Morton strong with arm, bat as Bucs down Marlins

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Updated: August 7, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Charlie Morton worked seven effective
innings and drove in a run, as Pittsburgh dumped Miami, 4-2, in the middle
test of a three-game set.

Morton (4-3) gave up two runs one six hits with five strikeouts, and his
fifth-inning single tied the score one batter before the deciding run came
home.

Mark Melancon tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his seventh save.

Andrew McCutchen homered and Pedro Alvarez drove in the other run for the
Pirates, who have taken the first two in the series and 13 of their
last 18 overall.

Donovan Solano contributed an RBI single for the Marlins, losers in four
straight and six of nine.

Tom Koehler (3-7) lasted five frames in defeat, charged with seven runs and
three hits, despite fanning eight.