PHOENIX -- The Pirates concluded a pounding of the D-backs this weekend at Chase Field with Sunday's 8-0 victory, their first three-game sweep of a National League West club on the road since 2007 at San Francisco.
On Sunday, it was Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano who shut down the D-backs, losers of four out of five on this current eight-game homestand. He bested right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, who couldn't make it out of the fifth inning.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. Follow him on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.