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Taillon continues dominance on road

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MIAMI -- Even in his shortest stint this season, Jameson Taillon still impressed and continued to dominate on the road in the Pirates' 12-2 win over the Marlins in the first game of a three-game series at Marlins Park. 

Taillon went five innings, allowing five hits and one run. He struck out four and walked two. He didn't give up a hit until the third inning when Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria led off with a triple and scored on a Martin Prado single.

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MIAMI -- Even in his shortest stint this season, Jameson Taillon still impressed and continued to dominate on the road in the Pirates' 12-2 win over the Marlins in the first game of a three-game series at Marlins Park. 

Taillon went five innings, allowing five hits and one run. He struck out four and walked two. He didn't give up a hit until the third inning when Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria led off with a triple and scored on a Martin Prado single.

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It was the first earned run that Taillon has allowed on the road in three starts this season, which covers a span of 19 innings. He is now 2-0 away from PNC Park, winning his last two outings, including a 6-1 decision over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 16. He went seven innings in that one, yielding just an unearned run.

He got a no-decision in seven innings of shutout ball at Boston on April 5.

"I'm still so new and fresh up here that I'm still trying to establish myself and kind of cement myself as a big leaguer," Taillon said. "I still have a lot to prove up here."

Taillon threw 95 pitches (58 strikes) but it resulted in his earliest exit since a four-inning outing on June 19 of last season at Chicago. Taillon gave up eight hits, including three homers, and yielded four runs in a loss to the Cubs.

"Part of that is my fault," Taillon said of his relatively high pitch count over five innings. "Fell behind a couple guys, had a couple of long ABs. I threw a couple of good pitches that they spoiled. But at the end of the day, a couple of walks, couple of fall-behind counts probably contributed to it."

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Pirates on Friday.

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