Trevor Cahill had easily his best start since coming back up from Reno. He worked seven innings allowing one run on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts, throwing 105 pitches. He left with a 2-1 lead, the Diamondbacks having come from behind with a two-run third, on a groundout by Ender Inciarte and an RBI single from Jordan Pacheco. However, there would be no W for the Cahill - he still hasn't won since April 23 - as Brad Ziegler wobbled his way through the eighth, allowing the run, and having the go-ahead man thrown out at the plate by first-baseman, Mark Trumbo.
Yeah, it was that kind of day.
There was no further scoring in the ninth, with Addison Reed looking sharp and striking out the Pirates on 16 pitches. Evan Marshall stranded two men in scoring position in the top of the 10th, and a one-out double by Tuffy Gosewisch, followed by a wild-pitch walk put runners on the corners. Andy Marte grounded into what could have been an inning-ending double-play, but the throw down to first struck Nick Ahmed, as Gosewisch scored. There appeared to be a case for interference, but it wasn't called, and those kinds of plays are not reviewable. So: walk-off win and series split it is, then.
Full recap up in a bit. What a strange series.