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Pirates surrender eight runs in 7th to lose 11-6

Not a fun loss when a crooked number goes against you.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Well, at least one Phoenix team won Tuesday.

The Arizona Diamondbacks took Game 2 of the three-game set against our beloved Pittsburgh Pirates 11-6.

The scary part about this loss in particular would be that the Pirates were up 5-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. By the time the Pirates were up to bat in the eighth, the score was 11-5.

Before the D-Backs put up eight on the board in the seventh inning, Gregory Polanco and John Nogowski cranked homers. For Nogowski, it was the first dinger in his big league career.

The Diamondbacks were able to load the bases in the fifth, but only managed one run on a Nick Ahmed single.

In the seventh, Daulton Varsho walked and Josh VanMeter tripled to bring him home. The next batter, Nick Ahmed, doubled to tie the game at 5.

Then, the bases were loaded later in the inning for Josh Reddick, and Arizona scored on four consecutive batters to blow the game open.

It was another sad performance from the bullpen, which has been guilty of this same act several times this season.

The offense was clicking more than it usually does tonight, but the bullpen could not allow the team to be great today.

The Pirates look to avoid the sweep tomorrow afternoon against the Diamondbacks. First pitch is set for 3:40 p.m. EST.