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Pirates pull to .500 with 4-2 win vs. Marlins

PITTSBURGH In Charlie Morton's season debut, he pitched like the best version of himself. Morton completed seven innings and allowed two runs, and the Pirates won their fourth consecutive game, 4-2, against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday night. They evened their record at 22-22. Morton needed only 87 pitches for seven innings, did not walk a batter and induced 16 ground-ball outs compared to zero fly-ball outs. He left some fastballs up in the zone, but his sinker moved, and he had good movement on his curveball. Francisco Cervelli and Pedro Alvarez each had two hits, including a home run. Tony Watson survived a Giancarlo Stanton drive to the warning track with the tying run...

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