Kris Johnson was given a tough assignment for his MLB debut -- Keep the game tied in six different innings. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Kris Johnson was the man who least deserved to be charged with the loss and make the final out of the Pirates' 16-inning home defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In his Major League debut, the left-hander pitched five scoreless innings of relief and allowed only one baserunner into scoring position over those frames. But the rookie gave up a walk and line-drive single in the 16th, then Arizona's Adam Eaton knocked an two-RBI double (his career-high fourth hit) just in front of sliding center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Johnson gave the Pirates' offense five chances to win. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

"I wish I would have made a better pitch," Joh...

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