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Diamondbacks face the Pirates leading series 2-1

PHOENIX — Rodolfo Castro had two hits to spark the offense one night after a smartphone faux pas, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4.

The 23-year-old Castro mistakenly left his phone in the back pocket of his baseball pants during Tuesday’s game, and it came flying out on a headfirst slide into third base.

On Wednesday, he left his phone in the clubhouse but certainly remembered to bring his bat. Mitch Keller threw 5 1/3 solid innings as Pittsburgh improved to 5-4 in August.

Arizona has a 50-60 record overall and a 31-29 record at home. The Diamondbacks have a 32-12 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Pittsburgh is 45-66 overall and 21-37 in road games. The Pirates have gone 30-8 in games when they scored five or more runs.

Thursday’s game is the seventh time these teams square off this season. The season series is tied 3-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ketel Marte has a .260 batting average to rank fourth on the Diamondbacks, and has 32 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs. Christian Walker is 12-for-38 with three home runs and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.

Bryan Reynolds has 13 doubles, three triples and 16 home runs for the Pirates. Kevin Newman is 10-for-40 with a double over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 5-5, .255 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

Pirates: 5-5, .239 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by two runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Kyle Nelson: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Gilbert: 60-Day IL (elbow), Caleb Smith: 15-Day IL (hand), Keynan Middleton: 15-Day IL (ankle), Humberto Castellanos: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Ahmed: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Pirates: Jose Godoy: day-to-day (cramping/illness), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Heineman: 10-Day IL (groin), Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (elbow), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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