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The Diamondbacks had a grand gift for manager Kirk Gibson on Wednesday night, pounding out eight runs in the first inning of a 12-6 victory.

Quick Quotes

"You put the ball in play and good things can happen," manager Kirk Gibson said. "That inning was good, we scored eight runs. That kind of set the tone for us."

-Kirk Gibson

"I don't know how you can measure that one."

-Kirk Gibson

"That's a pitcher's dream right there," Anderson said. "Guys made plays behind me tonight, and the offense put those runs up. It definitely makes it a little easier out there to just relax and just pitch your game."

-Chase Anderson

Daily Digest

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Chase Anderson became the first Diamondback rookie to win his first three decisions. Going into Wednesday night's game, it seemed likely that such a feat would be the talking highlight of Thursday morning. But the Diamondbacks' offense had something to say about that. The Diamondbacks posted an eight-run first inning, creating an easy cushion for Anderson to pitch through five innings. Paul Goldschmidt got in on the night's scoring fun, adding a 2-run blast 470 feet to dead center for the longest home run of the season so far at Chase Field.

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