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Nady hits two homers as Pirates edge Marlins

Jun 28, 2007 - 3:38 AM MIAMI (Ticker) -- Xavier Nady homered twice, including the go-ahead blast in the top of the 10th inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 7-5 victory over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night.

Nady's 13th homer over the right field fence off Kevin Gregg (0-3) snapped a 5-5 tie and Ryan Doumit followed with his fourth shot as the Pirates hit back-to-back home runs for the second time this season.

"We had a couple extra-inning games in Anaheim and lost both of them, so we didn't want to be in that situation again," Nady said. "I got a first-pitch fastball that I thought I could drive and I think (Gregg) supplied most of the power. He's got good stuff."

"It was a fastball down," Gregg said. "(Nady) did a good job of going down and getting it."

Nady stroked his first blast of the game in the fourth to help Pittsburgh push its advantage to 3-0. It was the the first multi-home run contest for a Pirate this season.

Reliever Shawn Chacon (4-1) went 1 2/3 innings for the win and closer Matt Capps shut the door in the 10th for his seventh save for Pittsburgh, which has won two straight since enduring a five-game slide.

"Big hits are contagious and hopefully this will keep us going," Doumit said. "It was a big win for us. We showed some perseverance."

Florida tied the game at 5-5 in the eighth, when Josh Willingham led off with a single, then advanced to second on a passed ball before coming out for pinch runner Brett Carroll, who scored on Alfredo Amezaga's RBI single.

The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on Jose Bautista's two-run homer off starter Sergio Mitre, who walked Chris Duffy prior to Bautista sending a 1-0 pitch over the left field scoreboard.

Pittsburgh stretched its advantage to 5-2 in the fifth, when Adam LaRoche hit a run-scoring single and Jason Bay lofted a sacrifice fly against Mitre.

Miguel Cabrera doubled to put runners at the corners and Mike Jacobs singled in Dan Uggla to close the score to 5-3 in the fifth.

In the seventh, Hanley Ramirez delivered his 11th homer off reliever Masumi Kuwata to help the Marlins close within 5-4.

Pirates rookie starter John Van Benschoten lasted just four innings, allowing two runs on three hits to remain winless since the 2004 campaign. He walked a season-high five and struck out three.

"Four innings is not what you want," Van Benschoten said. "I've got to start getting pitches over. The clubhouse is louder when you win so it's easier to talk about."

Mitre pitched six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and three walks. The righthander has not won at Dolphin Stadium since June 14, 2005.

"We battled the whole game," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We had (Van Benschoten) on the ropes a couple of times but he came out of it. We're not getting the hits when we need to."

Florida has dropped its lost four outings and 11 of 14 game here.








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    FINAL 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
    FLORIDA 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
    10 R H E
    -- - - -
    PITTSBURGH 2 7 11 0
    FLORIDA 0 5 9 0 (FINAL 10)

    BATTERIES: PIT

    Jun 27 10:14 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN DOUMIT (4) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    10TH OFF KEVIN GREGG.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7, FLORIDA 5
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.262, 0-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 10:06 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY XAVIER NADY (13) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 10TH OFF KEVIN GREGG.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 6, FLORIDA 5
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R DOUMIT (.295, 0-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 10:05 PM
  • 100
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 40 roots (Extra Innings)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 9:59 PM
  • 60
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 60 roots (Close Finish)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 9:44 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALFREDO AMEZAGA SCORED BRETT CARROLL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A AMEZAGA ON FIRST, M OLIVO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    FLORIDA 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: R PINTO (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 9:37 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY HANLEY RAMIREZ (11) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF MASUMI KUWATA.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5, FLORIDA 4
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: D UGGLA (.261, 0-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 9:15 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE JACOBS SCORED DAN UGGLA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M JACOBS ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    FLORIDA 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J WILLINGHAM (.255, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 8:44 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JASON BAY SCORED FREDDY SANCHEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    FLORIDA 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: X NADY (.276, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 8:34 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADAM LAROCHE SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A LAROCHE ON FIRST, F SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    FLORIDA 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAY (.268, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 8:32 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO ALFREDO AMEZAGA SCORED JEREMY HERMIDA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A AMEZAGA ON FIRST, M OLIVO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    FLORIDA 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: S MITRE (.133, 0-FOR-0, SAC)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 8:19 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY MIGUEL OLIVO SCORED JOSH WILLINGHAM.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M OLIVO ON SECOND, J HERMIDA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    FLORIDA 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: A AMEZAGA (.255, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 8:17 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY XAVIER NADY (12) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF SERGIO MITRE.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, FLORIDA 0
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R DOUMIT (.301, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 8:03 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSE BAUTISTA (7) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF SERGIO MITRE SCORED CHRIS DUFFY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2, FLORIDA 0
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: F SANCHEZ (.295, 1-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 27 7:43 PM