Wade Miley did not allow an earned run in six innings, but the Arizona Diamondbacks could not solve Erik Bedard. Two errors in the fourth led to the first Pittsburgh run and the bullpen allowed another three runs in the eighth as the Pittsburgh Pirates sent the D-backs to their third straight loss, shutting them out 4-0 on Monday night.
Arizona only could muster two hits on the night, but wasted a chance to take an early lead in the second inning. Paul Goldschmidt led off the inning with a double to right-center. Justin Upton moved him to third base with a groundout to second. Miguel Montero then had a chance to drive in the easy run with some contact, but he struck out, and then Chris Johnson grounded out to third to end the inning.
They did not get another baserunner the rest of the game. Goldschmidt got a two-out hit in the seventh inning, but was thrown out at second trying to stretch into another double.
Miley gave up an unearned run in hard luck fashion. Andrew McCutchen hit a blooper to centerfield that Chris Young gave up on and fielded on a bounce. He bobbled and lost the ball and McCutchen hustled to try and take second. Young's throw was misplayed by Willie Bloomquist and the ball bounced away, and McCutchen took third. He scored when Gaby Sanchez grounded out to shortstop.
Pittsburgh added three runs in the eighth inning on the bullpen. With one out, McCutchen and Sanchez singled off of Brad Ziegler. Mike Zagurski relieved him and Neil Walker hit an infield single that scored McCutchen. Travis snider singled home Sanchez as Walker went to third. Rod Barajas capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
Pirates starter Erik Bedard went seven inning and allowed only the two hits to Goldschmidt, striking out five. He improved to 6-12 while Miley, who allowed an unearned run on six hits in six innings, fell to 12-7. They are now 55-54 on the year.
The two teams continue their four-game set on Tuesday.
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