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Marlins Vs. Pirates: Bucs Allow Nine Runs In Ridiculous Third Inning

The Pirates allowed nine runs on 10 hits in the third inning, including a homer that bounced off Alex Presley's glove.

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The Pirates lost to the Florida Marlins 13-4 after an embarrassing nine-run third inning.

The Marlins began the inning with six straight hits, followed by a sacrifice fly by Emilio Bonifacio (who must have really felt like a slacker), followed by a three-run homer by Omar Infante that bounced off the glove of Alex Presley and into the stands. A few more batters later, there was a two-run bomb by Logan Morrison, who'd had an RBI double earlier in the inning. 

... And, frankly, that's most of what you need to know. Starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf didn't get the job done and now has an ERA over eight. Daniel McCutchen and Aaron Thompson both struggled as well. The Pirates kept things under control in the late innings, but the damage was already done. 

Ricky Nolasco picked up the win for the Marlins. Pedro Ciriaco and Pedro Alvarez both tripled for the Pirates.

If you want more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. Or a psychologist.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.