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.