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Snake Bytes 5/25: Pirates Shell Diamondbacks

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Shelby Miller had another poor outing and the Pirates relievers maintained their tradition of hitting batters as Pittsburgh routed the visiting Diamondbacks 12-1.

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Diamondbacks 1, Pirates 12

Shelby Miller's recent run of finding success despite his lack of control was brought to an end on Tuesday. Despite his struggles, and likely to save the bullpen some stress, he still completed five frames, allowing six runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out only three. Things got uglier still, late in the game, when Pittsburgh reliever Arquimedes Caminero hit Jean Segura in the helmet with a 96-mph fastball. Segura left the game under his own power, but is expected to head to the 7-day concussion DL. After an inside pitch by Evan Marshall hit David Freese in the shoulder in the bottom half of the inning, Caminero was once again on the mound in the eighth. With two outs and runners on the corners, Caminero let fly a splitter that deflected off of Nick Ahmed's shoulder and left the shortstop with seam marks on his chin. He too was lifted from the game for precautionary reasons, but is not expected to head to the 7-day DL.

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