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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.

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