PHOENIX: Pavin Smith and Dalton Warshaw hit a series of homers in the seventh inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates three games 6-4 on Wednesday.
Diamondboxes have won their 30th game of the season against an MLP-worst 68 defeats and the best win of the fourth season in a row. They went on to win four games from April 18-22, including three games in Cincinnati, the only previous win of the season.
With a draw in Game 4, Smith welcomed Duane Underwood Jr. (2-3) in the right-handers with his ninth home. Warsaw continued with its second season, destroying the interior fence to the right.
Warsaw, playing in the center field after Tuesday night’s favorite, took two runs and started the fourth.
All-Star Brian Reynolds has three wins for the Pirates.
After the Pirates mounted three singles bases against Joe Mandypley, Bret de Cues (2-0) forced John Nokovsky into seventh. But de Cues retired Jacob Stallings in the double game.
Joachim Soria retired from ninth place for his sixth saving for the Diamondback.
Madison Bumkarner went five innings for Arizona in his second start since coming off the injured list (left shoulder inflammation). He hit one, nothing happened, and threw 79 pitches. He allowed three runs, including one he earned.
Max Chronic, playing on his 24th birthday, started after being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to Pittsburgh earlier in the week. He lasted three plus innings, conceding seven wins and four runs.
The Pirates, who have been knocked out for the 10th time this season, have lost four straights. That streak started Sunday, with the New York Mets losing 6-0 to 7-6 after an innings.
Bumcorner benefited from a pair of plays early in the game. L.F. David Perralda left a home from Stallings with a catch that bounced off the wall in the second inning. In third place, 3B Eduardo Escobar knocked down Nokovsky at the diving stop and knocked him out to prevent him from scoring a run.
Prior to the game, Diamondboxes reappointed RHP Tyler Clipboard from the 60-day injury list. The senior reliever was out of the spring training for the senior shoulder sprain. He pulled off a sixth inning, allowing a Stallings one leadoff punt single and retiring the next three, finishing off Jared Oliva.
To make the list, Arizona chose RHP JB Bukaskas for the Triple-A Renault. RHP Die Dies demanded a discount for Diamondbacks from Atlanta and selected him for Renault, and the LHP hired Alex Young to be hired. Young was selected for Reno on Monday.
Pittsburgh: RHP Chase de Zhang, who was on the injured list after starting the game on Monday, has an MRI in his left knee and is awaiting team results, said Todd Tomsik, director of sports medicine. ச LHP Stephen Brolt (left late strain) continues his rehabilitation work with Triple-A Indianapolis and will get another start there, Tomcz said.
Arizona: 3B Astrubal Cabrera (right femur) played in the Arizona League match on Tuesday. Before returning to Roast, Lowell said he would get plenty of ad-pads in rehab to make sure his leg was strong.
2B Josh Rojas has batted for Arizona in his last 12 games.390. He scored 2 runs for 4 wickets with one run, one double, one walk and one stolen base. He exited after hitting his hand in a failed attempted robbery in eighth place.
Pirates: Thursday. RHP Chad Guhl (3-5, 3.41) starts against the Giants on Friday in San Francisco.
Diamondbacks: Thursday off. RHP Jack Galen (1-4, 3.86) opens the series against the Cubs in Chicago on Friday.
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