MLB: Miami 3, Pittsburgh 2

July 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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MIAMI, July 28 (UPI) -- Jose Fernandez struck out 13 over eight innings and Giancarlo Stanton socked a go-ahead homer Sunday in the Miami Marlins 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Fernandez (7-5) notched a 10th straight start of allowing three earned runs or fewer, limiting the Pirates to a pair of runs on five hits. The rookie right-hander didn't issue walk in the 97-pitch performance.

Steve Cishek survived a shaky ninth to record his 22nd save as the Marlins took the rubber match of a three-game series.

Miami trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but collected RBI from Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano to tie the score before Stanton connected for his decisive solo shot in the sixth.

Gerrit Cole (5-4) absorbed the loss, surrendering three runs on four hits over seven frames. He walked two and fanned eight.

Russell Martin went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Pittsburgh, which came into the contest trailing first-place St. Louis by 1 1/2 games in the National League Central Division.

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