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MIAMI -- Michael McKenry dove to his left, snagging an errant pitch that was sailing behind Miamis Placido Polanco to save what almost certainly would have been a run. Womens Titans Jerseys . And that was just one of many highlights in McKenrys night. McKenry had a career-best four hits and drove in two runs, Neil Walker and Garrett Jones each added two RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Saturday. McKenry, who came in batting .191, raised his average 26 points with a double and three singles -- but tweaked his left knee during the game, and merely trotted up the first-base line after grounding to short to open the ninth. Walker added three hits for the Pirates, the NL wild-card leaders who set the tone with three first-inning runs against Tom Koehler (2-6). "Its all right," McKenry said of his knee, which could be a big issue for the Pirates since starter Russell Martin was also out of the lineup with what the team thinks is a minor knee injury. "Its just kind of stuck." Charlie Morton (3-2) allowed a season-high nine hits in five innings, but still found a way to win consecutive starts for the first time since May 2011. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his fourth save. Koehler gave up nine hits and five runs in five innings. Logan Morrison tied a season-high with three hits, Giancarlo Stanton also had three hits, and Christian Yelich added a pair for the Marlins, who are 3-35 when allowing at least five runs. "Offensively, I was happy with the way we bounced back and gave ourselves a chance," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "We were battling from behind the whole game. ... After the third inning we didnt get much going but pitched well enough to keep it close." The Pirates finished with 14 hits, their most since June 12. McKenry was a most improbable catalyst of that attack. The light-hitting catcher came into the night with four hits in 32 at-bats, and only three hits in July. But his RBI single capped a three-run first inning -- Pittsburghs highest-scoring opening frame since June 18 -- and he added another single in the third to push the Pirates lead to 5-1. He added a double in the fifth and a single in the seventh. McKenry also saved an almost-sure run in the fifth to preserve what was then a 5-4 lead. Morton threw a pitch wildly, but McKenry snagged it and keep it from heading toward the backstop, keeping Stanton at third. "I take a lot of pride in not letting balls get by me," McKenry said. "Its another way to keep somebody from getting a free 90 (feet), especially when theyre at third base. It was a one-run ballgame at the time, it would have made it 5-5, so that was a big moment. I think it was a funny sequence because Im sure Polanco felt really uncomfortable after that." Polanco wound up striking out. "Thats the second time hes caught a ball thrown behind a hitter this year," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "I dont know how you do that." Walker and Garrett Jones each drove in two runs for Pittsburgh. By the time Koehler had thrown five pitches, the Pirates were up 1-0. Starling Marte smacked a double just to the inside of the third-base bag on Koehlers second pitch, and three offerings later, Walker hit a ball to nearly the same spot to open the scoring. Jones blooped a double into short left to make it 2-0, and McKenry got one under Polancos glove and into right for the third run. "I thought as a whole group, we swung the bat really well," McKenry said. "The bullpen came in and just shut the door tonight. It was fun." It was the third time Koehler allowed at least three first-inning runs in six starts, but Miami clawed back. Stanton doubled to bring Yelich home and start what became a three-run third for Miami. One batter later, Morrison looped a soft single into left, and Stanton read it correctly, taking off almost on contact and scoring easily. Polanco added a single to bring Morrison home and get the Marlins within a run, but they got no closer. NOTES: The Marlins said right-hander Kevin Slowey (right forearm) is heading to the disabled list, with a corresponding move coming Sunday. ... Pirates SS Jordy Mercers 11-game hitting streak ended. ... Sundays pitching matchup pits a pair of stellar rookies, with All-Star Jose Fernandez (6-5, 2.74) going for Miami against Pittsburghs Gerrit Cole (5-3, 3.51). ... Pirates players signed Fridays scorecard as a gift for Marlins rookie Jake Marisnick, who got his first career hit in that game. ... Marlins closer Steve Cishek has converted 16 straight save chances. "Couldnt get him in the game the first two months and now hes pitching a lot, which is great," Redmond said. Luke Falk Womens Jersey . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. 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Richmond have emerged from a week of turmoil to score a pressure-relieving 15-point win over Collingwood at the MCG.The Pies looked set to break Tiger hearts when they edged in front late in the final term on Friday night, but Damien Hardwicks embattled side dug deep to score a gutsy 14.8 (92) to 11.11 (77) victory in front of 49,122 fans.The Tigers were beaten from pillar to post in the media after their 88-point drubbing by Greater Western Sydney in round 19, and the calls for change appeared set to intensify when they conceded the first four goals of the game.Collingwood smashed Richmond 13-3 in clearances in the first quarter to lead by 14 points at the first break, and another week of yellow-and-black headlines loomed.But they showedd the sort of spirit they have too often lacked this season to eke out a six-point lead at halftime that became a 12-point advantage at the final break. Cyber Monday Titans Jerseys. Pies skipper Scott Pendlebury looked set to drag his side over line when he kicked the first goal of the last quarter, but he limped out of the game soon after with an ankle injury that proved costly.A goal to James Aish put Collingwood back in front with less than 10 minutes left, but Dustin Martin, who finished with a game-high 34 possessions, was important as the Tigers held their nerve to kick the last three goals to secure the much-needed win. NFL T-shirts From China Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Gear Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 

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