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MIAMI -- Hanley Ramirez wasted little time in starting a new RBI streak.
"Hanley is the type of player who can put the whole team on his back. He strings game after game of RBI together like I've never seen," said Dan Meyer, who pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save.
Ramirez's 10-game RBI streak was snapped Friday night.
Emilio Bonifacio had four hits and scored twice for Florida, which has won four of five.
Miller (3-4) allowed three runs, eight hits, one walk and struck out four. He held Pittsburgh hitless through the first four innings.
"I'm trying to attack hitters and get ahead in the count. That's what I've been focusing on and it's really been paying off for me," Miller said.
Zach Duke (8-7) gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings. He walked three, struck out five and fell to 0-4 in his last six road starts.
Ramirez's two-run homer in the first gave Florida a 2-0 lead.
"He went and got an outside pitch and pulled it pretty far. That's why he's a special player," Duke said.
Ramirez's RBI streak was the longest by an NL shortstop since the stat began being kept officially in 1920.
"I'm just trying to stay focused and not worry about anything else. We have good momentum right now and we just want to keep our confidence up," Ramirez said.
Bonifacio led off with a bunt single. One out later, Ramirez hit his 14th home run and sixth in the last 12 games.
LaRoche homered to left on Miller's first pitch of the fifth, and Jones homered on Miller's first pitch of the seventh to make it 4-3.
"Miller's a tough guy to figure out, being so tall and throwing across his body," LaRoche said.
Florida made it 4-2 in the sixth when Jorge Cantu scored on Dukes's wild pitch with the bases loaded, two outs and Miller batting.
"I thought Zach pitched well, other than the two-run homer and the wild pitch. Even with that, he gave us a chance," Pirates manager John Russell said.
The Marlins took a 5-3 lead in the seventh. Bonifacio tripled and scored when Ramirez hit into a double play.
|Hanley Ramirez blasts a two-run homer and has now driven in at least one run in 11 of 12 games. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Andrew McCutchen, CF||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.294|
|Jack Wilson, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.273|
|Delwyn Young, RF||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||.322|
|Adam LaRoche, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||3||2||.266|
|Garrett Jones, LF||4||1||1||1||0||1||0||.250|
|Andy LaRoche, 3B||4||1||2||1||0||2||0||.278|
|Robinzon Diaz, C||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.292|
|Ramon Vazquez, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||2||.260|
|Zach Duke, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.258|
|a- Steve Pearce, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|b- Brandon Moss, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.263|
|Evan Meek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jesse Chavez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-announced for Duke in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Pearce in the 7th|
|2B - Delwyn Young (5, Sanches)|
|HR - Garrett Jones (2, Miller), Andy LaRoche (4, Miller)|
|SH - Zach Duke (9)|
|RBI - Delwyn Young (16), Garrett Jones (3), Andy LaRoche (34)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - J. Wilson-Vazquez-LaRoche, Meek-J. Wilson-LaRoche|
|Zach Duke (L,8-7)||6||8||4||4||3||5||1||3.28|
|WP - Zach Duke (1), Jesse Chavez (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Zach Duke 98-63, Evan Meek 21-13, Jesse Chavez 13-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach Duke 5-6, Evan Meek 1-0, Jesse Chavez 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Zach Duke 27, Evan Meek 4, Jesse Chavez 4|
|Emilio Bonifacio, 3B||4||2||4||0||0||0||0||.256|
|Jeremy Hermida, LF||2||0||0||0||2||2||2||.252|
|Alejandro De Aza, PR-LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.263|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||4||1||2||2||0||0||1||.346|
|Jorge Cantu, 1B||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.283|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.222|
|Cody Ross, CF||2||0||1||0||2||0||0||.280|
|Ronny Paulino, C||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.256|
|Brett Carroll, RF||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.273|
|Andrew Miller, P||3||0||0||0||0||3||2||.091|
|Brian Sanches, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Renyel Pinto, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Dan Meyer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|2B - Jorge Cantu (21, Duke)|
|3B - Emilio Bonifacio (4, Meek)|
|HR - Hanley Ramirez (14, Duke)|
|RBI - Hanley Ramirez 2 (60)|
|SB - Emilio Bonifacio (18, 2nd base off Duke/Diaz)|
|CS - Emilio Bonifacio (7, 3rd base by Duke/Diaz)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Bonifacio-Uggla-Cantu, Miller-Uggla-Cantu|
|Andrew Miller (W,3-4)||6.2||8||3||3||1||4||2||4.42|
|Brian Sanches (H,3)||1||1||0||0||0||3||0||1.37|
|Renyel Pinto (H,3)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.10|
|Dan Meyer (S,2)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.89|
|Pitches-Strikes - Andrew Miller 89-53, Brian Sanches 14-11, Renyel Pinto 6-4, Dan Meyer 12-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andrew Miller 8-5|
|Batters Faced - Andrew Miller 26, Brian Sanches 4, Renyel Pinto 1, Dan Meyer 3|
|Attendance - 25303|
|Game Time - 2:35|
|Temperature - 87|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Tschida, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Mark Carlson|