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D-backs jump on Phillies early with back-to-back-to-back home runs

Jun 10, 2019, 5:49 PM | Updated: 8:02 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson reacts as he walks back to the dugout after hitting a home run o...
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson reacts as he walks back to the dugout after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The rain delay in Philadelphia stalled the start of the game between the Diamondbacks and the Phillies Monday afternoon.

It was a different story for the D-backs bats, as the team needed just 13 pitches to make it 3-0 early on.

Arizona’s top of the lineup hit not one, not two, but three straight home runs in the first inning against Philadelphia.

It’s just the second time in franchise history the team had three jacks to open up a game, with the last time being in 2017 (David Peralta/A.J. Pollock/Jake Lamb) against Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals.

On the other hand, it was the first time in Phillies history that they allowed three homers to start a game.

It all started with leadoff man Jarrod Dyson.

Needing just one pitch — an 87-mph four-seam fastball — Dyson sent one flying to right field.

With the 360-foot blast, Dyson became the sixth D-back to homer on the first pitch of the game. It was also the outfielder’s second career leadoff homer.

Next up, was the hot-handed Ketel Marte.

After roping a career-high 15th homer of the season in the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays, Marte only needed six pitches in Monday’s bout to make it No. 16.

Sending a 75-mph curveball 406 feet into right field, Marte made another trip around the bags, bringing the score to 2-0.

It continues to be a record year for Marte.

Entering play Monday, Marte, who’s averaging .268 from the plate, came in tied for first among D-backs batters with Eduardo Escobar with home runs (15), while sitting in second in runs scored (39), hits (74) and RBI (45).

Capping off the scoring in the inning for Arizona was left fielder David Peralta.

Following Marte’s lead, Peralta went yard on his sixth pitch of the afternoon, sending an 84-mph slider 407 feet into right-center field.

Three batters, three runs.

Peralta, who led the team in batting average (.301) and OBP (.350) ahead of Monday’s contest, now sits at nine homers to go along with 36 RBI and 66 hits this season.

With the consecutive shots, the D-backs became the second road team in MLB history with three home runs in a row to start a game.

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte walks back to the dugout after pop-fouling out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke pitches during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Alex Avila follows through on a two-home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar, left, and Adam Jones, right, celebrate past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto after Escobar's two-run home run off starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff stretches after giving up a two-run home run to Arizona Diamondbacks' Alex Avila during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Scott Kingery rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taylor Clarke during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura, left, steals second base past Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ildemaro Vargas during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson, left, reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta reacts after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Scott Kingery cannot reach a home run by Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff juggles a fresh baseball after giving up a home run to Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte during the first inning of a game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson reacts as he walks back to the dugout after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta cannot reach a home run by Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura, left, runs past Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Ketel Marte as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run of starting pitcher Taylor Clarke during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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