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Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Pirates beat Diamondbacks behind Happ's strong start, 4-1

PITTSBURGH Another start, another display of improvement for J.A. Happ. The lefty pitched six scoreless innings and the Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-1, at PNC Park Wednesday night. The Pirates won for the sixth time in seven games and have won 10 of their past 13. On Thursday, the Pirates begin a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants, the defending World Series champions who knocked the Pirates out of the playoffs in last October's wild-card game. The Giants entered Wednesday's games 11/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West and three games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot. The Pirates (71-47) are in second place in...