(AP) -- While they've been struggling, the Arizona Diamondbacks have to feel good about a visit to Kauffman Stadium.
The Diamondbacks will go for their sixth straight victory in Kansas City on Friday night when they open a three-game series against a Royals team that has struggled to pick up wins at home.
It's been more than two weeks since Arizona last won back-to-back games, and the Diamondbacks (17-22) will try to change that following a 9-7 victory over Colorado on Thursday.
Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, helping the Diamondbacks post their fourth victory in 15 games. He came into Thursday batting .173 over the previous 13 contests but walked three times before his homer.
"That was nice," Upton said. "Just being able to put all my struggles aside and come up big for the team. That's always a goal, but it's not always that easy. When you can get it done, it definitely feels good."
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