PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jason Kubel homered twice, Joe Saunders pitched seven effective innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Thursday.
Both of Kubel's home runs immediately followed hits by Aaron Hill. Wil Nieves also hit a two-run homer in his Diamondbacks debut.
Saunders (6-8) retired 14 consecutive batters in the middle innings. Joel Hanrahan struck out the side in the ninth for his NL-leading 33rd save. Hill had three hits and Chris Johnson had two as Arizona completed a 6-4 road trip.
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