Pirates play Diamondbacks again tonight

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates haven't been much of anobstacle for Brandon Webb during his stellar career.

And the Arizona ace hopes that remains the case tonight as he tries to become the major's first 16-game winner.

The Diamondbacks continue their home series with the Pirates as Webb shoots for his fifth consecutive win. The Arizona right-hander has usually been at his best against Pittsburgh, owning a 4-0 record with a 2.41 ERA in five career starts against the Pirates.

Mark Reynolds homered and drove in three runs, Chris Young snapped an 0-for-18 skid with three hits and the D-backs routed the Pirates 13-7 last night. Pittsburgh has lost three in a row while being outscored 26-13.

The win moved Arizona 1 1/2 games ahead of idle Los Angeles in the NL West.

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