MIAMI -- Steven Brault has shown flashes of being an above-average major-league pitcher in the past. The problem was he could never maintain them for sustained success.
Brault, though, may finally be turning the corner.
The left-hander pitched six innings Friday night and combined with relievers Michael Feliz, Clay Holmes and Richard Rodriguez on a nine-hit shutout, as the Pirates routed the Marlins 11-0 in the opener of a three-game series at Marlins Park. You can read about the game here.