Jun. 20, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton (right) is congratulated by Chris Young after hitting a three run home run in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

D-backs beat Mariners in Slugfest 14-10


The Arizona Diamondbacks (34-35) continued an incredible hot streak at the plate, pounding 16 hits and 14 runs to beat the visiting Seattle Mariners (30-41) 14-10, to win the final game and rubber match of a three game series.

Quick Game Recap:

Arizona struck first in the bottom of the first, with two solo home runs by Aaron Hill and Jason Kubel, who have both been white hot as of late.

Seattle would respond with five runs in the top of the third, from an RBI double by John Jaso, a two-run RBI single by Casper Wells, and a two-run home run by Kyle Seager, putting the visiting team up 5-2.

Jun. 20, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero hits a two run home run in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The way this series has gone, you knew the snakes would respond, and they did in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run homer by Miguel Montero, and a solo home run by John McDonald. The team would add three more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a three-run home run by Justin Upton. Ryan Roberts and McDonald would each add an RBI single to put the team up 10-5.

After Dustin Ackley cut the lead to 10-6 with a RBI ground out in the top of the sixth, Montero would respond with a two RBI single in the bottom of the inning, putting the team up 12-6. Roberts would add two more runs later in the inning on an inside-the-park home run. The Mariners would add two more runs to cut the lead to 14-10 in the later innings, but it was not enough to overcome the red-hot Arizona offense.

With the exception of starting pitcher Trevor Cahill, every Arizona starting position player in Wednesday’s lineup had at least one hit, six different players had at least one RBI, and six different players each had a home run. In the three-game series, Arizona was able to score 30 runs, which was a complete change of pace after Anaheim has shutout the Arizona offense the two previous games.

Cahill would give up nine hits and six runs in the winning effort. The only sore spot for the team after the three-game series, has been the performance of the pitching staff, which has given up an astounding 19 runs over the past couple of games.

The D-backs have a day off tomorrow before opening up a three-game series agains the Chicago Cubs (24-44) on Friday. This is a golden opportunity for the team to pick up a few games against one of the worst teams in the league.

Tags: Aaron Hill Casper Wells Dustin Ackley Jason Kubel John Jaso John McDonald Justin Upton Kyle Seager Miguel Montero Ryan Roberts Trevor Cahill