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Pirates knock off D-backs 5-4

PHOENIX — Andrew McCutchen lined a run-scoring single in the ninth inning, Garrett Jones homered and drove in three runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Tuesday night for a rare road win.

Jason Grilli (1-1) allowed a solo homer to John McDonald in the eighth inning, but McCutchen reached down to line an RBI single off Bryan Shaw (0-2) to left with two outs in the ninth. Jones led off the sixth inning with a solo homer off Ian Kennedy, but the Pirates scored the rest of their runs with two outs to win for the second time in eight road games.

Juan Cruz worked a perfect ninth for his first save since 2009.