In what has begun to be a a troubling pattern for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the bullpen could not hold on to a lead and lose to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on a walkoff homerun by Andrew McCutchen in the 12 inning in the second game of the road series.
The Diamondbacks had a very difficult time figuring out Paul Maholm on Wednesday night, as the Pirates' starting pitcher went six innings and gave up only one hit, a single to Chris Young.
Stephen Drew came up big in the clutch, stroking a one-out pinch hit single that scored second baseman Kelly Johnson in the top of the 8th inning.
History repeated itself in the top of the 10th inning, with Drew driving in Johnson to give the D-backs a 2-1 lead.
J.J. Putz came on in the bottom of the 10th and immediately blew the save, allowing Neil Walker to stroke a single up the middle, scoring Andrew McCutchen on the play.
Arizona starting pitcher Zach Duke looked sharp in his return to PNC Park, where he was a member of the Pirates for six seasons before ending up in Phoenix for the 2011 campaign.
Duke scattered nine hits over seven innings, giving up only one run. Zach Kroenke, who gave up the game-winning homer to McCutchen suffered the first loss of his career.