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.
Roberts' three-run walk off home run in the ninth inning sent the D-backs to their third straight win, 9-8 over the Athletics, and the D-backs hope to use the dramatic comeback to go on a roll like they haven't yet this season.
"Our time is coming," Roberts said. "We might've started off slow, but that's just how it's supposed to be right now. It's testing our team, and I think as we come together it's going to be the same as last year -- we come back and win."
The win gave the D-backs their third three-game winning streak of the season and the opportunity to keep it going Saturday. Roberts' shot to left-center field off A's closer Brian Fuentes was simply the finishing touch on a comeback reminiscent of the 2011 D-backs.