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Marlins Complete Sweep of Pirates

The Marlins finished off a huge sweep of the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Sunday

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    Jose Urena improved to 2-4 on the season with the win

    The Miami Marlins completed a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday with a 3-2 win.

    The sweep puts Miami 1.5 games ahead of the Pirates in the Wild Card standings. Pittsburgh had entered the series with a lead over the Marlins. Both teams remain behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot.

    Jose Urena picked up with the win with a solid start. Urena lasted six innings and only allowed a pair of runs on four hits. The right-hander struck out three and walked one to improve to 2-4 on the season. Urena has been productive for Miami since returning from AAA New Orleans.

    A.J. Ramos was activated from the disabled list and pitched in the eighth inning of the win. Ramos had a 1-2-3 inning and it remains to be seen if he will regain the closer's role in the near future. Manager Don Mattingly opted to stick with Fernando Rodney for the save opportunity in this win. Rodney converted the save for a third straight game and now has 24 saves on the year.

    Christian Yelich got Miami on the board early with a first inning home run. The homer was the 15th of the season for Yelich who now has 72 runs batted in this year.

    The Marlins will be off on Monday before beginning a series on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals.