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A closer look: D-backs outslug Mariners

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but
we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened
in a baseball game. So, we will give you a closer look,
providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the
D-backs’ June 20 win over Seattle. Final score: Diamondbacks
14, Mariners 10

The Good:

The Diamondbacks offense seems to have gotten the memo
that it was their turn to get on a roll. They scored 14
runs Wednesday against the Mariners and 30 runs total in
this series. That is the most in a 3-game series since
September 25-27, 2001 vs the Brewers when they scored 32.
They also tied a club record with six home runs. One of
those home runs was an inside-the-park job by Ryan Roberts
in the 6th inning. It was Roberts’ first career inside-
the-parker, and the eighth in franchise history.

The Bad:

Trevor Cahill did not have a great outing and was the
beneficiary of tremendous run support. Cahill allowed six
earned runs and nine hits over six innings of work. He
does end up with the win and is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his
last four starts.

He said it:

“Glad I was safe. Glad I didn’t fall over when I was
running the bases. A couple times I almost tripped. My
body was leaning forward and my legs weren’t catching up.
When I slid across, just happy that it all worked out.” —
Ryan Roberts on his thoughts when sliding into home after
inside-the-park home run.


• The Dbacks have now won their 4th straight series at
home and are 7-1 in their last eight games at Chase Field.

• With two hits on Wednesday, Aaron Hill finished the
three-game series hitting .667 (8-for-12) and extended his
home hitting streak to 13 games.

Up Next:

The Diamondbacks will enjoy a day off on Thursday before
hosting the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field for a three-game
series starting Friday night.

Arizona lefty Joe Saunders (4-5, 3.44 ERA) takes the hill
in the series opener and will be opposed by Cubs’ right-
hander Jeff Samardzija (5-5, 4.04 ERA).