PITTSBURGH (AP)—Neil Walker was looking for a pitch to drive, and he found one.
Walker hit a two-run homer in Pittsburgh’s three-run eighth inning and the Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Andrew McCutchen hit a leadoff drive in the first and finished with two hits for Pittsburgh, which has won five of its last six home games. The majors’ worst team earned its first three-game sweep since May 4-6 against the Chicago Cubs.
“It’s definitely been a long while,” McCutchen said. “Walker delivered in a big way and put us up. It was good just to be there and be a part of it and just to not give up, keep fighting and get those three wins and sweep.”
Pittsburgh (51-98) remained two losses away from its first 100-loss season since 2001.