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Pirates get bats going for rare consecutive road wins

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

MIAMI -- The Pittsburgh Pirates rediscovered their power to win consecutive road games for the first time in a month.

Xavier Nady and Ryan Doumit hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Pirates to a 7-5 victory over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh hit a season-high four home runs following 12 games in which it hit a total of three homers.

Marlins reliever Kevin Gregg (0-3) retired the first two hitters in the 10th. Then Nady hit his second solo home run of the game to give Pittsburgh a 6-5 lead. Four pitches later, Doumit followed with his homer on a 1-2 count.

"I hit it good, but he obviously has good stuff -- he probably supplied most of the power," Nady said.

"It was a fastball down and away, and he did a good job," Gregg said. "He went down and got it."

Shawn Chacon (4-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings and Matt Capps worked the 10th to earn his seventh save in eight chances.

The Marlins have lost four straight games overall and 11 of their last 14 home games. Florida fell to 1-5 in extra-inning contests.

"It's not that we're flat, we're not getting the hits when we need to," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Florida pushed across a run in the eighth to tie it at 5. Alfredo Amezaga's one-out single off Chacon scored pinch-runner Brett Carroll.

Carroll ran for Josh Willingham, who opened with a single, and took second on Miguel Olivo's single.

Jose Bautista also homered and Freddy Sanchez had three hits for the Pirates, who scored more than four runs for the first time in seven games.

Florida's Hanley Ramirez homered in his return to the leadoff spot for the first time since May 14.

Sergio Mitre gave up five runs and seven hits in six innings for the Marlins. He walked three, struck out five and allowed multiple home runs for the first time this season.

Pirates starter John Van Benschoten allowed two runs and three hits in four innings. He walked five, struck out three and threw 81 pitches.

"I felt horrible," Van Benschoten said. "Four innings is not what you want. It was almost like I was drawing a blank."

Bautista hit a two-run homer in the third and Nady homered leading off the fourth to help Pittsburgh build a 3-0 lead.

Olivo hit a run-scoring double in the Florida's two-run fourth but Pittsburgh scored twice in the fifth to make it 5-2. Adam LaRoche hit an RBI single and Jason Bay had a sacrifice fly for the Pirates.

Ramirez led off the seventh with his 11th home run, off reliever Masumi Kuwata.

Pittsburgh earned consecutive road victories for the first time since a three-game winning streak May 25-27.

"We showed some perseverance," Doumit said. "This was big to take this series."


  • The Marlins are 14-21 when Ramirez leads off and 21-18 when he bats third.
  • Before the game, Florida put Aaron Boone (sprained left knee) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25. OF Todd Linden was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • It was Nady's third career multihomer game and the first by a Pirates player this season.
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Xavier Nady drills the go-ahead homer and is the first to hit multihomers for the Pirates this season. (AP)
Xavier Nady drills the go-ahead homer and is the first to hit multihomers for the Pirates this season. (AP)

Players of the Game

X. Nady
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 2

H. Ramirez
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Pittsburgh Pirates
Chris Duffy, CF4110110 .249
Jose Bautista, 3B1212300 .272
Freddy Sanchez, 2B5130012 .297
Adam LaRoche, 1B5011002 .211
Jason Bay, LF4011003 .270
Xavier Nady, RF5232022 .281
Ryan Doumit, C5111002 .299
    Matt Capps, P00000001.000
Jack Wilson, SS5000010 .261
John Van Benschoten, P2000010 .000
    John Wasdin, P1000010 .000
    Masumi Kuwata, P0000000 .000
    Damaso Marte, P0000000 .000
   a- Rajai Davis, PH1000000 .174
    John Grabow, P0000000 .000
    Shawn Chacon, P0000000 .300
    Ronny Paulino, C0000000 .227
a-flied out for Marte in the 8th
HR - Jose Bautista (7, Mitre), Xavier Nady 2 (13, Mitre, Gregg), Ryan Doumit (4, Gregg)
SF - Jason Bay (6)
SH - Jose Bautista (4)
RBI - Jose Bautista 2 (26), Adam LaRoche (40), Jason Bay (49), Xavier Nady 2 (45), Ryan Doumit (16)
2-OUT RBI - Xavier Nady (27), Ryan Doumit (12)
Team LOB - 7
DP - F. Sanchez-J. Wilson-LaRoche
PB - Ryan Doumit 2 (3)
Pittsburgh Pirates
John Van Benschoten 4322530 4.30
John Wasdin 2211130 6.60
Masumi Kuwata (H,3) 0.2111001 3.24
Damaso Marte (H,9) 0.1000010 1.93
John Grabow (H,5) 0.1110000 6.05
Shawn Chacon (BS,2; W,4-1) 1.2200020 3.90
Matt Capps (S,7) 1000010 2.64
Pitches-Strikes - John Van Benschoten 81-39, John Wasdin 32-19, Masumi Kuwata 8-5, Damaso Marte 4-3, John Grabow 9-5, Shawn Chacon 23-15, Matt Capps 12-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Van Benschoten 3-5, John Wasdin 1-1, Masumi Kuwata 1-1, Shawn Chacon 2-1, Matt Capps 1-1
Batters Faced - John Van Benschoten 19, John Wasdin 8, Masumi Kuwata 3, Damaso Marte 1, John Grabow 2, Shawn Chacon 7, Matt Capps 3
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS5121014 .317
Dan Uggla, 2B3100220 .260
Miguel Cabrera, 3B5010013 .324
Mike Jacobs, 1B5011010 .270
Josh Willingham, LF3110112 .256
    Brett Carroll, PR-LF1100010 .174
Jeremy Hermida, RF5110012 .227
Miguel Olivo, C5021010 .247
Alfredo Amezaga, CF2011200 .257
Sergio Mitre, P0000100 .133
   a- Joe Borchard, PH1000010 .196
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
    Renyel Pinto, P0000000 .000
   b- Jason Wood, PH1000002 .246
    Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
a-struck out for Mitre in the 6th
b-fouled out for Pinto in the 8th
2B - Miguel Cabrera (21, Wasdin), Miguel Olivo (13, Van Benschoten)
HR - Hanley Ramirez (11, Kuwata)
SH - Sergio Mitre (3)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (26), Mike Jacobs (15), Miguel Olivo (33), Alfredo Amezaga (19)
CS - Miguel Olivo (2, Home by Van Benschoten/Doumit)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Brett Carroll 1
DP - Carroll-Uggla
PB - Miguel Olivo (9)
Florida Marlins
Sergio Mitre 6755352 2.75
Justin Miller 1100120 3.00
Renyel Pinto 1000000 4.46
Kevin Gregg (L,0-3) 2322002 3.02
Pitches-Strikes - Sergio Mitre 95-66, Justin Miller 17-11, Renyel Pinto 9-6, Kevin Gregg 30-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sergio Mitre 7-6, Renyel Pinto 1-2, Kevin Gregg 2-3
Batters Faced - Sergio Mitre 28, Justin Miller 5, Renyel Pinto 3, Kevin Gregg 8
Game Information
Attendance - 11222
Game Time - 3:09
Temperature - 85
Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Charlie Reliford, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Larry Vanover