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Olsen, Treanor power Marlins past Pirates

Jun 28, 2007 - 8:44 PM MIAMI (Ticker) -- Scott Olsen made it a long day for the Pittsburgh Pirates right from the start, but Matt Treanor's home run proved to be the difference on Thursday.

Olsen started the game by striking out the first five batters he faced, and Treanor's first homer of the season lifted the Florida Marlins to a 9-7 victory over the Pirates on Thursday afternoon.

The Marlins pounded out 15 hits, and survived a five-run seventh inning to stop a four-game losing skid.

Treanor's home run, a two-run line-drive shot to left in the fifth, pushed Florida's lead to 8-2. It was his first home run since July 27, 2006 at Atlanta.

"I knew he (Pirates starter Zach Duke) had a good sinker and a good slider," Treanor said. "I figured with a man on first, he would try to keep the ball down and get me to roll over to the left side of the infield. I saw the ball pretty decent and got the barrel on it and the ball went out."

Olsen (6-6) pitched six innings and gave up five runs on seven hits, while striking out 10 and walking only two. Olsen was lifted after giving up consecutive doubles to Ronny Paulino and Jose Castillo and walking pinch-hitter Josh Phelps.

The 10 strikeouts tied a season-high for Olsen, and the total was one of his career-high. The Marlins have won four of his last five starts.

"He was outstanding," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "The last three to four starts he has pitched, he is getting to where we want him or to where (he) was a year ago."

The Marlins' bullpen struggled as 10 batters went to the plate before Justin Miller got Paulino to fly out to center in the seventh.

"It was not a great game, but the strikeouts make it look good," Olsen said. "The pitch count got a little high, I got in some trouble in the seventh and I put my relievers in some trouble."

Hanley Ramirez plated Alfredo Amezaga for an insurance run in the eighth to give Florida a 9-7 lead.

Kevin Gregg recorded his 15th save of the season by working the ninth inning.

Adam LaRoche, who had been in a 4-for-42 slump on the road, had a single in the first and then hit two-run blast off Olsen in the third.

"It seems we fight back to get ourselves right back in it, but we just can't push over the hump to get that extra run or two," LaRoche said. "Obviously, that's the hardest time to score when it's late in the game and they bring their closer out."

The Pirates have lost six of their last eight games.

The Marlins gave Olsen plenty of run support in the first, scoring four runs on six hits, highlighted by rookie Brett Carroll's two-run single.

Florida extended the lead to 5-0 on a double by Miguel Cabrera.

"Nobody could get through that seventh it seemed like, but we did," Gonzalez said. "Every win is big. I don't care if you are 20 games above .500 or six games below .500. Every win at the major league level is big. It is difficult to win games, but we got it done today."

Duke (3-7), who was attempting to notch wins in back-to-back starts for the first time this season, struggled from the start. He gave up six runs and 12 hits in four innings before giving way to Tony Armas.

"Honestly, I could have made some better two-strike pitches," Duke said. "I made them to where they could put the bat on the ball. They're a team that chases pitches out of the zone and I didn't execute those pitches.

"It's one of those things were I know there's a reason why things didn't turn out my way, so I'm not going to (read) too much into it and say, 'Oh my goodness, the sky is falling.' I'm just going to look at it for what it is and move on to the next one."

The Pirates were looking for their first three-game series sweep of the Marlins since September 14-16, 1993.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 7 12 1
    FLORIDA 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 x 9 14 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - ZACH DUKE, TONY ARMAS (5TH), JOHN GRABOW (7TH), MASUMI KUWATA
    (7TH), SHAWN CHACON (8TH) AND RONNY PAULINO
    FLA - SCOTT OLSEN, MATT LINDSTROM (7TH), TAYLOR
    TAN

    Jun 28 3:03 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HANLEY RAMIREZ SCORED ALFREDO AMEZAGA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H RAMIREZ ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    FLORIDA 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: D UGGLA (.259, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 2:50 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY XAVIER NADY SCORED FREDDY SANCHEZ.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, X NADY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    FLORIDA 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.216, 2-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 2:16 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JASON BAY SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, F SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 6
    FLORIDA 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: X NADY (.282, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 2:13 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FREDDY SANCHEZ SCORED RAJAI DAVIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, F SANCHEZ ON SECOND, J BAUTISTA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    FLORIDA 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAY (.267, 0-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 2:11 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE BAUTISTA SCORED JOSE CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BAUTISTA ON FIRST, R DAVIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    FLORIDA 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: F SANCHEZ (.298, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 2:09 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOSE CASTILLO SCORED RONNY PAULINO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CASTILLO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    FLORIDA 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: T ARMAS (.286, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 2:00 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MATT TREANOR (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF TONY ARMAS SCORED BRETT CARROLL.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2, FLORIDA 8
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: S OLSEN (.286, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 1:37 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TODD LINDEN SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T LINDEN ON FIRST, M JACOBS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    FLORIDA 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J HERMIDA (.224, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 1:24 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ADAM LAROCHE (9) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF SCOTT OLSEN SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2, FLORIDA 5
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.226, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 1:13 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED HANLEY RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M JACOBS (.277, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 12:46 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRETT CARROLL SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA AND MIKE
    JACOBS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B CARROLL ON FIRST, T LINDEN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M TREANOR (.255, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 12:25 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE JACOBS SCORED DAN UGGLA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M JACOBS ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: T LINDEN (.174, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 12:18 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAN UGGLA SCORED HANLEY RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D UGGLA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M CABRERA (.324, 17 HR, 55 RBI)

    Pirates vs. MarlinsJun 28 12:15 PM