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D-Backs rout Pirates, score team-record 13 runs in fourth

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PHOENIX -- Edwin Jackson just needed to connect at the plate to find his rhythm on the mound.

A team-record 13-run burst in the fourth inning, capped by the first homer of Jackson's career, put the Arizona newcomer into his comfort level.

Jackson, Chris Young and Kelly Johnson all homered in the big inning to send the Diamondbacks over the Pittsburgh Pirates 15-6 Sunday.

Jackson (1-1) went into the bottom of the fourth trailing 4-2 after giving up seven hits, but allowed only three hits in three scoreless innings after that.

"At first I had an adrenaline rush and was just too fast," he said. "I had to take a step back and slow down a little bit."

Jackson had two of Arizona's eight hits in the fourth and became the first pitcher to score two runs in an inning since last Aug. 14, when Randy Wells of the Cubs did it against Pittsburgh. Jackson singled early in the fourth, then finished it off with a two-run homer. At 400 feet, his drive was the longest of Arizona's four homers.

"When I saw [center fielder Andrew] McCutchen break down I knew it was gone, but I didn't know off the bat it was gone," said Jackson, who hadn't had a hit since June 18, 2007, against Arizona and was a career .129 hitter entering the day.

Catcher Chris Snyder, starting because Miguel Montero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain earlier in the day, homered for Arizona and tied his career high with five RBI.

"Definitely not the way you want to get back in," Snyder said. "... It couldn't have worked out any better."

Young's homer was his third in four games and he drove in four runs, giving him nine RBI for the series.

Stephen Drew drove in two runs and every Diamondbacks starter scored.

"The pitcher left some pitches over the plate," Young said of starter Daniel McCutchen. "It all started with Snyder. ... It was a trickle-down effect. Everybody was having good at bats."

The Diamondbacks easily surpassed the club record of eight runs in an inning. They matched a regular-season team mark for hits - they got nine in a 2001 World Series game against the Yankees - and home runs in the inning.

The Pirates tied a team record for most runs allowed in an inning. The other times were 1994 and 1890.

Jackson (1-1) settled down after a rough start to win his first game with Arizona. He was an All-Star last year with Detroit and was acquired in a three-team trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees.

Daniel McCutchen (0-1) lasted 3 1/3 innings in his season debut. He allowed nine runs on six hits, including three home runs. Seven runs and two of the homers came in the fourth.

"That's probably the worst [inning] I've had," he said. "No fun out there. I wish I would have been more mentally strong and stayed within myself a little more."

Bobby Crosby homered for the Pirates, Lastings Milledge had three hits and Delwyn Young drove in two runs.

Snyder, who said he is feeling ill, hit a two-run homer in the second on the first pitch he saw.

"That was the first swing I took all day," he said. "I was in the training room napping during [batting practice]. I was a mess."

Young put the Diamondbacks ahead with a three-run homer and Johnson followed with a home run. After back-to-back singles by Jackson and Conor Jackson, Stephen Drew tripled to chase McCutchen.

Drew came home on Hayden Penn's wild pitch and Justin Upton scored on a groundout. Snyder greeted reliever Jack Taschner with a three-run double and Jackson followed with his home run.

"Every time we were getting a hit, it was multiple runs and that's what turned into a big inning," Young said.

"To put up that many quality at bats in a row is hard to do in this league," Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said.

Jackson won despite allowing 10 hits, the most he has give up since Sept. 24, 2008, when he surrendered 10 hits to Baltimore. He won that game also.

Since starting 2-0, Pittsburgh has lost three of four and has been outscored 36-15. The Pirates have allowed at least nine runs in each of their losses and 45 total, the most in the National League.

Pittsburgh scored three times and hit for the cycle in the third to go up 4-2. Following Andrew McCutchen's homer to left field, Milledge doubled down the right-field line, Ryan Church reached on an infield single and both scored when Delwyn Young's liner to shallow center got past a diving Chris Young. Church ended up with a triple.

Notes

  • Pittsburgh's Delwyn Young made his first major league start at 3B. He committed an error on his first play, throwing wide of first base after fielding Conor Jackson's grounder.
  • The distance on Mark Reynolds home run Saturday was changed from 476 feet to 452 feet, dropping it from seventh-longest hit at Chase Field to tied for 31st.
  • Since staring the season 0 for 13, Arizona 1B Adam LaRoche has gone 5 for 9 with a double and three RBI.
 
