Pittsburgh 4, Arizona 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 18331

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 0
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 59-91 35-40 24-51 L3
Pittsburgh 51-98 36-39 15-59 W3

Recap

Neil Walker hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.

Walker was 0-for-3 before connecting for a blast to deep center off of Arizona reliever Aaron Heilman. Jose Tabata came around to score on Walker's 12th homer of the season.

Pittsburgh has now won nine of its last 13 at home.

Arizona took a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth on a solo homer by Ryan Roberts, but Heilman could not hold the lead.

Tabata grounded into a fielder’s choice to bring home Ronny Cedeno and that brought Walker to the plate. The second baseman came through, belting a 3-1 offering from Heilman over the wall in center.

Joel Hanrahan (4-1) got the last two outs in the eighth in relief of Zach Duke to pick up the win. Evan meek pitched a perfect ninth for his third save of the season.

Heilman (5-8) allowed three runs and three hits in 2/3 of an inning and took the loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Pittsburgh
Daniel Hudson Player Zach Duke
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 7.1
6 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 6
1.42 ERA 3.68
Hitting
Arizona   Pittsburgh
John Hester Player Andrew McCutchen
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 6 1 12 .182 7 6 3 1 0 0
Pittsburgh 6 2 13 .207 9 7 4 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .408 after a win and .313 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .373 after a win and .407 after a loss.
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