Pierre's power helps Marlins even series
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A day after going 0-for-4 in a 2-0 loss, Pierre had four hits, drove in three runs and scored three times in Florida's 9-5 win over the
With Pierre and
"You know, the first two guys in our lineup are the catalysts really," said
It was the
"We gave him (Ponson) a lead, then they came back," said
Florida fell behind 4-1 in the fourth inning, but Pierre singled in a run during a three-run fifth. After the
"It was very important, there's no question about it,"
For Pierre it was another game that validated his incredible regular season performance. He established five single-season records in his first year with the
"Getting down 4-1, I think they were confident that they were going to get us again," said Pierre. "But then we got guys on, guys moving around, beating them with hits, singles and doubles, put the pressure on them, and kept the pressure on them every inning. We didn't just have the one big inning, we scored innings after that, and I think that was big."