PHOENIX -- Though a strong week that included a series win over the Mariners and a sweep of the Cubs must be taken with a grain of salt because the opponents are both last-place teams, the Diamondbacks appear to be in sync like they have not been since the first few days of the season.
With five wins in six games, including Sunday's 5-1 win, the D-backs have positioned themselves just 5 12 games back of the first-place Dodgers in the National League West and displayed in recent days the combination of pitching and offense they've been waiting for all season.
"We were clicking on all cylinders," right fielder Justin Upton said of the team's homestand. "You can't expect that all the time, but when it does happen, it's fun to watch. Hopefully we can just keep the momentum."
In taking care of business against the Mariners and Cubs, the D-backs scored 51 runs in six games. Upton appears to have emerged from a season-long funk, while Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill and Jason Kubel have co...