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Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt sets new Chase Field home run record

Posted: 11:45 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-23 05:48:24Z

Paul Goldschmidt helped the Arizona Diamondbacks get their sixth win in their last seven games Wednesday -- and in doing so, he set a new record for home runs by a single player in Chase Field history.

Goldschmidt's two-run homer in the first inning vs. the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night was his 96th career home run at Chase Field, one more than D-backs World Series hero Luis Gonzalez, who belted 95 homers at the ballpark. Gonzalez currently serves as a senior advisor to D-backs president Derrick Hall.

The home run helped guide the D-backs (71-56) to a 5-1 win over the Angels, keeping them 1.5 games ahead of the Colorado Rockies for first place in the National League West division.

Goldschmidt has been on a roll this month. He has a .448 batting average in August and is riding a 14-game hitting streak. He has hit 29 home runs this season, needing just one more for the fourth 30-home-run season of his MLB career.

Goldschmidt now has 205 home runs in his MLB career, all with the Diamondbacks.