Eaton lifts Diamondbacks past Pirates 4-2 in 16

Diamondbacks beat Pirates

Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Arizona Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius (1) starts to celebrate with on-deck batter Martin Prado, right, after scoring on a single by Adam Eaton as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin, center, looks on in the 16th inning of the baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on August 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 18 at 4:56 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Adam Eaton's bloop double in the 16th inning drove in two runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Sunday.

Eaton's career-high fourth hit came during his seventh at-bat, with A.J. Pollock and Didi Gregorius on and two outs. Eaton fought off a 1-0 pitch from Kris Johnson and dunked the ball into shallow left-center. A sprinting Andrew McCutchen failed in his attempt at a diving catch.

Arizona remained five games behind Cincinnati in the race for the second NL wild-card spot. Pittsburgh's lead in the NL Central dwindled to one game over St. Louis.

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