Welcome to First Place

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With last evening’s late inning heroics, the Arizona Diamonds maintained sole possession of first place in the NL West for the fist time since June 24th.  Paul Goldschmidt tied the game with a two run Home Run on Arizona’s last out in the ninth inning.  In the tenth Chris Young sent a three run shot over the left field fence as well to give Arizona a 8-5 win over Houston.  The key to the Diamondbacks reclamation of first place has been their high powered offense.  Since June 25, the Diamondbacks have out scored the second place San Francisco Giants 185-146 and knocked in 20 more Home Runs.  Compare the offenses:

Runs Scored (Blue), Hits (Orange) & Home Runs (Green)

Tonight the Diamondbacks open a three game series against the New York Mets at Chase Field.  With their ace, Ian Kennedy, on the mound the Diamondbacks may not have to rely on their big bats tonight to continue their winning streak.  See how their offenses stack up:

Will the snakes extend their divisional lead this weekend?

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One Response to “Welcome to First Place”

  1. JulieB Says:

    Way Cool! See the turnaround for yourself in the Play By Play here: http://experience.sap.com/baseball/pbp.html?typeloc=IDSEQ&loc=31328_78

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