Despite Errors, Pirates Victorious Over Diamondbacks

Fans who came out for Pittsburgh Pirates tickets yesterday were rewarded with a solid victory as the Pirates overcame four errors and a seventh inning thunderstorm to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks. Helping to erase those potentially costly errors was Neil Walker, who alone homered and drove in a total of five runs. Pirates pitcher Kevin Correia also threw his seventh straight win to hold the Diamondbacks at 6. But the game was full of ups and downs for the Diamondbacks, as the 7-6 final score was by no means a blowout for Pittsburgh.

Correia faced early struggles against Diamondback batters, giving up three earned runs in his six innings pitched. But along with Walker’s dominant game, rookies also shined with Jordy Mercer and Starling Marte both hitting home runs, with Marte homering for his second day in a row.

One of the most exciting points of the game was in the seventh inning, where the trailing Diamondbacks managed to load the bases after several Pirates errors, with a score of 7-4. But Correia shined against batter Chris Young, striking him out. Despite arguing the call with the home plate umpire and eventually being ejected from the game (joined by Arizona’s Justin Upton soon after), the strikeout stood and set the pace for the remainder of the game.

Walker’s home run has now tied the second baseman for most home runs in the National League in his position, while Marte’s homer marks his fourth in only 13 career games. Following the ejections of both Upton and Young, Jason Kubel and Aaron Hill, who had originally been left off the starting lineup, entered the game.

The Pirates continue their series with the Diamondbacks today at 1:05 PT in Arizona, before heading to San Diego to face the Pirates on the 10th.


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