Cedeno's single in 9th leads Pirates past D-BacksPosted: Updated:
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ronny Cedeno's single in the bottom of the ninth scored Andrew McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Cedeno's soft line drive to right-center off Esmerling Vasquez (1-6) came after two one-out walks to McCutchen and Ryan Doumit. McCutchen was pinch-hitting after being scratched from the lineup about 30 minutes before game time due to a stomach ailment.
Pittsburgh had lost seven of eight and avoided their ninth five-game losing streak of the season.
Ian Kennedy was impressive for a fourth consecutive start and Geraldo Parra had two RBI doubles for the Diamondbacks, who have lost 10 of 13.
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