Brian Moran faces brother Colin in major league debut

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Marlins pitcher Brian Moran made his major league debut on Thursday evening against the Pirates. He took over for Elieser Hernández to begin the fourth inning. After getting Bryan Reynolds to ground out, he became part of history as his brother — Pirates infielder Colin Moran — stepped to the plate. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time since 1900 brothers faced each other in one’s major league debut.

Colin worked a 3-1 count but Brian won the battle. Colin fouled off a pitch for strike two before taking a slider for strike three.