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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, April 10th (All times Eastern)

Pittsburgh Pirates (3-5) at Arizona Diamondbacks (5-3), 3:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - Jonathan Sanchez (0-1, 5.40) Arizona - Wade Miley (1-0, 1.50)

(Sports Network) - Left-hander Wade Miley tries to make it two straight wins in 2013 on Wednesday when his Arizona Diamondbacks host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third and final game of a three-game series at Chase Field.

Miley, one of last season's breakout pitchers, was a supplemental round draft pick of the Diamondbacks in 2008 and debuted with the team in 2011 when he made seven starts in eight year-end appearances.

He was 4-2 in that brief stint, then became a regular with 29 starts in 32 appearances in 2012 while winning 16 games and lowering his earned run average from 4,50 to 3.33.

The performance earned him a nod as a National League All-Star and propelled him to second in the league's rookie of the year voting behind Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper.

Miley picked up win No. 1 of 2013 on April 5 in Milwaukee when he scattered five hits and allowed one run in six innings of a 3-1 triumph.

He's split two career starts against the Pirates while allowing just two earned runs in 11 innings.

Pittsburgh, meanwhile, goes with journeyman lefty Jonathan Sanchez, who signed a $1.375 million free agent deal with the Pirates in February - making them his fourth team since 2011.

The 30-year-old native of Puerto Rico was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2004 and debuted with them in 2006 before winning a career-high 13 games in 2010.

He was just 4-7 across 19 starts a year later, however, and spent 2012 with the Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies after one trade during the offseason and another during the middle of the season.

Sanchez was 1-6 in 12 starts with Kansas City and 0-3 in three outings with Colorado.

The Rockies granted him free agency after the close of the 2012 schedule, which led him to Pittsburgh. He debuted for the Pirates with a 3-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 5 after allowing three runs on six hits in five innings.

He's 7-7 in 20 career meetings with Arizona.

On Tuesday, Starling Marte and Neil Walker each drove in two runs during a five-run fourth inning that propelled the Pirates to a 6-5 victory. Garrett Jones went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI for the Pirates, who have won the first two games of the series after a 1-5 start to the season.

"We've got some guys that can hit," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "We've been able to show that the last couple of nights."

James McDonald (1-1) overcame a rough first inning to earn the win. He was charged with four runs on four hits and four walks over five frames.

Brandon McCarthy (0-1) also labored in his outing, surrendering six runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits in 6 2/3 frames for Arizona, which went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Miguel Montero knocked in three runs while Jason Kubel added a two-run homer, though the Diamondbacks managed just six hits.

The Pirates won four of seven games against Arizona in 2012.

04/10 10:19:29 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR