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Long ball lifts Pirates over D-backs

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John Bowker, Andrew McCutchen both go deep as Pirates notch win

Pirates 9 - Diamondbacks 6
John Bowker went 3 for 4 with his first home run for the Pirates, James McDonald extended his scoreless streak to 20 innings before giving up two runs and Pittsburgh beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-6. Andrew McCutchen also homered, his 15th, and Chris Snyder went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Pirates.

W: J. McDonald (4-5)
L: B. Enright (6-5)

On the hill: James McDonald kept Arizona off the board for the first five innings--giving him 20 straight scoreless frames--before giving up a pair runs in the fifth. He struck out 6 and allowed 4 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings. Daniel McCutchen gave up 3 runs in an inning-and-a-third and Evan Meek also allowed a run. Chan Ho Park pitched a scoreless eighth to lower his ERA to 3.72.

In the box: Snyder and Bowker had three hits, McCutchen and Bowker homered, and Jose Tabata had 2 hits. McCutchen, Bowker and Neil Walker each had 2 RBI. Ryan Church and Kelly Johnson homered for the D-backs.

On the bases: Andrew McCutchen was caught stealing for the 10th time.

In the field: Ronny Cedeno committed a throwing error, his 12th. The Pirates turned one double play.

Up next: The Pirates go for the sweeo Sunday at 1:35. Zach Duke (7-14, 5.78 ERA) gets another chanve to snap out of his funk when he faces Daniel Hudson (6-1, 1.67 ERA). 

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