Diamondbacks 4, Pirates 2

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Adam Eaton drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-RBI single in the sixteenth inning, and the D-backs bullpen pitched eight innings of one-run ball as Arizona beat Pittsburgh in a marathon game at PNC Park this afternoon.

Wade Miley allowed runs in the first and third inning, but was generally solid, and worked eight innings, allowing just those two runs, on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. The Diamondbacks came back in the sixth inning, tying things up with an RBI single by Aaron Hill, followed by a double-play from Gerardo Parra that did bring across the second run for Arizona. And that was it for the next nine frames, neither side being able to score until the 16th.

For the D-backs bullpen, Heath Bell worked two innings of scoreless ball, Josh Collmenter threw 2.1 innings and Brad Ziegler retired all six batters he faced. Arizona finally broke through in the 16th inning, after an A.J. Pollock walk and Didi Gregorius single. Both advanced on a Wil Nieves groundout, then both came home as Eaton floated one over the infield, dropping just in front of the charging center-fielder. J.J. Putz got the save, walking the tying run on base so he could work to the Pirates pitcher. Putz struck him out, and the D-backs won the series.

Adam Eaton and Aaron Hill each had four-hit games, with Gregorius and Paul Goldschmidt reaching base safely three times apiece. The D-backs now head to Cincinnati for a key series against the Reds.

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