PITTSBURGH -- A night after the Pirates and D-backs went back and forth for 15 innings and more than five hours, left-hander J.A. Happ gave the Bucs the quick and efficient start they needed. Happ tossed six scoreless innings, and the Pirates continued their season-long dominance along the Allegheny River with a 4-1 win over the D-backs on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
Like Tuesday night's 9-8 win, the Pirates' series-clinching victory showcased the depth of their roster. Acquired before the non-waiver Trade Deadline to help the Pirates weather A.J. Burnett's injury, Happ stepped up to help out a tired bullpen and silence the NL's highest-scoring offense.
Adam Berry and Steve Gilbert are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.