D-Backs’ Ian Kennedy Shuts Down Pirates, 1-0

View Comments
(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Upcoming Games

Buy Pirates Tickets Full Schedule
Pirates Central
Shop for Pirates Gear
Buy Pirates Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

PHOENIX (KDKA/AP) — The Pirates managed only two hits in their 1-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Jeff Karstens (9-9) gave up five hits and one run over six innings. He struck out three.

Justin Upton led off the sixth with his 31st homer off Karstens, snapping off his bat on a shot to left that was upheld by a video review.

Alex Presley and Karstens each had a hit, but overall the Buccos struck out 13 times.

Ian Kennedy (20-4) pitched eight innings, striking out 12 and walking Andrew McCutchen who had zero hits.

J.J. Putz earned his 42nd save despite allowing one hit in the ninth.

View Comments

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,648 other followers