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PITTSBURGH -- For 20 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates couldnt win. Cheap New Balance Shoes . Now, it seems they cannot lose. Russell Martins pinch-hit single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Pirates over the Miami Marlins 5-4 Thursday for their fifth straight win. Martin delivered his fourth game-ending hit at PNC Park this year for the NL Central leaders. The Pirates swept the three-game series and improved to 70-44, the best record in the majors. Miami lost a 4-0 lead and fell for the fifth time in a row. "Were like the Miami Heat," Pittsburgh star centre fielder Andrew McCutchen said. "We play better in the second half of games." Pittsburgh has had 20 consecutive losing seasons, a major North American professional sports record. "Its been so much fun," Pirates second baseman Neil Walker said. "It seems like its somebody different every day thats been the hero." Josh Harrison opened the 10th with a single off Steve Ames (0-1) and took second on Clint Barmes sacrifice bunt. After Jose Tabata bounced out and Starling Marte was intentionally walked, Martin batted for Jared Hughes (2-2) and grounded a single down the left-field line. "I like those situations," Martin said. "Some people would say they are pressure situations, but I dont look at it that way. There is a heightened focus for me when the game is on the line and I feel more relaxed because of it. I feel I perform better with the game on the line." It was the Pirates 28th comeback win. "Its just our mindset," Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. "Offensively, we know weve got some work to do and areas to improve on, but were long on guts. We keep playing to the end and grinding out at-bats. Weve shown the resolve to play out some big opportunities." Walker had three hits and two RBIs for Pittsburgh and Marte had two hits. McCutchen was scratched from the starting lineup because of discomfort in his right shoulder, but singled as a pinch-hitter in the seventh. Marlins rookie Christian Yelich had three hits, including his first major league homer. Starters Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole each lasted only five innings, and neither touted rookie was sharp. Fernandez gave up two runs and five hits for Miami while walking four and striking out five. He had a combined 27 strikeouts in his previous two starts. "Honestly I was nervous really from about the second inning on because I knew he didnt have his great stuff and you could see he was really having to work hard out there to throw strikes and get ahead of hitters," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Not that they hit him hard -- because they didnt -- but you could just see he was having to throw a lot of pitches to finish guys and they did a good job of that, of kind of battling him," he said. Cole allowed four runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts. He is winless in seven starts since winning the first four starts of his career. Four Pirates relievers then combined for five scoreless innings. "Its a real luxury to have the type of bullpen we have," Cole said. "I feel bad because I hung them out to dry but they did a great job." The Pirates tied the score at 4 in the seventh on sacrifice flies by Walker and pinch-hitter Gaby Sanchez. They had drawn within 4-2 in the fifth on consecutive RBI singles by Walker and Pedro Alvarez. Miami built a 4-0 lead by scoring twice in the first and fifth innings. Giancarlo Stanton drove in the games first run with a double and scored on Placido Polancos single, then Yelich hit a two-run homer in the fifth. "Youve had a few at bats now and you know youre waiting for it to come," Yelich said, "but its one of those things that you cant force it and start pressing for it because if you do that it can take you out of your game and it snowballs on you real quick. It was nice to get that first one but it would have felt a little better if we could have come up with a W." 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The 15th-ranked Canadian men lost the opening two games of their European tour: 19-15 to No. 17 Georgia and 21-20 to No. VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Rihanna headlined the Made in America music festival in Philadelphia last month, and some of the national champion Villanova Wildcats wanted to go.The Wildcat who runs this town tonight -- and maybe forever -- just felt like staying home.Kris Jenkins needed a break from the fans who know him as Big Smooth. He just needed peace.Could it be, Jenkins bigger than Jay Z?In this town, teammate Josh Hart said, laughing, definitely.Hart made the show and bumped into fans who suddenly recognized the Wildcats, not just because they were the big men on the Main Line campus, but because of their increased visibility as the reigning NCAA national champions.Hart cant blame Jenkins for his desire to keep a low profile.Ill go out there and Ill get stopped a couple of times, Hart said. Im just like, Im happy Kris isnt out here. If Im with Kris, Im not going to be able to go nowhere.Jenkins is no longer just another Big East forward likely to be forgotten by all except to the programs diehards fans. He is the big man on campus. The Big Shot. He is the reason the Wildcats will raise a national championship banner in a ceremony Friday night at the Pavilion.His 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Wildcats to a 77-74 victory over North Carolina and the national championship.Jenkins joined Christian Laettner, Lorenzo Charles, Michael Jordan and Keith Smart on the March Madness highlight reel of greatest game-winners in tournament history.When it first happened, I watched it a couple of times, Jenkins said. Recently, I havent really watched it. Just trying to put it behind us and put that shot behind me.Put the shot behind him?Good luck with that.Jenkins timely 3 led him to the White House and the red carpet at the ESPYs.President Barack Obama made the traditional winners phone call to coach Jay Wright and said, Congratulate all of them, and tell Jenkins that he looked pretty cool out there taking that shot. Obama singled out Jenkins again when the team visited the White House and referenced him by his Big Smooth nickname. Of all the stars, athletes and other celebrities Jenkins met this summer, Obama left an imprint.President Obama was probably the only star-struck one, Jenkins said.But other All-Stars wowed Jenkins.Charles Barkley. DeAndre Jordan. Reggie Miller. All those guys, he said. That was pretty cool, too.Hartt attended the ESPYs and introduced himself to famous athletes and A-listers, finding polite greetings on the other end. Cheap New Balance 574 Shoes. But even the big shots knew Jenkins.I am an ant in their world, Hart said. Kris Jenkins, he dont really have to announce himself too much.He introduced himself to the college basketball world in April.The shot that made him famous came on a play Villanova practiced daily: Jenkins made the inbounds pass to guard Ryan Arcidiacono. He worked it up court and forward Daniel Ochefu set a pick near halfcourt to clutter things up, then Arcidiacono got set for the feed.Arcidiacono, cut this week by the San Antonio Spurs, made an underhanded flip to Jenkins, who spotted up a pace or two behind the arc and swished it with Carolinas Isaiah Hicks running at him.I was running hard enough to get close to him and get in his vision so he could see me and hear me, Jenkins said. I had to sprint pretty far because he had a little head start on me. I think Ive got a pretty good voice so the yells were pretty good.Wright calmly mouthed, Bang. Game over.Life changed a little bit, Jenkins said.Jenkins kept his sneakers from the game -- though Hart has tried prying them away for his collection.Hes not letting me get nothing, Hart said. I want a pair of compression shorts or something. A sock. I want to get something signed.Wright has talked with Jenkins about how to handle the popularity that smacked the humble senior out of Maryland.Anywhere he goes, everybody knows who he is, Wright said. Even everywhere I go, they ask me about him.Jenkins, who averaged 13.6 points last year, downplayed the shot.Im humbled by it, the 22-year-old said. Im just ready to go for the upcoming year.The Wildcats will raise the banner and former coach Rollie Massimino will attend to also raise a new and modern 1985 championship banner.Expect the loudest ovation to be saved for Jenkins.Im low key, so I dont really get caught up in being a star, or being what people say is a star, or the guy, he said. 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