D-backs blitz Padres, secure series win: By The Numbers
And by the time it ended, they finished May the same way they started it -- with a series win.
The D-backs chased San Diego Padres starter Tim Stauffer after just one out, rookie pitcher Chase Anderson continued the solid start to his major league career and Arizona topped the Padres 12-6 at Chase Field after racing out to a 10-0 lead in just the second inning.
Here's a closer look at the win, by the numbers:
D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill was the only non-pitcher starter to not record a hit. Hill made two of the team's first four outs and every other starter had recorded a hit by the end of the second inning.
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San Diego first baseman Tommy Medica finished just one leg shy of the first cycle in Padres history, but he finished without a single. He flew out to center field in the ninth inning.
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Stauffer recorded just one out in the game, allowing seven runs on six hits and boosting his ERA to 4.50 from 1.90.
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D-backs outfielder Ender Inciarte recorded the first two RBIs of his major league with a two-run single in Arizona's huge first inning.
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Arizona third baseman Martin Prado hadn't homered until Tuesday, but his second-inning blast on Wednesday marked the second time he'd gone deep in as many games.
Anderson has now won the first three starts of his D-backs career, making him the first Arizona rookie to accomplish the feat.
The first five hitters that Arizona sent to the plate against Stauffer reached base -- A.J. Pollock, Gerardo Parra and Paul Goldschmidt each recorded hits before Miguel Montero walked and Martin Prado added another single.
Wednesday's win helped the D-backs secure their sixth series win of May after winning just one in the first month-plus of the season. Arizona has also won consecutive home series after dropping its first seven of the season.
The D-backs' eight first-inning runs set a franchise record for first-inning scoring and were the most they had scored in a single game since plating nine in an inning against the Houston Astros in 2012.
Paul Goldschmidt's mammoth seventh-inning homer checked in at 470 feet, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Goldschmit's homer hit the center of the video board in center field.
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