PITTSBURGH (AP) -Randy Johnson, rounding into shape following offseason back surgery, struck out 10 in 5 2-3 innings to win his second start in a row and pitch the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday.
Johnson (2-2), often resembling the dominating pitcher he was while winning five Cy Young Awards, was lifted after throwing 102 pitches. He gave up two runs and seven hits.
Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 17 opportunities. Brandon Lyon preceded him with a scoreless eighth.
Chris Snyder hit a bases-clearing double for the Diamondbacks.
Pirates starter Paul Maholm (2-6) gave up five runs, four earned, and eight hits in five innings.
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