Diamondbacks shut out Pirates 2-0

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chris Young hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, four Arizona pitchers combined for a five-hit shutout and the Diamondbacks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.

Young pulled a 2-0 pitch from Chris Resop (2-2) down the left-field line just inside the foul pole for his 12th homer of the season. Reliever Micah Owings (2-0) legged out a one-out infield single before Young's hit.

Josh Collmenter continued his stellar rookie season, pitching five-plus shutout innings. Joe Patterson, Owings and David Hernandez finished up the Diamondbacks' sixth shutout of the season.

Two days after allowing five runs without retiring a batter, Hernandez earned his second save with a perfect ninth.

-Diamondbacks sign 23 of 52 draft choices-
The Arizona Diamondbacks say they've agreed to contract terms with 23 of the 52 players they drafted this week.

Terms of the deals weren't announced Thursday.

Among the signees were Kansas State pitcher Evan Marshall, who was picked in the fourth round at 124th overall.

Still unsigned are Arizona's two first-round picks: UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer and Oklahoma high school pitching star Archie Bradley.

Bauer was the third overall pick Monday, and Bradley was No. 7.