With plenty of help from slugger Jason Kubel, the Arizona Diamondbacks have continued their recent home success at the expense of the lowly Houston Astros.
The Diamondbacks look to complete a three-game sweep by matching a season high with their sixth straight home victory Sunday against the Astros.
One night after Arizona (46-48) broke out for a 13-8 win over Houston, Kubel hit a career-high three home runs and had six RBIs in Saturday's 12-3 victory. The Diamondbacks, who have recorded 28 hits and drawn 14 walks in the series, last scored 10 runs or more in three straight games May 17-20, 2006.
Kubel hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a three-run homer in the fourth. He added a solo shot in the sixth to become the seventh Arizona player to homer three times in a game.
"You don't see many games like that," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He gets the bat there really quick, to all fields."
After spending his first seven seasons in Minnesota, Kubel is batting .294 with 20...