Rowdy Tellez homers as the Pirates beat the Marlins 9-7 in 10 innings for 4-game series sweep

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Oneil Cruz is congratulated by teammates after he scored against the Miami Marlins during the 10th inning of a baseball game Sunday, March 31, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Rhona Wise)

MIAMI (AP) — Oneil Cruz raced home on Jason Delay’s bunt in the 10th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 9-7 for a four-game sweep of their season-opening series. Cruz opened the 10th on second as a pinch runner for Rowdy Tellez. He advanced to third when reliever Tanner Scott committed an error on Alika Williams’ sacrifice attempt. Delay then sent another bunt toward first and Cruz beat first baseman Jake Burger’s throw to the plate. Ke’Bryan Hayes reached on a two-out infield single and Michael A. Taylor gave Pittsburgh a 9-7 lead with a bases-loaded walk.

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