June 11, 2019 11:10 am

Phillies, Diamondbacks combine for MLB record of 13 home runs in a single game

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Eduardo Escobar hit two home runs and finished with four hits and five RBIs to lift the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks past the Philadelphia Phillies 13-8 on Monday.

Ildemaro Vargas also hit two home runs while Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte, David Peralta and Alex Avila each homered for the Diamondbacks. Marte had three hits and two runs scored as Arizona won its fifth in a row.

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The eight total homers set a franchise record, as the Diamondbacks’ previous season high for home runs in a game was five. The Phillies added five home runs as the teams combined for a major league record 13 homers.

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Diamondbacks starter Taylor Clarke gave up six hits and four runs in three and a half innings with two walks and four strikeouts before being lifted. Zack Godley (3-4) earned the win in relief with three and two-thirds scoreless innings.

Scott Kingery homered twice and tripled while Jean Segura, Rhys Hoskins and Jay Bruce each added a home run for the Phillies, who dropped their second in a row.

Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff (3-4) lasted three-plus innings and allowed five hits — all home runs — and seven runs. He walked two and struck out two.

After a 30-minute rain delay, the Diamondbacks began the game with back-to-back-to-back home runs for a quick 3-0 lead.

It was the sixth time in franchise history that the Diamondbacks hit three straight homers.

Dyson hit the first pitch off Eickhoff for a home run, followed by shots from Marte and Peralta for a three-run lead.

The Phillies had never allowed three consecutive homers to open a game in the history of the franchise.

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Segura cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the first with a solo homer just over the fence in left.

Escobar ripped a two-run home run to right, his 16th of the season, for a 5-3 Arizona lead in the fourth. Later in the inning, Avila contributed a two-run shot for a 7-3 advantage.

Kingery laced a solo homer in the fourth, slicing the lead to 7-4.

Escobar crushed another two-run homer in the fifth, this time off Ranger Suarez, for a 9-4 lead. Vargas then added a solo homer off Suarez two outs later for a six-run advantage at 10-4.

Vargas slammed a two-run shot in the ninth for a 13-6 lead.

—Field Level Media

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