Sports Watch: Pirates allow 3 runs to score on a fly out

14:57  16 april  2018
14:57  16 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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The Marlins just managed to get three runs to score on a sacrifice fly . But it happened and it came at the expense of Pirates starter Chad Kuhl. With one out and the bases loaded for Starlin Castro in the fifth inning, Kuhl got Castro to fly out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.

The Marlins will take a run any way they can get it this season and the Pirates gifted them three Friday.

The Marlins just managed to get three runs to score on a sacrifice fly.

Confused? So are we. But it happened and it came at the expense of Pirates starter Chad Kuhl.

With one out and the bases loaded for Starlin Castro in the fifth inning, Kuhl got Castro to fly out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.

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The 26-year-old then fired a throw home, but it was too late to catch pitcher Dillon Peters who tagged up from third base.

This is where things got crazy. Miguel Rojas then tried to advance on the throw home to second base and Pirates catcher Elias Diaz threw down trying to catch him.

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The Marlins will take a run any way they can get it this season and the Pirates gifted them three Friday.

The Marlins will take a run any way they can get it this season and the Pirates gifted them three Friday.

Problem was the throw sailed and Starling Marte was nowhere to be found to back up the play. That allowed Derek Dietrich to score from second and Rojas followed him all the way around to score from first.

It goes down as a sac fly and a two-base error. Only one of the runs was earned but the Pirates deserve all the ridicule for this play.

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