The Pirates got on the board first, inevitably with a home-run as Rubby De La Rosa gave up a long-ball with two outs in the second inning. However, the Diamondbacks struck back in the bottom half, with backup catcher Chris Herrmann getting only his second hit of the season, doubling home Nick Ahmed from first. Next time up, David Peralta gave Arizona the lead with his second home-run, following the one he hit last night. But that was all we would manage as Juan Nicasio and the Pittsburgh bullpen held the home team to three hits through seven innings.
Fortunately, De La Rosa delivered his best start of the season, though had its share of wobbles early on. But he pitched into the seventh inning before being relieved, and ended up with a line of six innings worked, with one run allowed on three hits, with a walk, six strikeouts and a pair of hit batters. The seventh proved nervous, as Tyler Clippard stranded the tying run on third base, but Daniel Hudson pitched a clean eighth, before Arizona exploded for five runs in the bottom, including a three-run homer by Herrmann. Enrique Burgos closed things out, and we're back above .500 once again.