It took more than a week, but the Pittsburgh Pirates finally showed something resembling consistency on offense in the Bucs' 6-5 win on Wednesday against Arizona at Chase Field.

Starling Marte had two hits, including a two-run double in the fourth, in the Pirates 6-5 win at Arizona. Photo credit: David Hague

The Pirates posted a season-high in runs scored and broke into double-digits in the hit column for the first time in 2013 with 11 hits against the Diamondbacks. This was not an offensive explosion by any means, but with the way the team came limping into the desert after dreadful performances against the Cubs and Dodgers any signs of life at the plate are worth celebrating (and in this case, writing about).

It all started, appropriately enough, with Starling Marte. For the fou...

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