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MLB: Florida 4, Pittsburgh 1

Sept. 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez tossed six scoreless innings and the Florida Marlins erupted for four runs in the fifth inning Sunday in their 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Vazquez (10-11) logged a win in his third straight start, holding the Pirates to three hits, walking two and striking out seven.

Edward Mujica shut the Bucs down in the eighth inning and Leo Nunez hurled a 1-2-3 ninth to rack up his 34th save for Florida.

Donnie Murphy capped the big fifth inning with a two-run double while Greg Dobbs and Gaby Sanchez also had RBI hits in the frame as the Marlins completed a three-game sweep.

Pittsburgh's James McDonald (9-8) was touched for four runs on five hits before being knocked out in the fifth.

Jason Jaramillo went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Pirates.

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