The Pittsburgh Pirates are taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road in the final game of a three-game road series. The teams thus far have split the series, but through five innings so far the Diamondbacks lead the Buccos 1-0 in a game where the hits have been hard to come by. The Buccos have just picked up two hits so far as they try to win the final game and take the series.
Arizona picked up the only run of the game in the first inning when Jason Kubel singled to center field, plating Willie Bloomquist. The two teams have combined for just five hits total as James McDonald and Daniel Hudson have had a good showing so far. Brad Lincoln relieved McDonald in the top of the fifth-inning