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VIDEO: Diamondbacks set new team record for home runs in a game

The D-backs set the record vs. the Phillies
Posted: 6:48 PM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 23:26:33-04
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The Arizona Diamondbacks set a new team record for home runs in a single game during their 13-8 win at the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

Ildemaro Vargas' solo home run in the fifth inning was the D-backs' seventh home run of the game, setting a new team record. Vargas hit another home run in the ninth inning, giving the D-backs eight for the game.

The D-backs had hit six home runs in a game six times in franchise history.

The Phillies hit five home runs of their own Monday night. Their 13 combined home runs are a new MLB record.

Eduardo Escobar hit a pair of home runs, and David Peralta, Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte and Alex Avila also homered for the D-backs. Six different players hit a home run in the game, tying a D-backs team record.

A switch hitter, Escobar became the first player in Diamondbacks history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in consecutive innings.

The D-backs became the first team in MLB history to hit eight home runs in a game and give up eight home runs in a game in the same season. They allowed eight vs. the Dodgers on March 28.

The D-backs opened the night with three straight home runs, the second time in MLB history that a team accomplished that feat on the road. It was the first time a team had hit three straight home runs to begin the first inning since the D-backs did it on July 21, 2017, at home against Washington Nationals ace and former D-back Max Scherzer.

The last MLB team other than the D-backs to hit 3 home runs to start a game was the Orioles on May 10, 2012 vs. the Rangers.

The D-backs (35-32) won their fifth straight game.