The Arizona Diamondbacks are off to their best start in franchise history -- and on Wednesday, they set a team record in an important game against a division rival.
In the second of a three-game series against the National League West division-leading Colorado Rockies, the visiting D-backs trailed 1-0 before racking up 10 runs in the fourth inning alone. That tally is a new team record for most runs scored in a single inning in a road game.
The milestone is also the third-most the team has ever scored in a single inning. The D-backs scored 13 runs in the fourth inning of a home game vs. the Pirates in 2010, and they scored 11 runs in the second inning of a home game vs. the Phillies in 2015.
The Diamondbacks had three players with multiple hits in the inning. Brandon Drury's RBI double got the D-backs started in the fourth. Even pitcher Taijuan Walker joined in the fun with an RBI single.
So, about tonight's @Dbacks 4th inning. #Wow pic.twitter.com/Ew6ZxDhZsM
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) June 22, 2017
The D-backs became the first National League team to score at least 10 runs in a single inning in a road game since the Phillies did it against the Marlins in 2005. The D-backs' nine hits in the fourth inning was also a team road record, and tied for the second most in franchise history.
Ultimately, the D-backs moved within a game of first place in the NL West by defeating the Rockies 16-5, matching their record for runs scored in a single game at Coors Field. Their 20 hits were one short of their record for hits in a road game; they recorded 21 hits at the Rockies on June 4, 2014.
That @Dbacks offense was firing on ALL CYLINDERS tonight.
The battle for the NL West is insane. https://t.co/KkM9FEMSpt pic.twitter.com/3rr3nFyUDJ
— MLB (@MLB) June 22, 2017