Kubel slams 3 HRs, takes RBI lead

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 21, 2012
Jason Kubel became the seventh player in Diamondbacks' history to homer three times in a game, driving in six runs as Arizona dominated the Houston Astros for the second straight game, 12-3 on Saturday night. Kubel hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a three-run shot in the fourth off starter Dallas Keuchel (1-2). He added a solo homer off reliever Enerio Del Rosario in the sixth. He struck out in his other two at-bats. With the first three-homer game of his career, Kubel leads the NL with 70 RBI. Wade Miley (11-5) gave up a run and four hits in seven innings, striking out a career-high nine while setting a franchise rookie record for victories. The Astros lost their fifth straight and 18th in 20 games.
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