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Pirates lead Marlins on Alvarez's HR

Pedro Alvarez's 4th-inning HR is the difference right now in Pittsburgh's 2-1 lead over Miami. Alvarez's shot was calculated at 445 feet, the 5th-longest HR at Marlins Park, but the longest by anyone besides Giancarlo Stanton. Follow live

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Justin Nicolino gets the nod tonight as the #Marlins close out their homestand. Here's how the lineup looks.

Marlins fans are still somehow happy

Even with their team having one of the worst records in the league, Miami followers have been positive this month in FiveThirtyEight's analysis of fan sentiment. It must be the impending return of Giancarlo Stanton. Sentiment scores

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Add this Marcell Ozuna bobblehead to your collection next Sunday, September 6th! The first 10,000 fans at the park will receive one. TIX: marlins.com/tickets

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Hand, Gordon star in Marlins' win

LHP Brad Hand tossed eight solid innings and struck out five, and Dee Gordon stole a career-high-tying four bases in the 5-2 win over the Pirates, who hold a 2.5-game lead over the Cubs for the first NL wild-card spot. Box score

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs47128th
Batting Average.25412th
On Base Percentage.30722nd
Slugging Percentage.37529th
Earned Run Average3.9919th
Quality Starts6912th
WHIP1.2918th
BAA.25418th

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