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Alcantara, Marlins top Pirates 3-1 to end 8-game losing skid

Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the second inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 6, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the second inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 6, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (2021 Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH – Sandy Alcantara cruised through eight innings, ending the Miami Marlins’ longest losing streak in six years at eight games with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jesus Aguilar hit a long solo home run and added a sacrifice fly for Miami.

Alcantara gave up one run and six hits, striking out six.

The right-hander allowed a leadoff double to Adam Frazier in the eighth, but retired the next three batters to finish his outing. The Marlins last lost eight straight in 2015.


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