Pirates 3, Diamondbacks 2
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[July 02, 2014]
Miley was three outs away from his
first victory since May 10, striking out 10 while facing one batter over
the minimum through the first eight innings before allowing back-to-back
singles by Neil Walker and pinch hitter Gregory Polanco to start the
ninth. Addison Reed (1-4) came on and retired Josh Harrison before
Starling Marte delivered a tying two-run double and scored the winning
run on Davis' base hit two batters later.
Jordy Mercer broke up Miley's perfect game with a two-out infield
single in the fifth and Russell Martin also recorded a hit for the
Pirates, who improved to 4-1 on their 10-game homestand. Ernesto
Frieri (1-0) picked up the win despite yielding three hits in one
scoreless inning in relief of Jeff Locke, who gave up two runs and
eight hits over eight frames.
Miguel Montero and Aaron Hill recorded a hit and an RBI apiece for
the Diamondbacks, who fell to 2-2 on their nine-game road trip. Paul
Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 and scored a run, David Peralta added a
pair of hits and Miley allowed two runs and four hits as his winless
streak reached nine starts.
Arizona had a runner at third in each of the first two innings but
wasn't able to get on the board until it staged a two-out rally in
the fifth. Goldschmidt singled and stole second before scoring on a
base hit by Montero, who took second on the throw and came home on
Hill's base hit.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: The Diamondbacks received good news regarding SS
Chris Owings, whose MRI showed no structural damage to his left
shoulder. Manager Kirk Gibson said Owings likely will begin hitting
in a week. ... Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (oblique) is slated to
throw a four-inning simulated game on Wednesday. ... Pittsburgh
improved to 9-27 when outhit in a game.
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