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Fish ride Bour's hot bat to finale win vs. Bucs

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MIAMI -- A rough April ended with a career game for Justin Bour. The left-handed-hitting first baseman, who had just one multi-hit game all month,had four hits Sunday -- including a two-run home run -- and drove in six in the Marlins' 10-3 comeback victory over the Pirates at Marlins Park.

The four hits and six RBIs are career highs for Bour, and the 10 runs were a season high for Miami, which snapped its season-worst four-game losing streak.

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MIAMI -- A rough April ended with a career game for Justin Bour. The left-handed-hitting first baseman, who had just one multi-hit game all month,had four hits Sunday -- including a two-run home run -- and drove in six in the Marlins' 10-3 comeback victory over the Pirates at Marlins Park.

The four hits and six RBIs are career highs for Bour, and the 10 runs were a season high for Miami, which snapped its season-worst four-game losing streak.

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Video: PIT@MIA: Bour drives in six runs on four hits

"It was really just a matter of time for Justin to break out, before he did something like this," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

Bour is just the sixth Marlins' player with at least four hits and six RBIs in a game, the last being Gaby Sanchez (four hits, six RBIs) on June 11, 2010, at Tampa Bay.

"I think a lot of the success I had today was because of the guys in front of me," said Bour, who finished 4-for-5. "I came up in really good situations. [Marcell] Ozuna, first at-bat after the double, and bases loaded, so for me it was just capitalizing on really good opportunities because my team did some good work in front of me."

Pirates right-hander Chad Kuhl left the game in the fifth inning after being struck on the right knee by Dee Gordon's comebacker. Kuhl attempted to keep going, and threw a few warmup tosses before the decision was made to go to the bullpen. According to Statcast™, Gordon's liner had an exit velocity of 95.2 mph.

Video: PIT@MIA: Kuhl leaves game after being hit with ball

Josh Bell's two-run homer highlighted a three-run first inning for the Pirates off Tom Koehler, who threw 35 pitches in the frame, and made it through four innings.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Pair of doubles: Blanked 4-0 on three hits on Saturday, the Marlins hadn't scored in 11 consecutive innings before they got on the board in the second inning Sunday. At the time, the Pirates were ahead by three runs, and the Marlins' offense had been scuffling, not scoring more than two runs in four consecutive games. Ozuna led off with a double, then scored on Bour's double.

"Obviously, we've been having trouble putting runs on the board," Mattingly said. "The fact that we're able to get down three and kind of chip away and get close, and kind of break it open, was really good for us."

Stranded in the fifth: After seeing their three-run lead shrink to one, the Pirates had a chance to tack on some insurance runs in the fifth inning. They had a threat brewing after Bell singled with one out and stole second off Dustin McGowan. Miami intentionally walked Gregory Polanco with two outs, and John Jaso walked to load the bases. In a pivotal showdown, McGowan retired Jordy Mercer on a soft pop foul to third.

"We walked Polanco, and I'm just trying to make a choice between Jaso and Polanco," Mattingly said. "[Mercer] was a big out for us."

QUOTABLE
"I don't know how big his house is, but he may need a lot of wall space for that one. I'm sure he has a lot of memorabilia of his career hanging. So, maybe he just has a private house for Ichy memories." -- Koehler, on the 8 1/2 foot-by-four-foot collage the Marlins presented Ichiro Suzuki with to honor his 3,000th MLB hit

Video: PIT@MIA: Marlins honor Ichiro with pregame portrait

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Martin Prado extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the seventh inning.

THAT'S A HIKE
Pirates catcher John Bormann made his Major League debut as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. Called up from Class A Advanced Bradenton only hours before the game, Bormann made the roughly 200-mile drive in time to strike out swinging on five pitches.

WHAT'S NEXT
Pirates: Gerrit Cole takes the mound for the Pirates as they open a four-game series in Cincinnati at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday. He is coming off his longest outing of the season, seven innings against the Cubs during which he allowed just two hits and one unearned run while striking out eight.

Marlins: The annual Citrus Series with the Rays starts Monday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Marlins Park. The Rays are in South Florida for two games, before the clubs play two at Tampa Bay beginning Wednesday. On Monday night, Wei-Yin Chen (2-1, 4.71) gets the nod for Miami. Jake Odorizzi is expected to go for Tampa Bay.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami.