MIAMI, April 6 (UPI) -- Ian Snell gave up two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Sunday, holding Florida's offense in check while the Pittsburgh Pirates belted the Marlins 9-2.
In his best major league start in eight seasons, the right-hander surrendered just four hits and did not walk a batter. His 10 strikeouts were one shy of a career record.
Pittsburgh salvaged a win after losing the first two games of the series.
Florida got one run on Alfredo Amezaga's RBI single in the fifth and a run scored on a fielding error by Rivas in the sixth.
The losing pitcher was starter Rick VandenHurk (0-1).