MIAMI (AP) -- Trailing by a run in the eighth inning, the Miami Marlins figured they were poised for another comeback victory, especially when they put runners at the corners with one out.
"The way we're going right now, I would put all my money on we're going to get a hit right there," manager Ozzie Guillen said.
Instead, the Pittsburgh Pirates snuffed the rally and held on, ending a streak of eight consecutive losses against the Marlins by winning 3-2 Monday.
The Marlins came from behind in the ninth for walkoff victories Friday and Sunday against the New York Mets. But they fell behind in the sixth against Pittsburgh, and three Pirates relievers combined to shut out Miami over the final three innings.
The Marlins had two on with one out in the eighth, but Jason Grilli struck out Logan Morrison and got Giancarlo Stanton to pop out.
"In the eighth we had a pretty good opportunity," Guillen said. "We couldn't come through."
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