Pirates Vs. Marlins: Bucs Lose 6-2, Split Series In Miami

Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia gave up six runs and was chased from the game before completing four innings, as the Bucs split a brief two-game set in South Florida.

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Pirates Vs. Marlins Recap: Bucs Lose 6-2, Split Series In South Florida,

The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped the second game of a quick two-game series in Miami on Tuesday night, losing 6-2 after Kevin Correia was chased early. The Marlins went to work on Correia in the first inning and then knocked him out of the game with a big fourth. He was charged with all six runs, after walking four and striking out just one.

Hanley Ramirez, Omar Infante, and John Buck all had two RBIs for Ozzie Guillen. Ramirez ripped two doubles, one bringing home Infante in the first inning and the other knocking in Jose Reyes in the Marlins' big fourth. Ramirez had a huge series for Miami and he bookended the scoring by jumping on two meatballs from Correia.

The Bucs offense made some noise against ace Josh Johnson in the first inning but managed to plate only one one. Garrett Jones was credited with the RBI, singling home Andrew McCutchen. But after Pedro Alvarez and Jones advanced to second and third on a throwing error, Clint Barmes would strand them both on a line out to third. Johnson would settle in from there and strike out six and allow six hits over seven innings of work. He cruised through the Bucs' lineup until Michael McKenry hit a 366-foot homer over the left-field fence to make it 6-2.

The Pirates now move on to Washington for another brief two-game series before interleague play opens this weekend.

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Pirates Vs. Marlins: Lineups For Tuesday Night

In the first game of a two-game weekday series, the Pittsburgh Pirates (17-18) grabbed a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins (18-17) last night in South Florida. Tonight, they're looking to complete the sweep, as Kevin Correia gets the start for the Buccos at 7:10 p.m. EST on ROOT SPORTS.

The Pirates tweeted out their lineup for tonight earlier this afternoon. Here it is:

1. Jose Tabata - RF
2. Neil Walker - 2B
3. Andrew McCutchen - CF
4. Pedro Alvarez - 3B
5. Garrett Jones -1B
6. Clint Barmes - SS
7. Alex Presley - LF
8. Michael McKenry - C
9. Kevin Correia - SP

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Pirates Vs. Marlins Preview: Pittsburgh Looks For Fourth Straight Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates are on their longest winning streak since last July after taking the first game against the Miami Marlins on Monday. Tuesday night, they go for a two-game sweep of the Marlins as pitcher Kevin Correia takes the hill to start.

Correia is coming off a seven inning performance against the Washington Nationals on May 10. Correia allowed three runs in that start, a 4-2 loss that dropped his record to 1-3 and put his ERA at 3.47.

He will match up against Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson, looking for his first win since April 19 of last year, also against the Pirates. His record is currently 0-3 with a 5.87 ERA. In his last start against the Houston Astros on May 9, Johnson pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts, but didn't factor into the decision in a 5-3 Marlins victory.

The Pirates are hoping that offense will help them maintain their winning ways after winning 3-2 on only six hits. The Pirates became the last team to score 100 runs on the season thanks to Pedro Alvarez's go-ahead double in the sixth inning.

For the latest on the Bucs, be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh and check out Bucs Dugout, SB Nation's Pirates blog. For more on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes.

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Pirates Vs. Marlins Recap: Brad Lincoln Impressive In Spot Start, Bucs Win 3-2

More: Barajas, Pitching Lead Bucs to win

In their first trip to new Marlins Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates opened their short two-game series with a 3-2 win over Miami. Brad Lincoln put in some excellent work in a spot start and the offense came through with timely hits against Anibal Sanchez to narrowly defeat a Marlins team that's been on fire all May. In his first start of the season, Lincoln allowed only four hits and two earned runs in six innings, and the bullpen took it from there to keep the Fish off the board and preserve the win.

It was the third straight win for the Bucs, building on the successful weekend against Houston. Andrew McCutchen put Pittsburgh on the board early, knocking in Jose Tabata with a sacrifice fly off Sanchez in the first inning. Sanchez is one of the league's best strikeout pitchers, a potential recipe for disaster heading into the game after last week's woes against Stephen Strasburg and Game 1 of the Astros series. The Bucs K'ed five times, but got the hits they needed at the right time.

After Miami evened it up in the bottom of the first on a Hanley Ramirez homer, Rod Barajas put Pittsburgh back in front with his second homer of the season, and second in a week. Pedro Alvarez doubled home McCutchen in the sixth inning to put the Bucs ahead for good.

Pittsburgh will go for the quick two-game sweep on Tuesday night, with Kevin Correia on the hill. Miami ace Josh Johnson will go for the Marlins.

For the latest on the Bucs, be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh and check out Bucs Dugout, SB Nation's Pirates blog. For more on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes.

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Pirates Vs. Marlins: Bucs Visit Marlins Park For First Time

Brad Lincoln will make a spot start to open the series for Pittsburgh against Miami's Anibal Sanchez.

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