Bell, Pirates roll past Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Bell homered twice and Joe Musgrove allowed one hit through seven strong innings as Pittsburgh Pirates beat Arizona, 6-2.
Phoenix native Cole Tucker hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to cap off the victory.
The Pirates snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Diamondbacks that dated to last season. Pittsburgh has won four of its last five.
Carson Kelly homered and Adam Jones drove in David Peralta to account for the Diamondbacks’ runs.
The only hit Musgrove (2-4) allowed was a fourth-inning single to Eduardo Escobar. He struck out five and walked two.
Diamondbacks starter Luke Weaver (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings. Arizona has lost four of five.