Justin Upton’s broken-bat home run the only score tallied in D-Backs 1-0 win over Pirates

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The Diamond Backs won 1-0 last night in Arizona over the Pirates, and Ian Kennedy went 8 strong innings to win his 20th game of the season.

The season of magic continues for the Dbacks–that was the first 1-0 game in Arizona since 2008–and the lone run of the game came off the (broken) bat of who else, Justin Upton for a solo home run.

And this is my playoff horse. I want the D-Backs to make a run that ends with them playing an AL team in the World Series. They’ve been scrappy enough to distract me from the listless, lethargic, lifeless Cincinnati Reds. For that I’ll be forever grateful.

The D-Backs magic # now sits at just 4 with 8 to play.