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Arizona Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed (13) gets high fives from teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Phoenix.

“Hes eager to play, said he could play tonight if he had to, ” Lovullo said, “but obviously thats not going to happen.”.

"Even after a big win like that, we still kind of had that (bad) feeling in the clubhouse after the game", said Brandon Drury, who homered. Drury has reached base in 17 of 18 home games this season and leads the National League with a.454 batting average at home.

That's when he made a diving catch of a ball hit by the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen in the opening inning.

Arizona tied the score in the eighth inning on four walks, three issued by Daniel Hudson and one issued by Wade LeBlanc on a 3-2 pitch to Jeff Mathis that forced in the tying run. "Whether it's at home or the road, I just look at the overall numbers", Lovullo said.

The D-backs have won each of the first two games of their current four-game set with the Pirates.

He's hitting.220 this season, and he hit his third home run of the year earlier in Friday's game.

Gregory Polanco drove in two runs for Pittsburgh, which has lost eight of 10.

Starting pitcher Zack Greinke entered as a pinch runner and another starter, Patrick Corbin, struck out as a pinch hitter in the inning. Its a part of the game thats hard, really hard.”.

Here's hoping Iannetta gets better and back on the field soon.

NOTES: The Pirates added INF David Freese and UTL Adam Frazier to the active roster from the disabled list, sending INF Chris Bostick and INF Max Moroff to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Osuna hit a 3-1 pitch from Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) out to center field, forcing a split of a four-game series.

Pirates: Freese had been sidelined since April 26 with a right hamstring strain. In the finale Sunday afternoon, Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.14) opposes right-hander Ivan Nova (3-3, 2.23).