Diamondbacks Avoid Sweep With 10-2 Win Over Pirates

April 11, 2013
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The Arizona Diamondbacks (6-3) jumped on Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez for six runs over the first two innings Wednesday afternoon, and avoided being swept in the three-game series with the Bucs with a 10-2 win in Phoenix.

Sanchez (0-2; 12.96 ERA) left the game after just 3-and-a-third innings, having allowed nine runs and eight hits, and having walked four batters.  He struck out two.  One run was charged in 2-and-two-thirds innings against Pittsburgh’s Chris Leroux.  Jared Hughes pitched two scoreless innings.

Arizona’s A.J. Pollock homered twice, added a double and drove in four runs.  D-Backs starter Wade Miley (2-0; 2.13 ERA) and two relievers combined on a five-hitter.

For the Pirates (3-6), Starling Marte recorded his fifth consecutive two-hit game and is now batting .333.  Marte and Josh Harrison drove in the Pittsburgh runs.

The Pirates will take Thursday off before hosting the Cincinnati Reds (5-4) at PNC Park over the weekend.

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