Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta hit in mouth with pitch from Pirates' reliever

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MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reported Iannetta was taken to the hospital after being hit by an errant pitch from Pirates right-hander Johnny Barbato.

#Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo says he believes simply got away from Pirates pitcher. "Anytime there's head trauma, anytime a pitch hits you in that area, you are never comfortable until a diagnosis is made, so we're using every precaution possible to make sure he's OK".

Iannetta was down in the dirt for several minutes with blood dripping off his face.

The 34-year-old catcher is in his first season with Arizona, and was hitting.214 through 19 games entering Friday night.

There is a history of such incidents between the two teams, but Lovullo said that he in no way believes the Pirates were trying to hit Iannetta.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Phoenix.

"It got away from me", he said. More importantly, the Diamondbacks managed a 16-hit attack and increased their home mark to 15-6, the best in the majors.

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Chris Iannetta suffered a lacerated upper lip, teeth fractures and a broken nose after taking a pitch to the face Friday against the Pirates.

Iannetta turned into a 93 miles per hour pitch from reliever Johnny Barbato in the seventh inning and appeared to be struck in the nose and mouth.

"We preach being ready to be the guy to break the game open", Lovullo said.

The Diamondbacks and Pirates have been beefing since 2014, when Pirates pitcher Ernesto Frieri hit Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt in the hand, ending his season in August. The next day, Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was drilled in the back with a fastball. "I think I felt worse than anyone in the stadium at the time". A 93 miles per hour fastball would end up in Iannetta's face.

Seattle used two singles and a wild pitch to put runners at second and third with one out in the seventh, but couldn't break the deadlock.

After quality starts in his last three appearances, Glasnow (1-3) gave up a career-high seven runs in 2 ⁄3 innings. That was until the Bucs' Gregory Polanco homered off of Greinke to break up the no-hitter leading off the eighth inning. It was Iannetta's third home run of the season.

NOTES: The Pirates added IF David Freese and IF/OF Adam Frazier to the active roster from the disabled list, sending IFs Chris Bostick and Max Moroff to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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