Volquez's bid for second straight no-hitter ends quickly

Volquez's bid for second straight no-hitter ends quickly

Volquez's bid for second straight no-hitter ends quickly

Jordy Mercer hit a tying two-run triple in the eighth and John Jaso followed with a go-ahead double, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Miami Marlins 7-6 on Saturday. Miami totaled eleven hits and a walk with Derek Dietrich going solo while JT Realmuto homered and drove in three.

The Miami Marlins slugger was struck by a Trevor Williams 96 miles per hour fastball during the first inning of the game and had to exit the contest with a wrist contusion.

Johnny Vander Meer remains the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters, doing so in 1938 for the Cincinnati Reds.

The Pirates are struggling on the mound and watched starters Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow combining to allow 14 runs - 13 earned - in 8 2/3 innings over the first two games of the series.

Pittsburgh rallied from three deficits, including after Miami opened with a three-run first.

Cole allowed seven runs on 11 hits in just 4.2 innings.

Stanton took a 95.3-mph fastball off the hand in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, hopping around in pain before heading to first base.

That was the analysis both Cole and manager Clint Hurdle offered after Cole's fourth straight ugly start Thursday in a 7-1 loss to the Miami Marlins.

The Pirates recalled right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Cole threw 66 of 94 pitches for strikes (70%) as he walked one and struck out five, and had eight groundouts to go with a single fly out, but almost everything in the air went for a hit. Glasnow has lost his last two outings, allowing nine runs in 10 innings.

Marlins: LHP Justin Nicolino (left index finger contusion) is scheduled to make a start for Class A Jupiter on Tuesday.

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon will return to the starting rotation next week against Colorado, just a month removed from being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Williams has been immune to the Pirates' pitching woes of late and allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last five turns.

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