Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte 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.
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte 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.|Matt Slocum | Associated Press

Diamondbacks beat Phillies 13-8, teams combine for MLB record 13 HRs

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks got to play Home Run Derby in Philly.

The Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game and finished with a team-record eight in a 13-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a homer-happy game on Monday night.

Scott Kingery hit two of Philadelphia's five home runs for the combined MLB record of 13 homers in one game.

On most nights, five would be enough to win a game. But not this one in steamy Philly, where the Diamondbacks turned their at-bats into extended batting practice. Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte and David Peralta hit the dinger, tater and long ball all in a row off Jerad Eickhoff in the first inning to get the record romp rolling .

"With the way we've been swinging the bats, you never know," Dyson said. "We're just trying to keep that going."

The Diamondbacks kept it going, going, gone. Eduardo Escobar became the first Diamondback to homer from different sides of the plate in consecutive innings. Ildemaro Vargas also homered twice, Alex Avila went deep and the Diamondbacks made the Citizens Bank Park outfield seats the place to be for a souvenir.

Well, at least for the fans who wanted one — an angry Phillie fanatic hurled one homer back on the field.

Eickhoff (3-4) allowed two more two-run homers before he was chased in the fourth inning and the Diamondbacks up 7-3. The Diamondbacks hit two more homers for a team-record seven in a game and added another to set the new mark at eight.

Eickhoff allowed five hits in three-plus inning — all the hits homers, and Arizona won its fifth straight game.

"Home runs happen. Solo home runs happen. What I get frustrated with is the free passes then the home runs," Eickhoff said. "The multi-run home runs, those are the ones that kill you. The solos, I could care less about."

Dyson hit the first pitch of the game to right field for his fourth homer of the season. Marte followed with his 16th home run on a drive to right. Peralta finished the long-ball barrage when he went deep to center for his ninth homer before most fans had settled into their soggy seats following a 30-minute rain delay.

"You can't really explain it," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. "I don't care what kind of ballpark you're in, whether it's a good hitting ballpark or not, when you hit 13 home runs in a game, you're doing a lot of things right."

It was the first time a team had hit three straight home runs to begin the first inning since the Diamondbacks did it on July 21, 2017, at home against Washington ace Max Scherzer.

Eickhoff gave up two-run shots in the fourth to Eduardo Escobar and Alex Avila. Eickhoff failed to retire a batter in the fourth when he was yanked by manager Gabe Kapler. Eickhoff has allowed 16 home runs this season in 57 1/3 innings and he became the first pitcher in franchise history to surrender three straight homers to start the game.

Escobar hit his second of the game , a solo shot to left, in the fifth off reliever Ranger Suárez. Vargas also added a solo shot in the inning off Suárez for the record seventh home run of the game. Vargas put the exclamation point on the extended batting practice with a two-run homer in the ninth off Austin Davis.

The Diamondbacks had hit six homers in a game six times in franchise history, the last coming June 1, 2018, against the Marlins.

Jean Segura homered in the second inning off Diamondbacks starter Taylor Clarke (3 1/3 innings) and the Phillies tied It 3-all until the Diamondbacks blew the game open with a four-run fourth. Kingery had his first career multi-homer game. Rhys Hoskins and Jay Bruce each hit solo shots in the ninth. Detroit and Chicago played each other twice (1995, 2002) where they combined for 12 homers.

"These are not the type of baseball games that we like to be in," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.

Arizona could do more than go deep. Escobar added an RBI double in the sixth to make it 11-4 and give him five RBIs and give the win to reliever Zack Godley (3-4) after 3 2-3 innings of scoreless ball.

"It's a good park for hitting," Escobar said. "You have good contact, you have a chance."

But 13?

Arizona connected a day after the Nationals hit four home runs in a row in the eighth inning at San Diego. The D-backs are the first team in baseball history to hit eight home runs in a game and surrender eight (March 28 vs. the Dodgers) in the same season.


Diamondbacks: RF Adam Jones returned to the lineup after he missed the last four games with a right hamstring injury.

Phillies: OF Roman Quinn and RHP Edubray Ramos will started rehab assignments with Class A Clearwater. Quinn has been on the injured list since April 25 with a right groin strain. ... RHP Seranthony Dominguez will visit Dr. James Andrews this week for a second opinion on his injured right elbow. He could need Tommy John surgery. "Honestly, I'm hoping for a miracle," he said.


The Phillies acquired international signing bonus slots from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for RHP Tom Eshelma, the 2017 Paul Owens Award winner, given annually to the best pitcher in the Phillies minor league system.


The Reds hold the NL record for homers in a game with nine in 1999 and Toronto hit 10 in a game in 1987 for the MLB mark.


The Phillies send RHP Jake Arrieta (5-5, 4.29 ERA) to the mound against RHP Jon Duplantier (1-0, 3.27) on Tuesday in the second game of the three-game set.

The Diamondbacks had hit six homers in a game six times in franchise history, the last coming June 1, 2018, against the Marlins.

