The Arizona Diamondbacks capped a very good week by doing something they've only done five other times in team history.
As part of a nine-run eighth inning vs. the visiting San Francisco Giants on Sunday, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, outfielder J.D. Martinez and infielder Daniel Descalso all came to the plate and smacked home runs. Their back-to-back-to-back homers marked just the second time this season and sixth time in franchise history that the D-backs accomplished the feat.
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Goldschmidt's home run was his 31st of the season, boosting his case to be this year's National League Most Valuable Player. Martinez, who came to the D-backs via a trade July 19, also hit a home run in the sixth inning for his fifth career multi-home-run game. Descalso's homer was his eighth of the season.
Goldschmidt and Martinez have now hit back-to-back home runs four times this season.
Sunday marked the eighth time in team history and third time this season that the D-backs scored at least nine runs in an inning, and it was the most runs they've ever scored in a single inning vs. the Giants. They went on to beat the Giants 11-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep and maintain a 1 1/2-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for the National League's top Wild Card playoff spot.
The D-backs have won six of their last seven games heading into a three-game home series vs. baseball's best team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning Tuesday.
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