Alcantara, Marlins top Pirates to end 8-game losing skid

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Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar, right, is greeted by manager Don Mattingly as he walks off the field following a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 6, 2021. The Marlins won 3-1.

Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar, right, is greeted by manager Don Mattingly as he walks off the field following a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 6, 2021. The Marlins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sandy Alcantara cruised through eight innings, ending the Miami Marlins’ longest losing streak in six years at eight games with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jesus Aguilar hit a long solo home run and added a sacrifice fly for Miami.

Alcantara gave up one run and six hits, striking out six.

The right-hander allowed a leadoff double to Adam Frazier in the eighth, but retired the next three batters to finish his outing.

The Marlins last lost eight straight in 2015.

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