Jean Segura homered and Rhys Hoskins and Jay Bruce each hit solo shots for the Phillies.

Zack Godley (3-4) picked up the win, working three-plus innings and allowing two hits, two walks with one strikeout.


BOSTON (AP) — Danny Santana doubled to lead off the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game and scored on Elvis Andrus' single, giving Texas a victory on a night the city of Boston's concerns were focused on ex-slugger David Ortiz.

Near the end of the game, Ortiz landed in his adopted city in an air ambulance from the Dominican Republic, where he was shot in a nightclub on Sunday night. Fans observed a moment of reflection before the game and chanted his nickname — "Papi!" — during it.

But the Red Sox weren't able to manage a walk-off hit like those that were the hallmark of Ortiz's career.

It was the Rangers who rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the ninth inning to take a 3-2 lead. Boston rallied to tie it in the bottom half, but Texas went ahead again in the 11th.

Jesse Chavez (2-1) pitched the 10th, and Chris Martin pitched the 11th for his second save.

Ryan Brasier (2-3) took the loss.


MIAMI (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the rotation and St. Louis broke a three-game losing streak.

Wacha (4-2) benefited from three double plays and a pickoff in his first start since May 22. He allowed five hits, struck out four and lowered his ERA to 5.63.

Jordan Hicks worked around a leadoff single in the ninth and struck out two for his 13th save.

Sandy Alcantara (3-6), facing his former team for the first time, struggled through five-plus innings and allowed four runs, but only one was earned.

The Cardinals scored the first run in the fourth on doubles by Marcell Ozuna and Yairo Muñoz. St. Louis added three unearned runs in the sixth inning and totaled just four hits.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton remained unbeaten with Tampa Bay, pitching seven shutout innings in a win over Oakland.

Brandon Lowe homered for the third time in two days, snapping a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and helping the Rays take over sole possession of the first place in the AL East with their sixth victory in seven games. The New York Yankees, who were rained out at home, dropped a half-game behind in the standings.

Morton (8-0) extended his career-best winning streak to 11 games dating to Aug. 17, when he was with the Houston Astros. He allowed two hits to Marcus Semien and retired the last 14 batters he faced.

Stephen Piscotty ruined Tampa Bay's bid for a shutout, driving in Mark Canah with an RBI double and then scoring on Robbie Grossman's run-scoring single in the ninth.

Lowe hit a two-run shot off Tanner Anderson (0-1), who allowed two runs and three hits over 5 2/3 innings in his first big league start. Kevin Kiermaier and Ji-Man Choi also hit two-run homers in the win.


ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and Atlanta beat Pittsburgh after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove was ejected in a first-inning fracas.

The Braves hit five homers, including two-run shots by Nick Markakis (four hits, four RBIs) and Freddie Freeman.

Starling Marte hit two homers and drove in four runs for Pittsburgh.

Atlanta has won four straight, while the Pirates are on a four-game skid.

Musgrove hit Josh Donaldson with a first-inning pitch. As Donaldson began walking to first base, he exchanged words with Musgrove, took a few steps toward the mound and then shoved catcher Elias Díaz, who intervened. The umpires huddled and announced ejections for Musgrove and Donaldson. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle also was ejected by home plate umpire Brian Gorman after arguing the decision to toss Musgrove.

Braves right-hander Kevin Gausman struggled despite being given a 5-1 lead in the second inning. Left-hander Sean Newcomb (1-0) relieved Gausman and allowed only one hit with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

Right-hander Alex McRae (0-2), who replaced Musgrove, allowed eight runs, six earned, while giving up three homers in 4 1/3 innings.


CHICAGO (AP) — Trea Turner homered in the second straight game, Aníbal Sánchez pitched into the seventh and Washington beat Chicago.

The game had a scary moment when a woman was struck by a foul ball off the bat of White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez. He hit a hard liner into the stands in the fourth inning just beyond Chicago's dugout on the third base side. The woman, sitting several rows from the field, was bleeding around the head area, and was covered with a towel. The team said she was taken to a hospital for evaluation. She was alert and communicative.

Jimenez put his hands on his helmet after seeing the ball go into the stands. Protective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field extends to the end of the dugouts.

Sánchez (2-6) gave up one run and four hits.

Adam Eaton had three hits, including an RBI single, and Kurt Suzuki added a grand slam during a six-run ninth and had five RBIs to help the Nationals win for the 12th time in 16 games.

Leury García hit a solo homer for Chicago. Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1) went six innings and allowed three runs and seven hits.


DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and Colorado rallied for the win.

Ian Desmond hit a 486-foot homer, and Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who trailed 4-0 early but still won their ninth straight at home.

Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber and David Bote homered for the Cubs.

Steve Cishek (1-3) gave up two hits in the ninth.

Scott Oberg (4-0) got the win.

Yu Darvish and Rockies starter German Marquez each allowed four runs in six innings.

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