MIAMI (AP) – Christian Yelich hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night to win the four-game series.
Yelich doubled to deep right-center field off A.J. Schugel (1-2) with two outs in the ninth to score Martin Prado from first without a throw home and tie the game at 3.
Nick Wittgren (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings in relief and struck out three to earn his first career victory.
Yelich’s hit was the first for the Marlins since the fourth inning.
Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, scored a run, stole a base, and had two impressive defensive plays in center field for the Marlins. He has 2,965 career hits moving into sole possession of 31st on MLB’s all-time hit list.
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