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Bats stay dry through sweep by Diamondbacks


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Starling Marte pounds his bat into the ground after hitting into a game-ending double play. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Pirates' ship is taking on water -- fast. And the faster Clint Hurdle bails, the faster the water seems to rush in.

They lost again to Arizona, 3-0, Sunday at PNC Park to finish off a forgettable homestand with just three wins in nine games, including dropping all four to the Diamondbacks.

How bad was the homestand?

Against the Diamondbacks, the Pirates managed a meager six runs, capped off by the shutout before an announced crowd of 19,207. Over the course of the nine games -- three against Cincinnati and two against Milwaukee -- Pittsburgh scored a total of 24 runs, half of which came in back-to-back games against the Reds.

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