The Diamondbacks, who never have been swept at home by the Pirates in a series of more than two games, split their six-game season series with Pittsburgh. It was Arizona's worst performance ever in the series.
Webb (2-1) got his first win since April 27, when he made his first major league start against the
New York Mets
. In 7 2/3 innings, Webb allowed three runs and eight hits with six strikeouts and three walks.
"I just go up there and try to make pitches and mix it in," Webb said. "I try not to let anything get in my head, just go out there and do my job."
The Pirates got off to a fast start as leadoff man
extended his hitting streak to a career-best 18 games with a double, advanced to third on a bunt and scored on a groundout by
"It has been amazing," Pirates outfielder
said of Lofton. "Just to see him come in, day in and day out and getting on base. It is amazing we haven't scored more runs because he has been on base pretty consistently for the last three, four weeks. He is looking like the old Kenny I remember."
But Pittsburgh starter
(4-4) gave back the run right away, surrendering a home run to
in the bottom of the inning. Spivey, who had missed the previous four games with a strained rib cage, has six homers this season after hitting 16 last year.
In four innings, Suppan allowed five runs and nine hits with two walks and no strikeouts. It was the first time this season that he failed to pitch six innings and also the first time he allowed more than four runs.
"We spotted them pretty good early," Pirates manager
said. "(Suppan) didn't really have his best stuff today, but he battled. When you give up a lead like that, you really need to hold it, but they kept adding on."
That was one of four sacrifice flies for Arizona, a mark that tied a National League record. The feat has been performed 13 times, most recently by the
San Diego Padres
on July 3, 2001.
Pittsburgh gave up a particularly frustrating run in the third when former Pirate
led off with a bunt that
tried to pick up in foul territory but instead grabbed on the third base line, giving Womack a single.
"I haven't seen a replay," Womack said of the bunt. "And I don't want to know."
Spivey then hit a chopper to third, and Ramirez's throw to second was too late to get Womack. One out later, Womack scored on a clean single by
. Overbay added another base hit to drive home Spivey and put the Diamondbacks ahead, 4-1.
Arizona scored in each of the next three innings, including two against
came out of the Pittsburgh bullpen in the seventh to hold the Diamondbacks scoreless for the first time all day.
"It feels good to win a ballgame," Arizona manager
said. "It feels good to have a lot of guys offensively contribute. We saw some real unselfish hitting today. Moving runners up, sac flies, all the kind of things you like to see when your offense has been struggling."
The Pirates did rally for three runs in the eighth inning and two in the ninth against Webb,
. Pittsburgh brought the tying run to the plate with two outs in the ninth, but Koplove struck out
to end the game.
Sanders batted for
in the eighth inning and hit a solo homer, his first as a pinch hitter since September 6, 1992 against the
New York Mets
. Sanders has driven in four runs in the last two games after going nine games without an RBI.