Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Ryan Roberts hit a two-out, three-run homer in
the bottom of the ninth inning and the Diamondbacks defeated the Athletics,
9-8, on Friday in the opener of a three-game interleague series.
Oakland jumped out to an early lead with a six-run second inning but Arizona
chipped away, getting a two-run homer from Jason Kubel and a solo shot from
Paul Goldschmidt along the way.
In the ninth, Chris Young drew a two-out walk and Aaron Hill singled before
Roberts lifted a 2-1 sinker from Brian Fuentes (2-2) into a sea of frantically
jubilant arms in the left-field stands.
J.J. Putz (1-3) tossed a scoreless top of the ninth for the Diamondbacks, who
have won six of their last eight games.
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