The Arizona Diamondbacks (61-59) exploded offensively on Saturday evening to collect 12 runs off 13 hits to beat the Houston Astros (39-82) 12-4.
Arizona got on the board first in the top of the second inning when Chris Young doubled to deep left center field to score Miguel Montero and put the D-backs up 1-0.
Houston would respond in the bottom of the third inning when Houston shortstop Tyler Greene singled to right field to score Jose Altuve, and tie the score up at 1-1. They would take the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when former Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder homered to left field field to score Brett Wallace and put the Astros up 3-1.
The D-backs would respond and explode offensively in the top of the fifth inning. Justin Upton would lead things off by singling to shallow right field to score Gerardo Parra and cut the Houston lead to 3-2. Paul Goldschmidt would follow by singling to left field to score Aaron Hill from second base to tie things up at 3-3. Young would collect another RBI when he singled with the bases loaded to score Upton and put Arizona on top 4-3. With the Bases loaded, Stephen Drew would draw a walk to plate another run for Arizona. The D-backs would add a couple more runs when Montero and Young would score when Ryan Wheeler reached based safely off of an error by Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, putting Arizona on top 7-3. Aaron Hill would cap off the Arizona’s 9-run fifth inning with a three-run homer to left field and extending the D-backs lead to 10-3.
Greene would add a solo home run for Houston, while Wheeler and Young would each add a solo dinger of their own to put the game out of reach for Arizona at 12-4.
Arizona starter Patrick Corbin had yet another strong start for the snakes, allowing seven hits and four earned runs through seven innings pitched to earn his fifth victory of the season.
Ian Kennedy takes the mound today as Arizona goes for the sweep against the Astros.