The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 13 games over .500. Facing the Miami Marlins at PNC Park on Saturday night, Pittsburgh grabbed a 5-1 win thanks, in large part, to seven and two-third strong innings from starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. The right-hander allowed eight hits and struck outs just three batters, but he got outs and allowed one run to help Pittsburgh notch the victory.
Most of the Pirates' scoring came during the fourth inning when they added four runs. Right fielder Garrett Jones would lead the way, as he finished with two RBIs and Alex Presley added two scored runs. The Pirates now have the majors' best home record at 31-14 overall. They have also won seven of their last 10 games and remain half a game behind the Cincinnati Reds in the N.L. Central standings.
The series finale against the Marlins is scheduled for Sunday at 1:35 p.m. EST.