Brad Penny pitched 7 innings allowing 3 runs while striking out 3 as the Marlins hammered the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-5. Eight different Marlins had 2 hits, Cliff Floyd, Preston Wilson, Mike Lowell, and Chris Clapinski all had 2 RBIs. Last season, the Marlins did not win their 9th game until May 11, 1999, their 33rd game.