PITTSBURGH — 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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