Pirates right-hander Matt Morris shut down Arizona through seven
innings, allowing just one run, while Diamondbacks starter Livan Hernandez
didn't make it out of the fifth inning.
Hernandez allowed two runs in the third, another run in the fourth
and gave up a solo home run to Xavier Nady and a single before being
lifted in the fifth.
The Diamondbacks' lead in the National League West was cut to one
game over the Padres and two over the Rockies. After Arizona concludes
its series at Pittsburgh on Thursday, they head to Colorado for a
know if we're pressing, trying to do too much," mused leadoff man Chris Young, who went hitless in the game. "We're just not getting the
big hit right now. But we still have the lead, and it's not the worst
thing in the world. We still control our own destiny. We've just got to
"It definitely puts some pressure on us, but
you can't push the panic button," added cleanup hitter Conor Jackson, who drove in the Diamondbacks' sole run. "We're still in a good spot. We need
to come out and play like we have the last two months. ... We're going
to bounce back."
The Diamondbacks have lost five of their last seven road games, and
have been outscored 18-7 in their last three games overall.