Originally written April 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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Chris Young is off to another strong start, and there's good reason to believe he can keep it going against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Young has keyed the Arizona Diamondbacks' best start in four years heading into the opener of a 10-game homestand Monday night against the Pirates. Having a hot bat out of the gate is nothing new for Young. He hit .302 with three homers and 10 RBIs through the first 10 games of 2011, a year after batting .351 with three homers and 14 RBIs after nine games. He's hit safely in eight of nine this season, batting .364 with six walks, and the Diamondbacks have won all four times he's homered. He has 11 RBIs and has stolen a base in each of the last two games. Young homered and drove in three runs Sunday in a 5-2 win at Colorado. Arizona (6-3), off to its best start since opening 9-2 in 2008, salvaged the series finale after blowing leads in the first two games and losing each by one run. "We're happy to get out of here with a wi...
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