Jason Kubel backed Ian Kennedy with a powerful offensive display last week, and he hasn't cooled off since.
Kennedy will be on the mound Monday night when the Arizona Diamondbacks seek a season high-tying fourth straight victory in the opener of a three-game set with the visiting Colorado Rockies.
Kubel went 3 for 4 with a second-inning homer to help Arizona (47-48) complete a three-game sweep of Houston with an 8-2 victory Sunday. He homered three times and drove in six runs in Saturday's 12-3 win and is hitting .409 with six homers and 11 RBIs over his last five games, of which the Diamondbacks have won four.
"Kubel had a huge series and we all kind of fed off of that,'' said Chris Young, who hit a three-run homer Sunday.
The sweep got Arizona off to a solid start on its 10-game homestand.
''We want to continue to roll on this,'' manager Kirk Gibson said. ''We know when we come off this homestand it's very important that we get over .500. We head on the road for virtually all...