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MIAMI -- For the second straight game, Mike Jacobs was the difference.
Jacobs' 417-foot blast to right-center off starter Paul Maholm gave the Marlins a 5-1 lead in the fifth. Jacobs' walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth beat the Pirates on Friday.
"It's exciting obviously," Jacobs said. "It's nice to string a few days together like that. He threw me a slider that didn't slide too well."
Hanley Ramirez also homered for the Marlins.
Florida's Mark Hendrickson (1-1) gave up three runs -- one earned -- and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.
"Today I was focused on making pitches and trying to stay aggressive," Hendrickson said. "Overall we played a good team game, played some small ball, got some big hits. That's what we have to do to win games."
With the score tied at 1, Maholm retired two of the first three batters he faced in the bottom of the fifth. Maholm couldn't handle a grounder by Matt Treanor and then a throwing error by Maholm put Treanor on second. He then hit Ramirez with a pitch and walked Dan Uggla, bringing up Jacobs with the bases full.
"I fell off the mound, and when I picked it up I thought it was harder than it was," Maholm said. "It's a play that I should make. It's a shame that play led to the big inning and ruined a good game. I thought I threw well but I've got to get past the one or two hitters I need to put away."
Jacobs hit Maholm's first pitch over the right field wall.
"If he fields that comebacker, it's a different inning," Pirates manager John Russell said. "One swing of the bat changed the complexion of the whole game."
Pittsburgh closed to 5-3 in the sixth on Chris Gomez's two-run single off reliever Logan Kensing. The Marlins picked up two runs off relief pitcher Evan Meek in the sixth to stretch their lead to 7-3. Brett Carroll hit an RBI triple and later scored from third during a squeeze play on Treanor's bunt.
Maholm (0-1) allowed five runs and five hits in five innings and struck out a career-high nine. Justin Miller pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Marlins. Matt Lindstrom pitched a scoreless ninth.
"He (Hendrickson) did a nice job out there and gave us some strong innings," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "That's what we're going to be looking for from him."
Four Pirates pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts in a losing effort.
The Pirates tied the score at 1 in the fourth. Jason Bay led off with a double and after Xavier Nady walked, they did a double steal. Ronny Paulino drove in Bay with a ground out.
Ramirez led off the game with a home run off Maholm. It was the 16th career leadoff homer for Ramirez.
Ramirez's last leadoff home run was Sept. 11, 2007 against Washington. ... Pittsburgh's Jack Wilson missed his second straight game. He left Thursday's game with a strained left calf. ... Nate McLouth was awarded a base hit in the third when his ground ball struck Maholm as he was advancing to second. By rule, Maholm was called out. ... Marlins bench coach Carlos Tosca missed Saturday's game to watch his son, Matt, perform as a concert violinist ar Carnegie Hall in New York.
|Players of the Game|
|Nate McLouth, CF||5||0||2||0||0||1||5||.391|
|Luis Rivas, SS||5||0||1||0||0||1||2||.200|
|Jason Bay, LF||4||2||1||0||0||1||1||.167|
|Adam LaRoche, 1B||3||1||0||0||1||2||2||.091|
|Xavier Nady, RF||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.381|
|Ronny Paulino, C||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.250|
|Jose Bautista, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||2||3||.150|
|Chris Gomez, 2B||4||0||1||2||0||0||2||.200|
|Paul Maholm, P||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||.000|
|a- Freddy Sanchez, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.417|
|Evan Meek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Damaso Marte, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Franquelis Osoria, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Doug Mientkiewicz, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.500|
|a-walked for Maholm in the 6th|
|b-singled for Osoria in the 9th|
|2B - Jason Bay (1, Hendrickson)|
|RBI - Ronny Paulino (2), Chris Gomez 2 (4)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chris Gomez 2 (2)|
|SB - Nate McLouth (2, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Treanor), Jason Bay (1, 3rd base off Hendrickson/Treanor), Xavier Nady (1, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Treanor)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|E - Paul Maholm (1, Throwing), Evan Meek (1, Throwing)|
|Paul Maholm (L,0-1)||5||5||5||5||1||9||2||9.00|
|HBP - H. Ramirez (by Paul Maholm)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Paul Maholm 92-61, Evan Meek 13-9, Damaso Marte 20-13, Franquelis Osoria 13-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Paul Maholm 3-3, Evan Meek 1-1, Franquelis Osoria 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Paul Maholm 22, Evan Meek 4, Damaso Marte 5, Franquelis Osoria 4|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||3||2||1||1||0||2||1||.438|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||2||0||.150|
|Mike Jacobs, 1B||4||1||1||4||0||2||0||.250|
|Alfredo Amezaga, 3B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.429|
|Josh Willingham, LF||4||0||1||0||0||2||0||.238|
|Cody Ross, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.143|
|Jorge Cantu, 3B-1B||4||1||2||0||0||1||2||.200|
|Brett Carroll, RF||4||1||1||1||0||2||1||.125|
|Matt Treanor, C||3||1||1||1||0||1||2||.167|
|Mark Hendrickson, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||1||.000|
|Logan Kensing, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Renyel Pinto, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Luis Gonzalez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.364|
|Justin Miller, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Matt Lindstrom, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-popped out for Pinto in the 6th|
|2B - Cody Ross (1, Osoria)|
|3B - Brett Carroll (1, Meek)|
|HR - Hanley Ramirez (1, Maholm), Mike Jacobs (2, Maholm)|
|SH - Matt Treanor (2)|
|RBI - Hanley Ramirez (2), Mike Jacobs 4 (5), Brett Carroll (1), Matt Treanor (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Mike Jacobs 4 (4)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Outfield Assists - Brett Carroll 1|
|E - Jorge Cantu (1, Throwing)|
|Mark Hendrickson (W,1-1)||5.1||5||3||1||3||4||0||6.10|
|Logan Kensing (H,1)||0.1||2||0||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Renyel Pinto (H,1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.45|
|WP - Logan Kensing (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mark Hendrickson 89-45, Logan Kensing 20-9, Renyel Pinto 3-3, Justin Miller 26-17, Matt Lindstrom 20-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Hendrickson 7-4, Renyel Pinto 1-0, Justin Miller 3-1, Matt Lindstrom 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Mark Hendrickson 23, Logan Kensing 4, Renyel Pinto 1, Justin Miller 6, Matt Lindstrom 4|
|Attendance - 15752|
|Game Time - 2:52|
|Temperature - 81|
|Umpires - Home - Gary Darling, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Paul Emmel|