Series: Game 3 of 3

Florida won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, May 12
Game 2: Saturday, May 13
Game 3: Sunday, May 14

Marlins 8

(11-24, 8-10 away)

Pirates 2

(11-27, 8-10 home)

    1:35 PM ET, May 14, 2006

    PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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    FLA 350000000 8 10 0
    PIT 000000020 2 10 0

    W: B. Moehler (1-4)

    L: I. Snell (2-3)

    Marlins, Pirates meet in rubber match

    Florida (10-24) at Pittsburgh (11-26) 1:35 pm EDT

    PITTSBURGH (Ticker) - Brian Moehler seeks his first win of the year when the Florida Marlins face the Pittsburgh Pirates in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday.

    Moehler (0-4, 9.76 ERA) will be on the mound for the Marlins. The 34-year-old righthander lost his last decision with a 10-2 setback to Atlanta on Tuesday in which he gave up seven runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

    In six starts against the Pirates, Moehler has a 2-3 record with a 5.72 ERA.

    Pittsburgh will counter with righthander Ian Snell (2-2, 4.65), who will be making his debut against Florida. In his last outing, a 3-0 victory over Arizona on Tuesday, Snell worked seven innings while yielding five hits and one walk.

    The Pirates opened the series with a 12-9 triumph on Friday behind four RBI from Jason Bay. On Saturday, the Marlins posted a 4-3 win, thanks to the stellar pitching of Scott Olsen, who struck out nine while allowing three runs and six hits in six frames. Miguel Cabrera and Hanley Ramirez had run-scoring hits.

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    Gameday Matchup

    Current StreakW1W2
    Last 103-72-8

    Pitching Matchup

    B. Moehler
    7-11, 6.57 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/29 at FLA
    3.1 IP, 7 ER
    Dec = Loss
    I. Snell
    14-11, 4.74 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/26 at PIT
    5.0 IP, 4 ER
    Dec = Loss

    Gameday Lineups

    1. H. Ramirez, SS J. Bautista, 3B
    2. D. Uggla, 2B C. Duffy, CF
    3. M. Cabrera, 3B F. Sanchez, SS
    4. J. Willingham, LF J. Bay, LF
    5. J. Borchard, RF J. Burnitz, RF
    6. M. Jacobs, 1B C. Wilson, 1B
    7. M. Olivo, C J. Castillo, 2B
    8. E. Reed, CF H. Cota, C
    9. B. Moehler, P I. Snell, P