Pittsburgh got seven scoreless innings out of Karstens.
This one was a tough one to take. The Pirates were thisclose to busting through the glass ceiling. The offense sputtered and the bullpen faltered, pushing the Pirates one game below the even mark.
Chris Young bopped a two run dinger in the eighth off of Chris Resop for the only runs of the game. Pitcher Micah Owings singled with one out to start the rally.
The Pirates were unable to score against Josh Collmenter and the Arizona bullpen. Collmenter went six plus and the Arizona bullpen did the rest, with Owings picking up the win as part of tossing 2-1/3 innings of relief. The Pirates best chance to score came in the first when Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker singled with two outs, putting runners on the corners. But Lyle Ov...
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