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7:05 PM ET, April 21, 2008
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH (ESPN.com news services) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are paying Matt Morris $10 million to anchor their starting rotation, or nearly half of Florida's $22 million payroll. So far, the Marlins are getting a much bigger payoff for their bucks than the Pirates are.
The hits just keep on coming for Nate McLouth. The Pirates center fielder singled in the eighth inning on Monday to extend his season-long hitting streak to 19 games. That marks the third longest hit streak to start a season by a National Leaguer in the last 35 years.
The five-game season series between the two teams ends Tuesday night.Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Regular Season Series
|FLA||2nd||M Rabelo hit sacrifice fly to left, M Jacobs scored.||1||0|
|FLA||2nd||A Amezaga hit a ground rule double to left, J Cantu scored.||2||0|
|FLA||2nd||H Ramirez homered to left, A Amezaga scored.||4||0|
|2nd||R Paulino singled to right, X Nady scored.||4||1|
|2nd||M Morris singled to left center, R Paulino scored, C Gomez to third.||4||2|
|FLA||3rd||J Willingham homered to left, J Hermida scored.||6||2|
|FLA||3rd||M Rabelo singled to center, J Cantu scored.||7||2|
|FLA||4th||J Hermida singled to right, M Hendrickson scored.||8||2|
|FLA||5th||M Hendrickson singled to left, M Rabelo scored, A Amezaga to second.||9||2|
|FLA||6th||D Uggla homered to right center.||10||2|
|8th||X Nady singled to left, N McLouth and B Bixler scored, F Sanchez to second.||10||4|
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|Stadium||PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA|
|Attendance||8,444 (22% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||66 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Laz Diaz, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Scott Barry|