D-backs sink Pirates with Ray’s first blanking

Robbie Ray threw a four-hit ball for the first full game of his career, and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Tuesday.

Ray (5-3) delivered 10 strikeouts, failed to deliver tickets and made a total of 115 pitches. The left-hander imposed the best mark of his life, winning his third consecutive opening.

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He has worked 23 innings and two thirds during that streak, all as a visitor, and has also beaten the San Diego Padres and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Chris Owings opened the board with a double in the sixth inning, and the Diamondbacks cut a three-game losing streak.

Ivan Nova (5-4) allowed three runs in seven innings and lost just a second time in nine starts. He retired his first 12 opponents before Jake Lamb opened the fifth inning with a single.
The game lasted only two hours and 10 minutes.

For the Diamondbacks, Venezuelan David Peralta 4-0. The Cuban Yasmany Tomás of 4-1.

For the Pirates, the Venezuelans Francisco Cervelli of 3-0, Jose Osuna of 3-0, Elías Diaz of 1-0. Iván Nova of 2-1.