MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 5

PHOENIX, April 10 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates scored five runs in the fourth inning Tuesday and escaped with a 6-5 road win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Starling Marte and Neil Walker both drove in a pair of runs in the outburst, and Garret Jones also notched a pair of RBI for the Pirates, who won their second game in a row.


James McDonald (1-1) earned the win despite allowing four runs in the first inning. McDonald allowed four runs on four hits over five innings. Jason Grilli allowed a hit in the ninth but notched his third save.

Arizona led 4-1 after the first inning but Pittsburgh jumped ahead 6-1 with their fourth-inning outburst.

Miguel Montero drove in three runs and Jason Kubel hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, Arizona had only six hits in the game and was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Brandon McCarthy (0-1) took the loss on six runs – four earned – off 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings.


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