PITTSBURGH (AP) — Entering their 85th game of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked to get their first series sweep.
They looked primed to accomplish just that as starter Vance Worley retired the first 12 batters he faced and carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
"Early on I was able to get ahead in the count," Worley said. "Throw strikes and make them swing."
But the Diamondbacks scored three runs in the sixth then added seven in the ninth to avoid a sweep and leave Pittsburgh with a 10-2 victory. David Peralta led the way with three hits, including a two-run homer, and four RBIs.
The Pirates are 0 for 8 in chances to sweep opposing teams this season.
Ender Inciarte broke up Worley's no-hit bid with an RBI single with one out in the sixth. Peralta followed with his third home run of the year which barely cleared the 21-foot-high fence in right field and gave Arizona a 3-2 lead.
After a strikeout and groundout against Worley in his first two at-bats, Peralta was prepared for his third trip to the plate.
"I thought 'I'll get him next time,'" Peralta said. "The next time, he gave me a pitch I could hit. My whole approach is always to wait for my pitch and that's what I did in that at-bat."
Peralta's home run was the key for the Diamondbacks finally turning it around against Worley in the eyes of Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle.
"(Worley's) human and he just missed some spots," Hurdle said. "Elevated one ball, one big swing of the bat really was the big difference."
Miguel Montero was the first Diamondback to reach base after he worked a leadoff walk in the fifth.
Pittsburgh scored in the third on a double by Jordy Mercer and RBI groundout by Gregory Polanco.
The Pirates opened the fourth with hits by Neil Walker, Russell Martin and Ike Davis to extend their lead to 2-0. Walker started the inning with a double and scored on Davis' single.
Brandon McCarthy (3-10) was pulled in the sixth after issuing a two-out walk to Davis. He threw 5 2-3 innings and allowed two runs and eight hits, walked two and struck out six as he needed to work through some issues on the mound in the early stages of his start.
"Some starts you feel great out of the gates but it wasn't quite there for me," McCarthy said. "I was able to hang in there and when things got dicey, I was able to make pitches."