Pirates Rally After Disputed Call, End Skid
Nady's two-run single the difference in 3-2 squeaker vs. Florida
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2008 9:58 PM CDT
Pittsburgh Pirates closer Matt Capps pitches in the ninth inning against the Florida Marlins.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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(Newser) – Xavier Nady's two-run single completed a three-run Pirates comeback after a questionable call apparently cost them a run in the sixth inning, and Pittsburgh ended a six-game losing streak by beating Florida 3-2. Paul Maholm (1-2) limited the Marlins to one run and four hits over six innings, ending a six-game, 11.38-ERA slide for Pittsburgh's starters.

The Marlins' three-game winning streak was also halted. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco (1-2) allowed only one hit over five shutout innings and appeared to get a break in the sixth when second base umpire Scott Barry called Nate McLouth out at second on a steal attempt. TV replays showed McLouth on the base before he was tagged.