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Pirates Vs. Marlins: Marlins Beat Bucs 6-0 For Second Consecutive Game

The Pirates lost to the Marlins 6-0 for the second consecutive game on Wednesday, as the Bucs failed to do much of anything against Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco.

Nolasco racked up eight strikeouts and one walk in seven innings, allowing four hits.

The Marlins began scoring with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth when Chris Coghlan hit a grounder to second. Neil Walker came up with the ball, but first baseman Lyle Overbay went after it as well. There was no one covering first, and Walker had to hesitate, allowing two runners to score. Two more runners ended up scoring in the inning, and the Marlins tacked on two more runs on RBI singles in the third.

Charlie Morton allowed all six runs, but racked up six strikeouts, perhaps easing some worries that the dearth of strikeouts in his first few starts indicated that he wasn’t pitching nearly as well as his runs allowed totals indicated.

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