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Diamondbacks' Iannetta hit in face with pitch, walks off

Iannetta was struck by a 93 miles per hour pitch from Pittsburgh reliever Johnny Barbato in the seventh inning Friday night.

Corbin had never beaten the Pirates in three previous career starts. The Diamondbacks won the game 11-4 but Iannetta's injury overshadowed the blowout win. This is why we see some hitters going with the protective guard on their helmet these days (like Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton). Paul Goldschmidt also homered for Arizona.

"Four runs, four is a number that sometimes works", Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

"I've been fortunate to be in the game 43 years". "These are men. They've got to play".

Iannetta has started 14 games (15 games played) and has caught 126 innings with a 3.43 catcher's ERA.

Glasnow (1-3) lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs, seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. "That's not a Trevor Williams outing". "I saw him get hit and his reaction, screaming afterwards, I knew it wasn't good".

Just 1-for-11 on the homestand entering the game, Lamb broke out in a big way with three hits in his last four at-bats. He obviously left the game and it seems likely a disabled list stint is forthcoming. We executed better than them today. In addition, all the team's runs were collected with two outs. But Pollock injured his right leg running up the baseline and had to come out of the game.

After the game, D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo said Iannetta was up and walking around.

The Diamondbacks scored seven runs in the third, tying a club record for most scored against the Pirates in one inning.

Both players had been off to slow starts at the plate.

"It's always the next guy up around here", McCutchen said. Just got in there a little too much, just got away from me.

The Pirates will try to stop a six-game skid.

Pittsburgh took the lead in the fourth. Only one batter has reached base for the Pirates on Thursday night. Bell has six home runs this season to lead the Pirates.

Ahmed hit the first pitch in the second inning down the left field line and into the Arizona bullpen for his third homer of the season.

Lovullo said Saturday tests for a concussion were negative and that Iannetta was still being monitored.

But he won't be rushed back.

Pirates catcher Chris Stewart took a retaliatory pitch from Tom Wilhelmson in the ninth inning, and now bygones are bygones.

“Were still trying to drill down to making sure everything is OK, ” Lovullo said. In the finale Sunday afternoon, Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.14) opposes right-hander Ivan Nova (3-3, 2.23).



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