Marte homers twice, D-Backs win 9th straight at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) There was no stopping Ketel Marte and the Diamondbacks - especially not in Pittsburgh.

Marte homered from both sides of the plate, and Arizona won at PNC Park for the ninth straight time, beating the Pirates 11-2 on Wednesday night.

Marte batted lefty while extending Arizona's lead to 5-1 with a solo shot in the fifth inning before going righty and driving a three-run shot, his sixth homer this season, into the left-field bleachers in the eighth. It was the third multi-homer game of his career and second this season.

''He has so much offensive capability,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''It's just nice to see him putting it together and making tonight very special. You hit home runs from both sides of the plate as a switch-hitter, it's like a dream come true. You work extremely hard. It means you're locked in.''

Arizona's nine-game winning streak at Pittsburgh is its longest in an opponent's stadium, surpassing its eight straight at Philadelphia from June 17, 2016-April 24, 2018. The Diamondbacks have not lost in Pittsburgh since May 29, 2017, when Andrew McCutchen homered in the ninth of a 4-3 win for the Pirates.

Eduardo Escobar, who was 3 for 4 with a walk, tripled in the first, and the Diamondbacks hit three straight singles to take a 2-0 lead. Nick Ahmed homered to lead off the second before Escobar doubled in Caleb Joseph for a 4-0 lead.

''When you win, everybody's happy,'' Escobar said. ''I think what's important is working hard every day. Come to the field and play hard.''

After Marte's first homer, the Diamondbacks added three runs on back-to-back two-out doubles from David Peralta and Christian Walker, extending the lead to 8-2 in the seventh.

The Pirates have been outscored 25-7 in the first three games of the four-game series.

''We're just not clicking consistently as an offense,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''We're not bunching at-bats together. We're shown some spurts at times, but the overall opportunities, we're still kind of short with runners at third and less than two outs. Happened to us again tonight. ... You own your at-bat. The guys know it.''

Merrill Kelly (2-2) gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings, walking two and striking out five. The runs came on homers from Josh Bell in the fourth and Jung Ho Kang in the sixth.

''Any time the offense puts runs on the board, it just allows you to be a little more aggressive,'' Kelly said. ''With the risk of taking the solo home runs like I did tonight, but I knew that they weren't going to hurt me.''

Bell's home run was his fifth in 22 games after hitting 12 in 148 games last season.

Jordan Lyles (2-1) lasted five innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts. He gave up one run on 10 hits in 17 innings through his first three starts.

''There's not much room in their lineup to take a breath,'' Lyles said. ''They scored early and often. That's what good offenses do.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: OF Bryan Reynolds did not play because of left quadriceps muscle discomfort he experienced during Tuesday's game. He took batting practice Wednesday. ... SS Erik Gonzalez will have surgery Thursday to repair a broken collarbone. He was injured while colliding with OF Starling Marte last Friday. ... OF Gregory Polanco was given the day off after having two hits in each of his first two games of the season. He had shoulder surgery last Sept. 12.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (3-1, 4.60 ERA) takes the mound in the series finale. He is 3-0 in his past four starts. Arizona will finish its 10-game trip after winning seven of the first nine games.

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (1-2, 3.12) will look to end Pittsburgh's four-game skid. On Saturday, Taillon allowed one run on four hits in five innings of a rain-shortened 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.

