MIAMI (KDKA/AP) — The Pirates dropped their second game in a row, losing 6-0 to the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night.
The Bucs (8-10) were unable to get any offense going on Ricky Nolasco who gave up just four hits and threw eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Charlie Morton (2-1) allowed 10 hits and six runs over five innings, bringing his ERA to 3.33.
Chris Coghlan drove in three runs, two of them on a second-inning infield single. Emilio Bonifacio had two hits and scored from second on Coghlan’s slow roller to highlight a four-run Florida second.
Nolasco (2-0) walked one and threw 66 of his 96 pitches for strikes for the Marlins, who have won five of their last six.
Matt Diaz had two of Pittsburgh’s five hits, including a double.
Meantime, Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been allowed to leave the team while tending to a personal matter.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle declined to reveal any specifics of McCutchen’s situation, nor did he say when he will return to the club.