Josh Harrison out at third to end the inning.

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  • Omar Infante doubled to left scored Ricky Nolasco with two out. On the play, Emilio Bonifacio advances to third. Runners on second and third with Greg Dobbs due up.

    Marlins 2, Pirates 0  Top 2, 2 OutsSep 9 7:35 PM


  • Omar Infante one-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Greg Dobbs due up.

    Marlins 1, Pirates 0  Top 1, 1 OutSep 9 7:09 PM


  • FLORIDA: 0
    PITTSBURGH: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Sep 9 7:07 PM
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