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Pitcher Edwin Jackson caps a 13-run fourth with his first career home run, a two-run knock.  (Getty Images)
Pitcher Edwin Jackson caps a 13-run fourth with his first career home run, a two-run knock. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Arizona

C. Snyder
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 5
Pittsburgh

B. Crosby
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Pittsburgh Pirates
Akinori Iwamura, 2B2100101 .227
   a- Bobby Crosby, PH-3B2112011 .429
Andrew McCutchen, CF5121011 .259
Lastings Milledge, LF5130000 .292
Garrett Jones, 1B5000001 .208
Ryan Church, RF3120101 .444
    Evan Meek, P0000000 .000
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
Delwyn Young, 3B-2B4012003 .400
Jason Jaramillo, C4010001 .200
Daniel McCutchen, P2000000 .000
    Hayden Penn, P0000000 .000
    Jack Taschner, P0000000 .000
    John Raynor, RF1000000 .000
Ronny Cedeno, SS4120021 .400
Totals37612524  
a-struck out for Iwamura in the 6th
Batting
2B - Lastings Milledge (2, Jackson), Ryan Church (2, Jackson)
3B - Delwyn Young (1, Jackson)
HR - Bobby Crosby (1, Howry), Andrew McCutchen (1, Jackson)
SH - Jack Taschner (1)
RBI - Bobby Crosby 2 (2), Andrew McCutchen (1), Delwyn Young 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Delwyn Young 2 (2)
SB - Akinori Iwamura (1, 2nd base off Jackson/Snyder)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - G. Jones-Cedeno-D. McCutchen
E - Delwyn Young (1, Throwing)
Pittsburgh Pirates
Daniel McCutchen (L,0-1) 3.1699323 24.30
Hayden Penn 0.1144300 30.86
Jack Taschner 2.1322051 6.75
Evan Meek 1200000 2.25
Javier Lopez 1000000 6.00
WP - Hayden Penn (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Daniel McCutchen 76-40, Hayden Penn 19-4, Jack Taschner 44-31, Evan Meek 13-8, Javier Lopez 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daniel McCutchen 3-6, Hayden Penn 1-0, Jack Taschner 1-1, Evan Meek 1-2, Javier Lopez 2-1
Batters Faced - Daniel McCutchen 20, Hayden Penn 5, Jack Taschner 10, Evan Meek 5, Javier Lopez 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Conor Jackson, LF5110010 .200
Stephen Drew, SS5122011 .227
Justin Upton, RF2100220 .286
    Gerardo Parra, RF1010000 .400
Adam LaRoche, 1B3220101 .227
   a- Rusty Ryal, PH-1B1000002 .333
Mark Reynolds, 3B4200101 .150
Chris Young, CF5114010 .292
Kelly Johnson, 2B2311200 .368
    John Hester, C1000000 .000
Chris Snyder, C4225010 .300
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
    Bob Howry, P0000000 .000
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
Edwin Jackson, P3222010 .500
   b- Augie Ojeda, PH-2B1000000 .000
Totals3715121467  
a-lined out for LaRoche in the 7th
b-grounded out for Jackson in the 7th
Batting
2B - Chris Snyder (1, Taschner)
3B - Stephen Drew (1, D. McCutchen)
HR - Chris Young (3, D. McCutchen), Kelly Johnson (3, D. McCutchen), Chris Snyder (1, D. McCutchen), Edwin Jackson (1, Taschner)
RBI - Stephen Drew 2 (5), Chris Young 4 (11), Kelly Johnson (4), Chris Snyder 5 (5), Edwin Jackson 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Snyder 5 (5), Edwin Jackson 2 (2)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Drew-LaRoche
Arizona Diamondbacks
Edwin Jackson (W,1-1) 71044231 5.25
Aaron Heilman 1000000 0.00
Bob Howry 0.2222011 13.50
Chad Qualls 0.1000000 3.86
Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 98-65, Aaron Heilman 19-12, Bob Howry 10-7, Chad Qualls 2-1
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 14-3, Aaron Heilman 2-1, Chad Qualls 1-0
Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 32, Aaron Heilman 3, Bob Howry 4, Chad Qualls 1
Game Information
Attendance - 21093
Game Time - 2:56
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Eric Cooper, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Mike Reilly