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Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 5

No sweep for snek.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks were well on their way to a second consecutive series sweep this afternoon, but that momentum ended as abruptly as it began. David Peralta put Arizona on the board first with a two run home run. It was a liner to left field that I’m being told tipped off of Austin Meadows glove (I had a poor viewpoint of that shot). Unfortunately, that would be all the Diamondbacks could muster for the afternoon against Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Tallion.

Much the same could be said of Zack Greinke who began the game well retiring the side in order in the 1st. However, Greinke failed to set down the next five batters faced in the 2nd inning. The Pirates tallied two walks, two doubles, and a single to push ahead 4-2.

Arizona had a chance for rebuttal in their half of the second with the bases loaded, two outs, and Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, but he struck out to end the opportunity.

The Diamondbacks made it interesting in the bottom of the 9th when Ketel Marte and Chris Owings reached base to begin the inning and bring the tying run to the plate. Jon Jay singled with the bases loaded bringing Arizona within a single run. The Pirates wisely elected to intentionally walk Goldy to load the bases again. For whatever reason, Torey Lovullo decided to leave Jake Lamb in to face the the lefty Felipe Vazquez, and keep Daniel Descalso on the bench. Lamb struck out securing a nail biting 5-4 victory for the Pirates.