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Pirates late rally secures 5-4 win over Miami

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The Miami Marlins wrapped up a 9-game homestand on Sunday hoping to salvage one series win out of a possible three.

A late rally by the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates put those hopes out to pasture.

Josh Bell’s go-ahead double in the seventh helped lead Pittsburgh to a 5-4 victory over the Marlins.

The Pirates rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Corey Dickerson’s pinch-hit RBI double off Miami starter Sandy Alcantara in the sixth and took the lead in the seventh against reliever Nick Anderson (2-3) on Melky Cabrera’s game-tying triple and Bell’s double that scored Cabrera.

Cabrera went 2-for-4 and Kevin Newman also had two hits for the Pirates, who won the series after ending a seven-game slide Friday.

Richard Rodríguez (1-3) pitched a scoreless sixth and Kyle Krick got the next five outs. Felipe Vázquez pitched 1 1/3 innings around Austin Dean’s pinch-hit single in the ninth for his 16th save.

Alcantara gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings. He struck out and walked two.

The Marlins erased a two-run deficit, scoring four in the fourth on Harold Ramírez’s three-run home run and Alcantara’s RBI single. Ramírez drove Pittsburgh starter Chris Archer’s fastball over the wall in left-center for his second homer of the season.

Archer allowed four runs, seven hits, struck out eight and walked three in five innings.

Jung Ho Kang’s two-run double in the fourth gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead. Kang drove in Colin Moran and Bell, who reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to third on Moran’s single to right.

TRAINER’S ROOM:

Pirates: RHP Chris Statton (right side discomfort) allowed three runs (one earned) and five hits in two innings of relief in his second rehab relief outing Friday at Triple-A Indianapolis.

Marlins: After participating in pregame workouts during the Marlins home series with the Pirates, IF Neil Walker (right quadriceps strain) will continue baseball activities at the club’s Class A complex in Jupiter.

UP NEXT:

Pirates: Clint Hurdle had not disclosed the starter for Tuesday’s home game against Detroit.

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