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D-backs’ Ketel Marte has third multi-homer game of season

Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte follows the flight of his single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder/outfielder Ketel Marte has made a habit of producing multi-home run games this season.

Friday’s 10-9 victory over the Colorado Rockies was the third time in just 32 games that Marte has put together a multi-home run game.

Marte homered in the third and seventh innings to help Arizona win its fifth consecutive road game.

Both home runs were two-run shots and both traveled 442 feet. Marte now leads the D-backs with nine home runs and 26 RBIs.

Marte, a switch-hitter, has hit a home run from each side of the plate in all three of his multi-home run efforts.

He’s only the third player in National League history to accomplish that feat and with 130 games left in the season, it’s possible Marte will add to that total.

The MLB record for most games in a season with home runs from both sides of the plate is four, set by San Diego’s Ken Caminiti in 1996. Caminiti won the MVP that season.

His other multi-homer games this season came against the Pirates on April 24 and the Red Sox on April 5.

Adam Jones and Eduardo Escobar also got in on the home run festivities Friday night in the fifth inning with two mammoth shots of their own.

The duo has now hit six home runs apiece on the 2019 season.

The four-homer performance as a team is the eighth time in franchise history the D-backs have hit four or more home runs at Coors Field.

The feat is also the 20th time Arizona has hit three or more homers in a single game in Denver.


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