Smith, Escobar lead Diamondbacks over Pirates 4-2

PHOENIX — Caleb Smith pitched 6 2/3 stellar innings, Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer for the second straight game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2.

It was a nice bounce-back outing for Smith, who was rocked for nine earned runs in one inning during a 22-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers just before the All-Star break.

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The left-hander even earned his first career stolen base, surprising the Pirates by getting a huge jump and swiping second.

Escobar’s homer was his 22nd of the season.