Brubaker ends lengthy losing streak, Pirates edge D’backs

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Pittsburgh Pirates starter JT Brubaker pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – JT Brubaker pitched five scoreless innings for his first win in nearly three months, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2.

Brubaker (5-13) allowed four hits with six strikeouts, stranding five runners in scoring position. Since last winning May 29, Brubaker went 0-9 with a 7.08 ERA in 12 starts.

Diamondbacks starter Madison Bumgarner (7-8) surrendered four runs on six hits in six innings.

Pittsburgh, which is 0-9 with a chance to sweep this season, has won four of five after taking the first two of the three-game set against Arizona.

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