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PIT12-10
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  • W: M. Kelly (2-2)L: J. Lyles (2-1)
  • HR: ARI - N. Ahmed (2), K. Marte 2 (6), PIT - J. Bell (5), J. Kang (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Marte CF52242012.247.275.495.76913.5
E. Escobar 3B42310100.290.371.473.84510.0
A. Jones RF00000000.302.368.542.9100.0
D. Peralta LF52220012.330.366.547.9136.5
M. Koch P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Walker 1B50210010.333.393.6791.0723.5
W. Flores 2B40110001.206.257.265.5212.0
B. Swihart RF-LF50000032.219.286.344.629-1.5
N. Ahmed SS42211000.269.300.409.7098.0
C. Joseph C41200011.154.154.231.3853.5
M. Kelly P21000011.000.111.000.1110.5
a- I. Vargas PH-3B11100000.241.241.414.6552.0
  • a-singled for M. Kelly in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B40100000.263.341.368.7101.0
S. Brault P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
a- E. Diaz PH10000001.200.200.200.4000.0
M. Cabrera RF30100000.299.329.403.7321.0
N. Kingham P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Reyes PH-2B10000000.107.194.107.3010.0
C. Moran LF40100002.283.365.478.8441.0
J. Bell 1B31211102.299.385.6231.0089.0
F. Cervelli C40100012.167.241.236.4770.5
J. Kang 3B31211101.167.242.417.6599.0
J. Martin CF40000012.250.314.313.627-0.5
C. Tucker SS40100022.235.278.588.8661.0
J. Lyles P10000011.000.143.000.143-0.5
c- J. Shuck PH-RF30000001.216.370.270.6400.0
  • a-lined out for Brault in the 9th
  • b-fouled out for Kingham in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Lyles in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Escobar (6), D. Peralta (12), C. Walker (7), C. Joseph
  • 3B - E. Escobar
  • HR - K. Marte 2 (6), N. Ahmed (2)
  • SF - W. Flores
  • SH - M. Kelly (2)
  • RBI - K. Marte 4 (20), E. Escobar (13), D. Peralta 2 (17), C. Walker (14), W. Flores (2), N. Ahmed (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Marte 3 (6), E. Escobar (4), D. Peralta (5), C. Walker (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta 2 (2), W. Flores, B. Swihart
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (6), J. Kang (3), C. Tucker (3)
  • HR - J. Bell (5), J. Kang (4)
  • RBI - J. Bell (17), J. Kang (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Diaz, J. Bell 2 (2), F. Cervelli 2 (2), J. Kang, C. Tucker, J. Lyles
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - W. Flores
FIELDING
  • E - J. Lyles, J. Martin
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (W, 2-2)7.06222523.941.3823.5
M. Koch2.03000009.371.533.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (W, 2-2)7.0
M. Koch2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lyles (L, 2-1)5.08540322.051.05-0.5
N. Kingham2.03331105.401.32-0.5
S. Brault2.043304110.801.951.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Lyles (L, 2-1)5.0
N. Kingham2.0
S. Brault2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 106-64, M. Koch 30-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 9-7, M. Koch 3-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 29, M. Koch 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lyles 81-53, N. Kingham 28-17, S. Brault 43-30
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lyles 4-7, N. Kingham 4-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lyles 22, N. Kingham 10, S. Brault 10
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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22001033011150
PIT12-10
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Marte CF52242012.247.275.495.76913.5
E. Escobar 3B42310100.290.371.473.84510.0
A. Jones RF00000000.302.368.542.9100.0
D. Peralta LF52220012.330.366.547.9136.5
M. Koch P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Walker 1B50210010.333.393.6791.0723.5
W. Flores 2B40110001.206.257.265.5212.0
B. Swihart RF-LF50000032.219.286.344.629-1.5
N. Ahmed SS42211000.269.300.409.7098.0
C. Joseph C41200011.154.154.231.3853.5
M. Kelly P21000011.000.111.000.1110.5
a- I. Vargas PH-3B11100000.241.241.414.6552.0
Total391115103189-----
HITTERSAB
K. Marte CF5
E. Escobar 3B4
A. Jones RF0
D. Peralta LF5
M. Koch P0
C. Walker 1B5
W. Flores 2B4
B. Swihart RF-LF5
N. Ahmed SS4
C. Joseph C4
M. Kelly P2
a- I. Vargas PH-3B1
Total39
  • a-singled for M. Kelly in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B40100000.263.341.368.7101.0
S. Brault P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
a- E. Diaz PH10000001.200.200.200.4000.0
M. Cabrera RF30100000.299.329.403.7321.0
N. Kingham P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Reyes PH-2B10000000.107.194.107.3010.0
C. Moran LF40100002.283.365.478.8441.0
J. Bell 1B31211102.299.385.6231.0089.0
F. Cervelli C40100012.167.241.236.4770.5
J. Kang 3B31211101.167.242.417.6599.0
J. Martin CF40000012.250.314.313.627-0.5
C. Tucker SS40100022.235.278.588.8661.0
J. Lyles P10000011.000.143.000.143-0.5
c- J. Shuck PH-RF30000001.216.370.270.6400.0
Total3529222514-----
HITTERSAB
A. Frazier 2B4
S. Brault P0
a- E. Diaz PH1
M. Cabrera RF3
N. Kingham P0
b- P. Reyes PH-2B1
C. Moran LF4
J. Bell 1B3
F. Cervelli C4
J. Kang 3B3
J. Martin CF4
C. Tucker SS4
J. Lyles P1
c- J. Shuck PH-RF3
Total35
  • a-lined out for Brault in the 9th
  • b-fouled out for Kingham in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Lyles in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Escobar (6), D. Peralta (12), C. Walker (7), C. Joseph
  • 3B - E. Escobar
  • HR - K. Marte 2 (6), N. Ahmed (2)
  • SF - W. Flores
  • SH - M. Kelly (2)
  • RBI - K. Marte 4 (20), E. Escobar (13), D. Peralta 2 (17), C. Walker (14), W. Flores (2), N. Ahmed (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Marte 3 (6), E. Escobar (4), D. Peralta (5), C. Walker (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta 2 (2), W. Flores, B. Swihart
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (6), J. Kang (3), C. Tucker (3)
  • HR - J. Bell (5), J. Kang (4)
  • RBI - J. Bell (17), J. Kang (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Diaz, J. Bell 2 (2), F. Cervelli 2 (2), J. Kang, C. Tucker, J. Lyles
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - W. Flores
FIELDING
  • E - J. Lyles, J. Martin
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (W, 2-2)7.06222523.941.3823.5
M. Koch2.03000009.371.533.0
Total9.0922252---
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (W, 2-2)7.0
M. Koch2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lyles (L, 2-1)5.08540322.051.05-0.5
N. Kingham2.03331105.401.32-0.5
S. Brault2.043304110.801.951.0
Total9.0151110183---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lyles (L, 2-1)5.0
N. Kingham2.0
S. Brault2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 106-64, M. Koch 30-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 9-7, M. Koch 3-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 29, M. Koch 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lyles 81-53, N. Kingham 28-17, S. Brault 43-30
