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Bell goes deep twice more, but don’t forget Musgrove

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Josh Bell celebrates his two-run home run with Gregory Polanco in the fifth inning Tuesday night in Phoenix. - AP

PHOENIX -- Clint Hurdle kept insisting he wasn’t worried about Joe Musgrove and so did the big right-hander’s teammates. Musgrove himself also was adamant he was not concerned.

It didn’t matter that Musgrove had two horrendous starts to begin May after an outstanding April. Everyone in the Pirates’ camp felt he would get back on track soon.

Musgrove showed Tuesday night that the faith was justified as he allowed only one hit in seven scoreless innings to pitch the Pirates to a 6-2 victory against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Pirates (21-18) won for the fourth time in five games.

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