|a-Flied out for Hanrahan in the 8th.
||1-Ran for Upton, J in the 8th.|
TB: Jones, G; Doumit; Pearce; Moss; Wilson, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit; Wilson, J 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.
SB: Jones, G (4, 2nd base off Scherzer/Montero).
Outfield assists: McCutchen, A (Parra, G at 3rd base).
2B: Drew, S (22, Vasquez, V), Parra, G (8, Vasquez, V), Roberts, R (9, Vasquez, V), Upton, J (20, Vasquez, V), Young, C (22, Karstens).
3B: Drew, S (7, Karstens).
HR: Reynolds, M (26, 3rd inning off Vasquez, V, 1 on, 2 out), Parra, G (5, 8th inning off Capps, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Drew, S 5; Parra, G 7; Upton, J 3; Reynolds, M 5; Montero; Young, C 3; Roberts, R 3.
RBI: Parra, G 4 (37), Roberts, R (7), Reynolds, M 2 (65), Montero (31), Young, C (26).
2-out RBI: Roberts, R; Reynolds, M 2; Parra, G 3; Montero; Young, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scherzer; Whitesell, J 3; Upton, J.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.
SB: Parra, G (3, 2nd base off Karstens/Doumit).
|Vasquez (L, 1-5)||3.0||6||4||4||2||3||1||6.21||Scherzer (W, 6-6)||7.0||5||0||0||0||8||0||3.61|
|Pitches-strikes: Vasquez, V 69-40, Karstens 56-38, Hanrahan 5-3, Capps 17-12, Scherzer 109-85, Boyer 22-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vasquez, V 1-4, Karstens 4-5, Hanrahan 0-0, Capps 1-1, Scherzer 2-11, Boyer 3-2.
Batters faced: Vasquez, V 16, Karstens 17, Hanrahan 1, Capps 6, Scherzer 26, Boyer 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Hanrahan 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 77 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
July 26, 2009
PHOENIX -- Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra each hit two-run homers, Parra finished with four RBIS and the Arizona Diamondbacks made it easy for right-hander Max Scherzer in a 9-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Reynolds' homer in the third inning, his 26th of the season, gave Arizona a 4-0 lead, and Parra's fifth homer of the season capped the scoring with two outs in the eighth. Parra finished a triple short of the cycle.
Arizona had eight extra-base hits, including a double and a triple by shortstop Stephen Drew, who extended his hitting streak to eight games. The Diamondbacks had 25 extra-base hits in winning three out of four during the series.
Scherzer (6-6) gave up five singles in seven innings for his first victory since June 23. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter for only the second time in 26 career starts.
Pittsburgh was shut out for the second straight game, and its 11 shutouts lead the major leagues. The Pirates did not score in the final 19 innings of the series.
Arizona recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time since blanking Washington on May 31 and June 1, 2008. The Pirates have been shut out on consecutive days twice this season, the first time in interleague play at the Chicago White Sox on May 22-23.
Scherzer threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of the first 24 batters he faced and reached a three-ball count only twice. He threw 109 pitches, 85 strikes.
Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero extended his hitting streak to nine games with a run-scoring single in a two-run seventh inning. Montero has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games and is hitting .371 in July.
Parra drove in Drew with a double in the first inning, and he singled in Drew in the fourth. Ryan Roberts also doubled in a run and Chris Young drove in a run.
Pirates rookie right-hander Virgil Vasquez (1-5) gave up four runs in three innings.
Reynolds is two homers short of his career high, set last season, and with 18 stolen bases is two short of becoming the third Arizona player to have 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in the same season. Devon White did it in 1998, Eric Byrnes in 2006 and 2007, and Chris Young in 2007.
Pittsburgh OFs lead the major leagues with 29 assists after CF Andrew McCutcheon and SS Jack Wilson combined to throw out Parra attempting to stretch a double in the first. The Pirates had 27 outfield assists in 2008. ... Drew's two-out triple in the fourth ended reliever Jeff Karstens' hitless streak at 10 2/3 innings. ... Pittsburgh OF Garrett Jones is a top candidate for the NL Player of the Week award. He was 13 for 28 with three doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs and five runs. Jones leads the majors with 10 homers in July.