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Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:47
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 MIAMI (AP) -Scott Olsen struck out his first five batters and finished with 10, one shy of his career high, as the Florida Marlins defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-7 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Mike Jacobs and Hanley Ramirez each had three of Florida's 15 hits, and Matt Treanor hit a two-run homer, his first since June 20 last year off Baltimore's Daniel Cabrera.
Florida led 5-0 after two innings and 8-2 before Pittsburgh scored five runs in the seventh.
Adam LaRoche had a two-run homer for the Pirates, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Olsen (6-6) gave up five runs and seven hits in six-plus innings, becoming the first Marlins pitcher to start a game with five strikeouts. His career strikeout high was set in a 4-1 win over the Pirates in Miami on July 21, 2006.
Kevin Gregg gave up a single to Freddy Sanchez leading off the ninth, then got three straight outs for his 15th save in 15 opportunities.
Zach Duke (3-7) allowed six runs and 12 hits in four innings, dropping to 1-2 in six June starts.
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