The Pirates and Marlins went through a back and forth battle before Miami’s Placido Polanco singled and brought home Donovan Solano in a bases loaded situation to put Miami up 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The bottom of the seventh led to another run for the Marlins after Giancarlo Stanton homered to left-centerfield to make it 2-0 Miami.
The Pirates had one last chance to attempt to get back into the game when Andrew McCutchen singled in the top of the ninth with two out. Pedro Alvarez kept the Pirates alive with another single, which put McCutchen in scoring position. Jose Tabata took the plate, pinch-hitting for Jeanmar Gomez, but failed to bring the run in after he grounded out to second and the Pirates dropped the opener 2-0.