Michael McKenry had a big night at the plate, but also tweaked his knee. (Photo by: David Hague)

The Pirates had some unlikely heroes step up in tonight's 7-4 win over the Miami Marlins.

The offense was led by Michael McKenry. That's the same Michael McKenry who Pirates fans have wanted demoted in favor of Tony Sanchez for most of the last two months. It's the same McKenry that had just three hits from May 30th to July 20th. Tonight McKenry had four hits, which is a career high. He brought in two of the runs. In the last week he is 7-for-13, including tonight's game.

"I think he's continued to work to try and find something to give him a better opportunity to compete with sporadic playing time," Clint Hurdle said. "One of the things he's talked about and we've worked on is almost ...

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