MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Miami 2

May 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

MIAMI, May 14 (UPI) -- Brad Lincoln limited the Marlins to two runs over six innings in his first start of the season Monday, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates edge Miami 3-2.

Lincoln (3-0), subbing in the Pirates' rotation for the injured Erik Bedard, yielded four hits and walked one. The right-hander struck out three in the 80-pitch performance.

Jared Hughes and Jason Grilli each contributed a scoreless frame and Joel Hanrahan returned from the bereavement list to toss a 1-2-3 ninth for his seventh save as Pittsburgh won the opener of a two-game set.

Pedro Alvarez chased home Andrew McCutchen with an RBI double in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie.

Miami starter Anibal Sanchez (2-1) was saddled with the loss after surrendering three runs on six hits over a seven-inning stint.

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the loss.

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