MIAMI — Alex Sanabia was scratched due to elbow stiffness, so the Marlins will start Jorge Sosa, which probably will lead to The Night of a Thousand Relievers at Sun Life Stadium. Charlie Morton — who has not lost in his past four starts! — will make his 17th and final start of the season for the Bucs.
»»» Pedro Alvarez is raking. El Toro has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 16 — which ties him with Buster Posey for second among all major league rookies this year. It’s the most homers by a Pirates rookie third baseman. The last Pirates third baseman, rookie or vet, to hit this many homers in a year was Aramis Ramirez, who clubbed 17 in 2002.
Lineups for tonight’s game:
Pirates (57-103) – 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Jose Tabata lf, 3. Neil Walker 2b, 4. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 5. Garrett Jones 1b, 6. John Bowker rf, 7. Ronny Cedeno ss, 8. Chris Snyder c, 9. Charlie Morton (2-11, 7.94) rhp
Marlins (78-82) – 1. Emil Bonifacio cf, 2. Ozzie Martinez ss, 3. Logan Morrison lf, 4. Dan Uggla 2b, 5. Gaby Sanchez 1b, 6. Mike Stanton rf, 7. Chad Tracy 3b, 8. Chris Hatcher c, 9. Jorge Sosa (2-3, 5.23) rhp