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Inside the Box: Good to see you, offense
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Inside the Box: Good to see you, offense

After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the
box score and
provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go
Inside the Box for
September 21, 2011: Diamondbacks 8, Pirates 5

The Good:

The offense returned for the Diamondbacks in a big way, as Aaron Hill, Justin Upton, Miguel Montero, Chris Young and Ryan Roberts all drove in runs.

Montero’s two-run homer in the first gave the D-backs an early cushion, and a five-run third inning put the game out of reach.

The Bad:

The offense having done its part, you’d hope the pitching staff would still do a good job. They did good enough.

Wade Miley allowed two runs in five innings of work, but Micah Owings, Bryan Shaw and Brad Ziegler each gave up a run to let the game get a little closer than necessary.

The Funky:

The Diamondbacks stole a franchise-record four bases in the first inning, as Willie Bloomquist, Aaron Hill, Lyle Overbay and Chris Young all swiped a bag.