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PHOENIX -- Mark Reynolds homered and drove in three runs Monday night and still wasn't happy.
"The thing I hate is having a runner on third with less than two outs and not bringing him in," Reynolds said after his Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-7. "It's an easy RBI. But I put together some other good at-bats."
Reynolds finished 3-for-5 and Chris Young snapped an 0-for-18 slide with three hits as the Diamondbacks piled up a season-high 18 hits. First-place Arizona moved 1½ games ahead of idle Los Angeles in the NL West with its eighth victory in 11 games.
"Guys are beginning to pick it up after the break," Reynolds said. "We know they're not going to hand us the division."
Doug Mientkiewicz homered and had three hits, and Jason Michaels also connected for the Pirates, who have lost four of five.
Arizona starter Dan Haren (12-5) struggled early but lasted six innings to earn the win, allowing four runs and eight hits. He struck out eight without a walk. Haren has not walked a batter in his last 24 1/3 innings, spanning three-plus starts.
"I really didn't have much to start," Haren said. "All in all it was kind of ugly in the first inning. I'm human. I can't go out there and put up zeros inning after inning."
The Diamondbacks took their first lead in the fifth when Alex Romero lined a two-run single off reliever Jason Davis (1-1), putting Arizona ahead 5-4. Arizona added a run in the sixth when Stephen Drew hit a one-out single, stole second and scored on Conor Jackson's single.
Reynolds led off the seventh with his team-leading 23rd homer to make it 7-5. Arizona added six more runs in the eighth off Tyler Yates and Josh Grabow, the Pirates' fifth and sixth pitchers, to make it 13-5.
Pittsburgh scored two runs on four hits and a walk off Arizona closer Brandon Lyon in the ninth.
"We've said a lot this year that we've got to pitch better," Pirates manager John Russell said. "Once that starts happening there are some really good things on the horizon. We know we can score. We just let people score too many against us."
The Pirates, who had scored 55 first-inning runs in their first 111 games, needed just six batters to score three against Haren. Ryan Doumit hit a run-scoring single and Brandon Moss added a two-run double to open a 3-0 lead.
"His stuff was pretty good but maybe it wasn't the command we were used to seeing," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said about Haren.
Reynolds hit a bases-loaded single off Pirates starter Yoslan Herrera to cut the lead to 3-1 and the Diamondbacks tied the score in the second on Drew's two-run infield single off the top of Mientkiewicz's glove as the first baseman made a dive to his right.
Young was one of the runners to score on Drew's hit, having ended his 0-for-18 drought on a bunt single leading off the inning.
"I was trying to find a way to get on base," Young said. "They were playing me way back at third base and that gave me the opportunity to get on."
Mientkiewicz hit Haren's first pitch of the third inning into the right-field stands to give the Pirates their final lead at 4-3.
"We were fortunate to get as many runs as we did off Dan tonight," Mientkiewicz said. "It doesn't happen often, so when it does you hope you can shut the other team down."
Herrera lasted a season-worst 1 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits with three walks. The 27-year-old right-hander, making his fifth career start, has a 9.82 ERA and opponents are hitting .427 against him. He threw only 14 of his 34 pitches for strikes and was optioned to Double-A Altoona after the game.
"It wasn't good," Russell said. "He was all over. He was flirting with a lot of trouble every inning and just couldn't get anything going."
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|Freddy Sanchez, 2B||5||1||3||1||0||0||0||.247|
|Doug Mientkiewicz, 1B||5||1||3||1||0||0||1||.282|
|Nate McLouth, CF||5||1||2||1||0||1||1||.276|
|Ryan Doumit, C||5||1||1||1||0||2||5||.339|
|Andy LaRoche, 3B||5||0||0||0||0||1||7||.187|
|Brandon Moss, LF||4||0||2||2||0||2||0||.300|
|Steve Pearce, RF||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.208|
|Denny Bautista, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Sean Burnett, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Tyler Yates, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|John Grabow, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Jose Bautista, PH||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.248|
|Jack Wilson, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.275|
|Yoslan Herrera, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.143|
|Jason Davis, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Jason Michaels, RF||2||2||2||1||0||0||0||.245|
|a-walked for Grabow in the 9th|
|2B - Brandon Moss (6, Haren)|
|HR - Doug Mientkiewicz (2, Haren), Jason Michaels (7, Pena)|
|RBI - Freddy Sanchez (43), Doug Mientkiewicz (21), Nate McLouth (73), Ryan Doumit (41), Brandon Moss 2 (14), Jason Michaels (41)|
|2-OUT RBI - Brandon Moss 2 (7)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Outfield Assists - Steve Pearce 1|
|DP - F. Sanchez-J. Wilson-Mientkiewicz, J. Wilson-Mientkiewicz, Grabow-J. Wilson-Mientkiewicz|
|PB - Ryan Doumit (7)|
|E - Tyler Yates (1, Throwing)|
|Jason Davis (L,1-1)||3.2||4||2||2||1||1||0||2.57|
|WP - John Grabow (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yoslan Herrera 34-14, Jason Davis 48-29, Denny Bautista 39-23, Sean Burnett 4-3, Tyler Yates 23-9, John Grabow 17-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yoslan Herrera 3-0, Jason Davis 7-2, Denny Bautista 1-1, John Grabow 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Yoslan Herrera 10, Jason Davis 15, Denny Bautista 11, Sean Burnett 1, Tyler Yates 6, John Grabow 4|
|Stephen Drew, SS||4||2||2||2||2||1||2||.278|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||4||2||2||0||2||0||2||.306|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Conor Jackson, LF||4||2||2||2||1||0||2||.316|
|Chad Tracy, 1B||3||0||1||0||1||1||3||.286|
|Tony Pena, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jon Rauch, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Augie Ojeda, PH-2B||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.266|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||5||2||3||3||0||1||2||.251|
|Alex Romero, RF||5||0||1||1||0||1||3||.262|
|Chris Young, CF||4||2||3||0||1||0||2||.234|
|Chris Snyder, C||2||2||1||1||3||0||0||.247|
|Dan Haren, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.157|
|b- Tony Clark, PH-1B||3||0||2||2||0||0||1||.231|
|a-hit a bunt single for Rauch in the 8th|
|b-grounded into a double play for Haren in the 6th|
|2B - Orlando Hudson (28, Yates), Conor Jackson (20, Davis), Tony Clark (4, Grabow)|
|3B - Chris Young (4, D. Bautista)|
|HR - Mark Reynolds (23, D. Bautista)|
|SH - Dan Haren (5)|
|RBI - Stephen Drew 2 (47), Conor Jackson 2 (58), Mark Reynolds 3 (73), Alex Romero (11), Chris Snyder (44), Tony Clark 2 (18)|
|2-OUT RBI - Conor Jackson (17), Alex Romero (5)|
|SB - Stephen Drew (3, 2nd base off D. Bautista/Doumit), Alex Romero (3, 2nd base off Davis/Doumit)|
|CS - Chris Young (4, Home by D. Bautista/Doumit)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|Dan Haren (W,12-5)||6||8||4||4||0||8||1||2.75|
|Tony Pena (H,19)||1||1||1||1||0||0||1||3.81|
|Jon Rauch (H,4)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.96|
|WP - Dan Haren 2 (8)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 97-71, Tony Pena 11-8, Jon Rauch 11-9, Brandon Lyon 27-19|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 8-2, Tony Pena 1-2, Brandon Lyon 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Dan Haren 26, Tony Pena 4, Jon Rauch 3, Brandon Lyon 8|
|Attendance - 21826|
|Game Time - 3:06|
|Temperature - 79|
|Umpires - Home - Angel Campos, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt|