probably don't win the type of game they did Wednesday night during the first half of their season. The
are finding ways to lose games of all types.
hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning and streaking Arizona rallied to beat floundering Pittsburgh 4-3.
also had a tying RBI single in the eighth for Arizona, which has won four in a row and six of seven.
homered for the third time in two games for the Diamondbacks, who are 18-10 since bottoming out at 31-49 after 80 games.
''We're definitely pulling together, I can tell you that,'' said
, who allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings. ''It is different. The unity is there. When you win, it's really
easy to come together as a team and play hard.''
homered for the Pirates, who have lost four in a row and nine of 11.
Jones hit his team-best 11th homer off
to cut it to 4-3 with one out in the ninth. But Qualls got
to ground out and struck out LaRoche to pick up his 21st save in 25 opportunities.
''It feels like last year, where everybody's together, and even though we're down, it doesn't seem like it anymore,'' Drew
said. ''Hopefully we keep this thing rolling ... We're playing better, and it's showing, and we're having fun.''
Davis (6-10) struck out five and walked two in beating the Pirates for the second time in 11 days.
labored through six effective innings and was in line to become the first Pirates pitcher to win 10 games in a season since
2007 before the bullpen blew a 2-1 lead.
followed Ohlendorf with 1 1-3 scoreless innings and was replaced by
grounded out to open the eighth.
Roberts then walked and
reached when Hanrahan threw a comebacker into the dirt in front of second base.
Romero followed with a single to left, and Roberts just beat the throw home. After pinch hitter
grounded out, Drew lined a single into center field to give Arizona a 4-2 lead.
''With two outs, I'm really just trying to get something out and over, and he left it up,'' Drew said. ''I put a good swing
on it, and it got a good result.''
''It is tough,'' Hanrahan said, ''because Ross went out there and pitches a great game ... and then you blow it.''
The Diamondbacks set a club record when Davis pitched a scoreless first. That extended Pittsburgh's scoreless streak against
Arizona to 29 innings, most by Diamondbacks pitching against any opponent.
But the Pirates scored for the first time in four games against Arizona in the second, when Pearce walked and LaRoche followed
with his first homer since July 4.
Roberts hit a solo drive in the sixth for his fifth homer of the season and sixth of his career. He has four homers against
the Pirates this year.
Ohlendorf threw 104 pitches and walked five, but allowed only one run and four hits.
''I could have pitched deeper the in game if I didn't walk so many guys,'' Ohlendorf said. ''But overall, I'm pretty happy
The victory gives the Diamondbacks their third series win in their past four series.
''I just feel like we're unified behind trying to get better,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''The amount of stress and anxiety
and notoriety that's been on this club all year weighed on a lot of guys and I feel some of that pressure lifting. Our group
is a lot closer today than a couple months ago.''
NOTES: Diamondbacks OF
left the game after sustaining a right oblique strain while attempting to steal a base in the eighth. Hinch said he will not
play Thursday and will be evaluated. A stint on the disabled list is possible. ... Pirates OF
was not in the lineup for the first time since making his major league debut June 4. The former first-round pick was smacked
in the face by an attempted tag by Tracy on Tuesday. McCutchen is expected to be back in the lineup on Thursday. ... In McCutchen's
made his first start since Sept. 26, 2008, for the Diamondbacks.