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Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Roberts, who also doubled twice, lined a 2-1 pitch from Brian Fuentes into the left-field seats to give Arizona its only lead of the game.
J.J. Putz (1-3) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the Diamondbacks' fifth victory in six games.
Fuentes (2-2), who blew his third save in eight opportunities, walked Chris Young with two outs, then Aaron Hill singled to bring up Roberts.
Oakland's Seth Smith had three hits, an RBI and a spectacular catch to rob Hill of a home run.
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PHOENIX -- From early on Friday it appeared the Diamondbacks were in for a long night, buried by starter Daniel Hudson's six-run second inning. Little by little, though, the D-backs dug out, and third baseman Ryan Roberts gave the team a moment to build on.
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Arizona shortstop Stephen Drew singled in his first at-bat and made a tough sliding grab of a foul ball in his first ''real'' game since a brutal ankle injury nearly 11 months ago.
Drew made his first rehab start for Triple-A Reno on Thursday night, going 1 for 4 against Tucson. He called it ''a good day and something to build off of.''
This catch in right field by Seth Smith of the Oakland A's is one of the best catches I have seen all season.Aaron Hill of the Diamondbacks thought he hit a homer in the second inning on Friday night but Smith leaped up and caught the ball. Smith timed his jump very well and robbed Hill of a home run. Talk about some hops!The Diamondbacks won the game 9-8 thanks to a dramatic...
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The Arizona Diamondbacks can hardly complain about Trevor Cahill after the right-hander pitched a shutout in his last start.
They're probably feeling at least a little regret, however, about what they gave up to get him.
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Miguel Montero hit his second career grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Trevor Cahill outpitched the Athletics' Jarrod Parker (2-3) in a matchup of starters traded for each other last offseason. Jason Kubel had a pair of RBI singles, Justin Upton doubled in a run and Paul...
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Miguel Montero hit his second career grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Trevor Cahill outpitched the Athletics' Jarrod Parker (2-3) in a matchup of starters traded for each other last offseason. Jason Kubel had a pair of RBI singles, Justin Upton doubled in a run and Paul Goldschmidt...
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