The Arizona Diamondbacks hope to continue their torrid offensive pace as they vie for their sixth straight win when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday for the finale of their three-game series. Arizona outslugged Pittsburgh 13-8 on Tuesday for its season-high fifth consecutive victory as it improved to 2-0 on its seven-game homestand.

Jon Jay recorded three hits - including a three-run homer after going 0-for-12 over his first four games since being acquired from Kansas City - and scored three times while Ketel Marte also collected three RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who held a 6-0 lead after one inning but nearly squandered it. Arizona has been scoring at a frenzied pace during its winning streak, crossing the plate at least eight times in each triumph. Pittsburgh registered a six-run frame of its own but was unable to come all the way back as it suffered its eighth loss in 10 contests. Josh Harrison and Josh Bell each recorded three hits and an RBI while Starling Marte launched a three-run homer as he improved to 4-for-10 with five RBIs over the first two games of the series.

TV: 3:40 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, FS Arizona

PITCHING MATCHUP: Pirates RH Jameson Taillon (3-5, 4.08 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks RH Zack Greinke (5-4, 3.53)

Taillon suffered his fifth loss in six decisions on Thursday after giving up three runs and eight hits over five innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 26-year-old Floridian's ERA rose back over four after he lowered it to 3.97 by working eight scoreless frames in a victory at St. Louis on June 1. Taillon will be facing Arizona for the first time in his career.

Greinke came away with the win at Colorado on Friday despite yielding four runs and eight hits - two homers - in 5 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old native of the Sunshine State has been superb at home this season, going 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 0.86 WHIP while limiting opponents to a .198 batting average in seven turns. Greinke owns a 7-3 record and 4.59 ERA in 11 career starts against the Pirates.

WALK-OFFS

1. Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (jaw) hopes to be in the lineup Wednesday after missing three straight games.

2. Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt has gone 19-for-33 during his eight-game hitting streak, scoring 12 runs in that span.

3. Pittsburgh has lost 18 of its last 24 contests and each of its last eight series.

PREDICTION: Diamondbacks 6, Pirates 3

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Team Name

AWAY
Edgar Santana Pitching order:2
Batting order:9 Slot:2
Position: Reliever (RP)
Felipe Vazquez Pitching order:3
Batting order:9 Slot:4
Position: Reliever (RP)
Jameson Taillon Pitching order:1
Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Starter (SP)
Austin Meadows Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Francisco Cervelli Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Josh Harrison Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Corey Dickerson Batting order:9 Slot:3
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
Starling Marte Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Gregory Polanco Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Colin Moran Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Jordy Mercer Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Josh Bell Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)

Team Name

HOME
T.J. McFarland Pitching order:2
Batting order:9 Slot:2
Position: Reliever (RP)
Andrew Chafin Pitching order:3
Batting order:9 Slot:4
Position: Reliever (RP)
Silvino Bracho Pitching order:4
Batting order:9 Slot:5
Position: Reliever (RP)
Zack Greinke Pitching order:1
Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Starter (SP)
David Peralta Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Jeff Mathis Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Ketel Marte Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Chris Owings Batting order:6 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
Alex Avila Batting order:9 Slot:3
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
JR Murphy Batting order:9 Slot:6
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
Jarrod Dyson Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Jon Jay Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Jake Lamb Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Nick Ahmed Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Paul Goldschmidt Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
Deven Marrero Batting order:9 Slot:7
Position: Pinch Runner (PR)

POINT SPREAD Odds 1:49am

906
905
(+1.5) -150
(-1.5) +130

OVER UNDER Odds 1:49am

906
905
O
U
(+7) -130
+110

MONEY LINE Odds 1:50am

906
905
+136
-151

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