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lyles 4-7, N. Kingham 4-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lyles 22, N. Kingham 10, S. Brault 10
  • 8TH INNING
    Marte homered to left, Ahmed and Vargas scored112
  • 7TH INNING
    Walker doubled to deep right, Peralta scored82
    Peralta doubled to center, Joseph and Escobar scored on center fielder Martin fielding error72
  • 6TH INNING
    Kang homered to center52
  • 5TH INNING
    Marte homered to center51
  • 4TH INNING
    Bell homered to center41
  • 2ND INNING
    Escobar doubled to deep center, Kelly scored40
    Ahmed homered to center30
  • 1ST INNING
    Flores hit sacrifice fly to center, Peralta scored, Walker to third20
    Peralta singled to center, Escobar scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Walker lined out to right
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Flores flied out to deep center
    • B. Swihart: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • J. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to first
    • C. Tucker: Ball, Tucker doubled to center
    • J. Shuck: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Shuck grounded out to first, Tucker to third
    • Elias Diaz hit for Steven Brault
    • E. Diaz: Strike swinging, Diaz lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Steven Brault pitching
    • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Swihart struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Merrill Kelly
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Vargas singled to shallow left, Ahmed to second
    • K. Marte: Marte homered to left, Ahmed and Vargas scored
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar singled to center
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Jones in right field
    • Matt Koch pitching
    • C. Moran: Moran grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Foul, Bell doubled to left, Bell out at third
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cervelli singled to center
    • J. Kang: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kang lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • C. Joseph: Joseph singled to left
    • M. Kelly: Foul, Ball, Kelly hit sacrifice bunt to third, Joseph to second
    • K. Marte: Strike (foul tip), Marte grounded out to second, Joseph to third
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta doubled to center, Joseph and Escobar scored on center fielder Martin fielding error
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Walker doubled to deep right, Peralta scored
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Shuck lined out to left
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier lined out to left
    • Pablo Reyes hit for Nick Kingham
    • P. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Reyes fouled out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Nick Kingham pitching
    • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Flores popped out to second
    • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Swihart struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cervelli grounded out to third
    • J. Kang: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kang homered to center
    • J. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
    • C. Tucker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Tucker struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Marte homered to center
    • E. Escobar: Escobar grounded out to second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta flied out to right
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J.B. Shuck hit for Jordan Lyles
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Shuck grounded out to first
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier singled to shallow center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera singled to right center, Frazier to second
    • C. Moran: Ball, Ball, Foul, Moran popped out to third
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Bell grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph flied out to center
    • M. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell homered to center
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cervelli grounded out to third
    • J. Kang: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kang walked
    • J. Martin: Martin flied out to deep right
    • C. Tucker: Foul, Tucker hit into double play shortstop, Kang out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Walker flied out to deep left
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Flores singled to shallow center
    • B. Swihart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Swihart grounded out to second, Flores to second
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Flores picked off at second, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to first
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moran lined out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed homered to center
    • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph doubled to deep center
    • M. Kelly: Ball, Kelly reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Joseph out at third, Kelly to second
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • E. Escobar: Escobar doubled to deep center, Kelly scored
    • D. Peralta: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Peralta flied out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • J. Kang: Kang doubled to left
    • J. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Martin grounded out to second, Kang to third
    • C. Tucker: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tucker struck out swinging
    • J. Lyles: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Lyles struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Escobar tripled to right center
    • D. Peralta: Peralta singled to center, Escobar scored
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Walker reached on an infield single to pitcher, Peralta to third, Walker to second on Lyles throwing error
    • W. Flores: Ball, Foul, Flores hit sacrifice fly to center, Peralta scored, Walker to third
    • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swihart lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier lined out to center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to first
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moran singled to shallow right center
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bell walked, Moran to second
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)