Díaz homer in 10th lifts Marlins, denies Pirates sweep

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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Max Kranick (45) throws against the Miami Marlins during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Max Kranick (45) throws against the Miami Marlins during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)

MIAMI (AP) — Lewin Díaz led off the bottom of the 10th with a two-run homer off Chad Kuhl, and the Miami Marlins beat Pittsburgh 6-5 to deny the Pirates what would have been their first series sweep this season.

Díaz’s drive off Kuhl bounced off the façade in right-center for his first game-ending home run of his big league career.

In a see-saw game, Hoy Park put Pittsburgh ahead with a two-run homer in the ninth off Dylan Floro, and Bryan De La Cruz hit a tying single against Chris Stratton with two outs in the bottom half.

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