Marlins lose 8th straight as bullpen falters again

Anthony Bender of the Miami Marlins reacts as he walks off the field after giving up 4 runs in the eighth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Justin Berl, 2021 Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH – Jacob Stallings hit a game-ending single in the 12th inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over Miami 8-7 and extended the Marlins’ longest losing streak in six years to eight games.

Automatic runner Adam Frazier advanced to third on Ke’Bryan Hayes’ flyout leading off the 12th against Adam Cimber.

Bryan Reynolds was intentionally walked, and Stallings lined a single to center. Clay Holmes pitched a perfect 12th.

Miami has lost eight in a row for the first time since May 15-22, 2015, and has lost nine of 10, dropping a season-low nine games under .500 at 24-33.

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