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WATCH: Diamondbacks make team, MLB history by hitting 3 home runs to begin game

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 15:26:04-04

The Arizona Diamondbacks did something pretty special in the first inning of their 6-5 win over the Washington Nationals at Chase Field on Friday.

Each of the D-backs' first three batters of the game -- David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb -- hit a home run Friday night. It's the first time in franchise history that has occurred, and the first time it's happened in Major League Baseball since the Baltimore Orioles did it on May 10, 2012.

In fact, the D-backs became just the fifth team in MLB history to accomplish this feat. The others: the San Diego Padres in 1987, Atlanta Braves in 2003 and Milwaukee Brewers in 2007.

Even more impressive: The D-backs accomplished the feat against former D-backs pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, who entered Friday's game with the second-best ERA in the National League. Scherzer had allowed just three home runs in his previous nine starts combined.

The D-backs jumped out to an early 5-0 lead vs. the Nationals. Washington would rally to tie the game before Brandon Drury's base hit in the ninth inning gave Arizona the victory. The D-backs are now 56-40 this season.