Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/15/14
PHOENIX -- Do not look now, but another NL MVP candidate is emerging. Jason Kubel, come on down. Kubel became the sixth player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game in the Diamondbacks' 12-3 victory over Houston at Chase Field on Saturday, helping left-hander Wade Miley to his franchise rookie-record 11th victory. Kubel has five home runs in the last four games, and he pulled into the NL lead with 70 RBIs after getting six Saturday. He leads the NL with 11 outfield assists. And he led off the eighth inning with a chance to become the 15th player in modern major league history to hit four homers in a game, after Texas' Josh Hamilton did it on May 8 against Baltimore. Was he going for it? Are you kidding? "Definitely was," Kubel said with a smile. "I got caught in trying to hit it as hard as he was throwing it. Maybe if I would have swung a little easier, I would have had it." Kubel was an equal opportunity launcher. His two-run homer into the first row of th...
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