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MLB: Arizona 11, Pittsburgh 4

July 24, 2009 at 1:08 AM   |   Comments

PHOENIX, July 24 (UPI) -- Gerardo Parra, Chad Tracy and Justin Upton homered to account for seven runs Thursday and push then Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-4 win over Pittsburgh.

The Pirates scored four times in the fifth inning to take a 4-1 lead, and then fell victim to the long ball.

Parra's two-run homer in the fifth forged a 4-4 tie, Tracy finished off a five-run seventh with a three-run blast and Upton hit a two-run shot in the eighth.

Arizona starter Dan Haren missed out on a chance to win his 11th game when he gave up the four runs in the fifth.

Juan Gutierrez (3-2) picked up the victory by working a perfect seventh inning.

After Haren allowed nine base runners, Pittsburgh could not manage a hit against any of Arizona's four relievers.

Evan Meek (1-1) gave up the first two runs in the seventh to take the loss. He retired only two batters.

Pittsburgh was coming off two victories in three games against Milwaukee, a team that had beaten the Pirates 17 straight times heading into the series.

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