Osuna Helps Bucs Slither Away with Split; PHOENIX -- in the Team Scouting Meeting on the First Day of a Series Here, the Pirates' Top Takeaway Was to Not Let All-Star Paul Goldschmidt Beat Them. [Derived Headline]

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Osuna Helps Bucs Slither Away with Split; PHOENIX -- in the Team Scouting Meeting on the First Day of a Series Here, the Pirates' Top Takeaway Was to Not Let All-Star Paul Goldschmidt Beat Them. [Derived Headline]


Magruder, Jack, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


PHOENIX -- In the team scouting meeting on the first day of a series here, the Pirates' top takeaway was to not let All-Star Paul Goldschmidt beat them.

When you have a plan, you stick with it.

Jose Osuna's two-run homer with two outs in the top of the 10th inning gave the Pirates a 6-4 lead Sunday, and manager Clint Hurdle intentionally walked Goldschmidt with two outs and runners on the corners in the bottom of the inning.

That put the tying run on second base, but the decision paid off when Tony Watson got Jake Lamb to ground out to clinch a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"You have to," starter Ivan Nova said. "Good move right there."

The situation cried out for the creative move.

It took the Diamondbacks' most dangerous hitter out of play. Goldschmidt already had hit homers in the first and fifth innings to account for three Arizona runs, the second one measured at 453 off the video board in center field.

It created a favorable matchup, because it meant Watson would face left-handed hitting Lamb, who entered the game hitting .150 against left-handers, although he had singled off Watson in the ninth inning.

"He'd hit two balls out," Hurdle said. "There is the argument: He had already hit two homers, the chance to hit the third one aren't very good. Well, we weren't going to find out. Pitchers and catchers, they want to compete. I don't think there are many closers who intentionally walk guys, and we haven't had too many we've done it with. Today I felt it was the right move to make for the team.

"I trust my guy against Lamb rather than mess with the matchup with Goldschmidt."

Watson, who threw 25 pitches Saturday, went another 30 in two innings for his second victory and a satisfying end to a road trip. After being outscored 34-11 while losing the first five games, the Pirates won the last two.

Arizona put runners on first and second with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Watson got out of it on a popped-up bunt and a double-play started by Jordy Mercer. …

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