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Major League Baseball
Arizona 9, Pittsburgh 3
When: 7:05 PM ET, Thursday, June 21, 2018
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 76°
Umpires: Home - Stu Scheurwater, 1B - Eric Cooper, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Cory Blaser
Attendance: 20554
Jon Jay drove in two runs and scored twice as the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Pittsburgh Pirates starter Chad Kuhl for an early eight-run lead Thursday en route to a 9-3 win.

Jay, a Pirates killer who is hitting .333 against them in his career, was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Ketel Marte and Alex Avila homered for Arizona, which has won 10 of 13, including three of four against the Pirates.

Rookie Austin Meadows went 3-for-4 and scored a run for Pittsburgh, which has lost three of four.

Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley (8-5) gave up three runs, two of them earned, and four hits in six innings. He had five strikeouts and three walks. Fernando Salas pitched a scoreless seventh, Jorge De La Rosa 1 2/3 shutout innings, and Jake Barrett got the final out.

Kuhl (5-5) allowed eight runs and eight hits, including two homers, in two-plus innings, with two strikeouts and one walk.

Jay led off the first with a double that bounced into the stands in left, advanced on Paul Goldschmidt's walk and David Peralta's fielder's choice, and scored on Daniel Descalso's sacrifice fly. Ketel Marte followed with a two-run shot, his sixth homer, for a 3-0 lead.

In the second, Nick Ahmed doubled to left and went to third on Jarrod Dyson's single. After Godley bunted Dyson to second, Jay smacked a two-run double to make it 5-0. Goldschmidt then drove in Jay with base hit for a 6-0 Arizona lead.

Ketel Marte singled in the third ahead of Avila's third homer to make it 8-0. That broke an 0-for-18 funk by Avila and chased Kuhl.

Francisco Cervelli hit a one-out RBI single in the fourth for the Pirates' first run. Pittsburgh made it 8-3 with two more runs in the sixth, on Starling Marte's RBI double -- his 800th career hit and 300th career RBI -- and Colin Moran's sacrifice fly.

Avila hit an RBI double in the ninth for the Diamondbacks' ninth run.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Pittsburgh
Zack Godley Player Chad Kuhl
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 2.0
5 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 8
3.00 ERA 36.00
Hitting
Arizona   Pittsburgh
Alex Avila Player Austin Meadows
2 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.500 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 10 2 20 .278 17 4 9 5 0 0
Pittsburgh 8 0 9 .250 14 6 3 4 0 1