The Diamondbacks used a long-ball barrage, tying a franchise record by hitting six home-runs. That, and another remarkably solid outing from Clay Buchholz, was easily enough to give them the series opener at Chase Field. David Peralta got things going with an RBI single in the first, but that was the only run not resulting from a homer for Arizona. Daniel Descalso got a two-run shot in the second, and was followed by Jake Lamb, David Peralta and a pair from Ketel Marte. Ketel had precisely one home-run in the season to date, so tripled his output tonight.
Meanwhile, Clay Buchholz allowed one earned run over seven innings, on six hits and a walk. He also struck out nine, in what was his most impressive outing since signing with Arizona. Jorge De La Rosa pitched the eighth, but had to leave in the ninth with an apparent injury - we’re awaiting word on that. Fernando Salas tidied things up for the D-backs, in a very emphatic victory.