This Date In Diamondbacks History: April 28

Overall: 7-7 - Home: 4-4 - Road: 3-3
[includes today's game]

  • 2002: As today, the D-backs faced the Marlins in Florida. However, the result was different, mostly the result of Steve Finley, Damian Miller and Mark Grace hitting back-to-back-to-back homers off Josh Beckett in the sixth inning. That turned a 3-2 deficit into a lead, and Arizona held on to win by a 5-4 score. Curt Schilling struck out 13 batters over seven innings and got the decision despite allowing four earned runs. Byung-Hyun Kim got a four-out save, three of them coming by the K.
  • 2007: Scott Hairston took the first pitch he saw from Vinnie Chuck, after coming off the bench in the seventh inning, and dispatched it into the left-field seats hit a 3-run pinch-hit homer, his first since Sept. 2, 2004. That proved decisive as Arizona came back from four down to beat the Giants 5-4 at Chase. Chad Tracy reached base safely four times with two of the Diamondbacks six hits, and a pair of walks. Dustin Nippert got the win for Arizona,
  • 2010: The Diamondbacks blew a six-run lead and the Rockies a five-run edge of their own, the teams combining for 23 runs, 13 walks and 24 hits, with Kelly Johnson hitting a go-ahead homer in the top of the 10th, and Arizona prevailed 12-11 over Colorado. Just another typical Coors game. The D-backs led 6-0 after one inning, trailed 11-6 after four, but battled back to tie it in the eighth on a Tony Abreu single. The winning pitcher for Arizona was... No. There were no winners. Only survivors...
  • 2011: Stephen Drew launched his first career grand slam in 11-2 victory vs. Cubs. More remarkably, he was the fourth batter of the game for Arizona. It was one of only two such slams in the majors last year, the other hit by Hanley Ramirez for the Marlins in Texas. Though Conor Jackson managed to hit a grand-slam with no outs in the first, batting in the seven spot for Oakland. Chris Young also had three hits for the Diamondbacks, and Miguel Montero drove in three runs, Barry Enright getting the W.
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