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D-backs bullpen implodes

PHOENIX (AP) -

Josh Harrison tripled, doubled and scored twice and the Pittsburgh Pirates erupted in the final two innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 on Friday night.

The Pirates scored the last nine runs, including eight in the eighth and ninth.

Jordy Mercer had an RBI double, Michael Martinez and Russell Martin RBI singles and Travis Snider a two-run single in the Pirates' tiebreaking five-run ninth.

Tony Watson (8-1) pitched a scoreless eighth to get the win. Bo Schultz (0-1), recalled from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday, gave up all five in the ninth.

Ender Inciarte's three-run homer had helped Arizona take a 4-0 lead through five innings and Vidal Nuno appeared headed for his first victory in five starts since coming in the trade that sent Brandon McCarthy to the New York Yankees.

However, the Pirates battered the Arizona bullpen with 10 hits in the last two innings.

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