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PIT 11, MIA 0; Richards struggles against slumping Pirates

The Pirates came out firing, while Miami’s offense once again were shutout.

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The Marlins got beat soundly in Friday's game. The Pirates jumped on Richards in the fifth inning. Miami’s offense looked real bad against one of the worse pitching teams in the league.

Trevor Richards: 5 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Steven Brault: 6 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

The Marlins were able to get nine hits against the Pirates. None of these baserunners ever made it past home plate. The Marlins had multiple chances to do something; most of the time, it was ended with a strikeout.

One of the biggest moments was in bottom of the third. Jorge Alfaro was up with the bases loaded, two outs, and struck out on a pitch up in the zone. This was the closest the Fish would get to a run.

Derek Jeter stopped by the broadcast booth to talk about the state of the franchise.

Getting the start in right field, Brian Anderson made a fantastic catch. He almost nearly threw out Starling Marte at home on a cannon of a throw.

Starlin Castro had two hits.

Trevor Richards did not have a good night. He gave up a career-high 11 hits, and a career-low one strike out. The Pirates had at least one hit in every inning Richards pitched.

The fourth inning was when the Pirates really started to apply the pressure. After abysmal defensive play by the Fish, the Pirates had the bases loaded. Richards induced a double play to save himself, but the same could not be said for the next inning.

The fifth inning was Richards breaking point. The Pirates were all over any pitch that caught some plate. They put together five hits in the inning. Richards finished the inning, but would not be back out. The Pirates scored four runs in that one inning.

The bullpen did not fare much better against the Pirates. Jeff Brigham gave up three-runs in his one inning of work. Jarlin García also gave up three-runs, but this was over two-innings of work. The Marlins will look to bounce back when Pablo López takes on Dario Agrazal at 6:10 ET.

Marlins vs Pirates box score (MLB.com)

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