Pirates Two-Hit In Loss To Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 19: Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy #31 of the Arizona Diamondbacks receives a shaving cream salute from J.J. Putz #40 as he is interviewed by Fox television personality Jody Jackson following the Major League Baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field on September 19, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Pirates 1-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Pirates wasted a strong last start by Jeff Karstens as Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks struck out 13 Bucs and held them to two hits. 

One of those was a one-out triple by Alex Presley off J.J. Putz in the ninth with a score of 1-0. Unfortunately, Neil Walker grounded out and Andrew McCutchen struck out to end the game.

Justin Upton scored the only run for the Diamondbacks with a solo homer in the sixth. Kennedy had 12 strikeouts in eight innings and picked up his 20th win of the season.

With the way the Pirates have hit in the last, oh, seven or eight years, it's amazing that they don't get no-hit about twice a season.

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