8 Late Runs Beat the Pirates
The Marlins scored 8 runs late, to beat the Pirates 8-7. Preston Wilson continued his assault on the team record book by hitting a pinch hit 2-run home run which gave the Marlins the lead for good. Wilson’s 19th home run, a team rookie record, was also his 3rd pinch hit home run of the season, another team record. Antonio Alfonseca struck out the side in the 9th, his eight save in as many chances this season. The win guaranteed the team its first winning month since the September 1997.