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Snake Bytes 5/13: Pirates Blasted, Return Fire

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Every Arizona starter got a hit in the 16-hit barrage that pushed 11 across the plate. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh hit another batter, this time it was Chris Iannetta - in the face.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Pittsburgh 4, Arizona 11

In what has become something of a theme for the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks absolutely pounded the opposition once the second time through the order came around. Arizona tallied 16 hits in the game. Every starter (including starting pitcher Patrick Corbin) tallied at least one hit. IN a scary moment in the seventh inning, Arizona catcher, Chris Iannetta, took a fastball to the face. Thankfully, he left the field on his own power before being taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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