This Day In Diamondbacks History: June 13

Record: 8-4 - Home: 5-1 - Road: 3-3

  • 2005: Shawn Estes tossed a complete game, 8-1 win in the series opener against White Sox, the eventual World Series Champions, in Chicago. It was one of two complete games for Estes during his year with Arizona: he allowed eight hits, but walked none and struck out five, with the only damage a solo Frank Thomas home-run. The Diamondbacks had four home-runs, including a three-run shot off the bat of Luis Gonzalez; Chad Tracy had three hits, Troy Glaus and Chris Snyder two apiece.
  • 2006: The Arizona Diamondbacks released Russ Ortiz: dancing in the streets occurred. Mere words can not do the sheer awfulness of his contract justice, but I'm going to make an effort. His 28 starts cost the Diamondbacks more than a million dollars each, averaged less than five innings in length, and he had an ERA exactly at seven. Over his last 19 appearances with Arizona, the Huge Manatee had a record of 1-14.
  • 2006: And to commemorate the end of the disastrous Ortiz era, rookie pitcher Enrique Gonzalez retired 18 consecutive batters en route to a 2-1 win vs. Giants, in only his fourth major-league start. Jorge Julio picked up his first one-run save in a D-backs uniform, getting Barry Bonds to roll over on a two-seam fastball to the right side for a tame ground-out, ending Arizona's losing streak after seven consecutive defeats. Here's how we marked the occasion on the 'Pit
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  • 2011:Bit of a slugfest in Florida, the sides combining for 30 hits, 13 walks, 21 runs and 41 at-bats with RISP, the Diamondbacks coming out on top of the Marlins, 12-9. Zach Duke fell one short of the franchise record, allowing 13 hits in only 4.2 innings, but Arizona scored all their runs in the front four innings. Miguel Montero had three hits and drove in four runs, while Justin Upton also had three hits and Juan Miranda three RBI. Duke did homer, for the second time in the season. Micah Owings got the W, pitching 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.
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