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This Day In Diamondbacks History: April 24

Record: 4-9 - Home: 2-4 - Road: 2-5

  • 1986: Aaron Cunningham born. Not drafted by the Diamondbacks, never played for the Diamondbacks, but his name might ring a bell. That's because he was part of the Dan Haren trade with the A's, six months after arriving from the White Sox, in a swap for Danny Richar [Richar ended up being part of a deal to Cincinnati for Ken Griffey]. Cunningham has been dealt twice more, to the Padres then the Indians, where the outfielder is part of their major-league bench.
  • 2005: Arizona picked up their seventh consecutive home win, a streak passed only twice since, with an 8-6 victory over the Padres. They appeared to be cruising, enjoying an 8-1 lead after six innings, thanks in part to home-runs by Tony Clark and Quinton McCracken, but San Diego tagged starter Shawn Estes in the seventh, and reliever Brian Bruney in the eighth, before Brandon Lyon notched a four-out save. Troy Glaus had three of the Diamondbacks' 14 hits.
  • 2010: Two years ago tonight, we also played the Phillies at Chase Field, with the visitors coming out on top by a score of 3-2. Juan Gutierrez allowed the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth, on a solo home-run by Jason Werth. That spoiled a solid eight-inning outing by Ian Kennedy, giving up four hits and two runs, both coming on solo homers. Kelly Johnson drove in both Arizona runs, with a two-run bomb off Nelson Figueroa, and Gerardo Parra had two hits.
  • 2011: Armando Galarraga took his first loss of the year, allowing six runs in three innings, though in his defense, four of those were unearned, coming with two outs in the third following an error by Ryan Roberts that opened the door for a three-run homer. Stephen Drew went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, and also drove in two runs, and Parra had another multi-hit night. Josh Collmenter worked long relief for the D-backs, scattering four hits and two runs over his three frames of work.