Found July 22, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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, K...
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