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Marlins 5, Pirates 2:

Pinch-hitter Rich Renteria's two-run triple in the seventh inning helped host Florida beat Pittsburgh for its first sweep of a four-game series. The victory _ their fourth straight and eighth in nine games _ gave the Marlins (30-31) sole possession of fourth place in the East. After his triple broke a 2-2 tie, Renteria scored on Chuck Carr's sacrifice fly to make a winner of Ryan Bowen (4-6). Bryan Harvey struck out the last two batters for his 19th save _ tying him with three other bullpen aces for the league lead.


Major-league pitchers who have lost 19 or more consecutive games:

National League

23: Cliff Curtis, Boston, June 13, 1910 through May 22, 1911. (Lost 18 in 1910, five in 1911.)

21: Anthony Young, New York, April 28, 1992 through June 13, 1993. (Lost 14 in 1992, seven in 1993.)

American League

19: Robert Groom, Washington, June 19-Sept. 25, 1909.

19: John Nabors, Philadelphia, April 28-Sept. 28, 1916.