After taking full advantage of one struggling team to close out their road trip, the Arizona Diamondbacks will face another to start a 10-game homestand.
The Diamondbacks look to match a season high with a fifth straight victory Monday night in the opener of a four-game set against the Miami Marlins.
Arizona (62-59) outscored Houston 23-6 in a weekend sweep as it seeks its third five-game win streak and first since July 20-24. The defending NL West champion Diamondbacks are in third place in the division, 4 12 games behind first-place Los Angeles.
"We'd like to be closer, we're not right now, but we're going to push it right until the end," manager Kirk Gibson said. "I think we've got a good feel for ourselves."
While the Astros have scored 456 runs - the majors' third-fewest - the Marlins (55-67) own the second-lowest total with 453. Miami has been shut out three times in its last eight games, and was outscored 24-12 in losing three of four at home to Arizona from April 27-30.