Snell Strikes Out 10 for Pirates

McLouth, Nady supply the offense for Pittsburgh against Florida
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2008 5:52 PM CDT
Florida Marlins' Jorge Cantu, right, slides safely past Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Gomez with a stolen base in the eighth inning in Miami, Sunday, April 6, 2008. The Pirates won 9-2.    (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)
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(Newser) – Ian Snell struck out 10 in six innings and Xavier Nady homered to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Florida Marlins 9-2 on Sunday. Nate McLouth had three hits and scored three runs for Pittsburgh, which finished with 15 hits. Chris Gomez went 3-for-4. Nady's two-run homer off Taylor Tankersley highlighted a four-run eighth.

Marlins starter Rick VandenHurk (0-1) lasted only 2 1-3 innings, allowing four runs and six hits. The Pirates chased VandenHurk when they sent nine batters to the plate during a four-run third inning. McLouth had an RBI double and Ryan Doumit singled in Luis Rivas to make it 2-0. VandenHurk left the game after issuing a bases-loaded walk with one out.