Yusmeiro Petit takes no-hitter into eighth for Diamondbacks winPosted: Updated:
PITTSBURGH -- Yusmeiro Petit took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and combined with Leonel Rosales on a one-hitter as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 last night.
Petit snapped a seven-game losing streak with his first victory in more than 11 months in his most recent start. He walked three and struck out four in eight innings.
He threw a season-high 107 pitches -- 73 for strikes -- in going longer than seven innings for the first time in his career. Pittsburgh's Ronny Cedeno lined a single to left after Ramon Vazquez led off the eighth with a walk, ending the quest for what would have been the second no-hitter in Diamondbacks history.
Ryan Roberts went 4 for 5 with two home runs for Arizona, which has won five of six.
Game 2 of the three-game series is set for 4:05 (Arizona time) this afternoon in Pittsburgh.
Left-hander Doug Davis is scheduled to start for Arizona against Pirates' right-hander Ross Ohlendorf.
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