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Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 6

A host of wasted opportunities came back to cost the D-backs, who ended only splitting this four-game series.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

It was a second consecutive poor outing for Robbie Ray, who was undone by poor control (three walks) and the long-ball (two homers allowed). He lasted only four innings, being charged with four runs on six hits, striking out two. However, Paul Goldschmidt helped keep the D-backs in the game, blasting a pair of home-runs, including one which hit off the video-board. Arizona spurned their share of chances, including having the bases loaded with one out in the sixth, when A.J. Pollock grounded into a double-play. But four walks in the eighth - three by former D-back Daniel Hudson tied the game back up.

Arizona had a chance to walk it off in the ninth after leading off with two hits. But Chris Herrmann popped up a bunt, and Nick Ahmed hit into a double-play. Tom Wilhelmsen came on to pitch the tenth, but after getting the first two outs, allowed a walk and a two-run homer which proved the final margin of victory. However, we somehow ended up with Patrick Corbin pinch-hitting, Zack Greinke pinch-running and Pollock leaving the game with a worrying leg issue. The D-backs left 15 men on base, even after the key double-plays. Jake Lamb had three hits, Goldschmidt and Chris Owings two apiece. Dano_from_Tucson will be along with the full guest recap in a bit.