D-backs tie franchise record for hits in extra innings win

August 6, 2009 by  

teams_ariMark Reynolds went 3-for-5 and hit his 33rd homer of the season the Arizona Diamondbacks before leaving the game with an injury. Stephen Drew and Trent Oeltjen also hit homers in the extra inning win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

D-backs starter Max Scherzer struggled in the sixth inning. Arizona scored one in the top of the sixth giving them a 3-2 lead over the Pirates before the Pirates jumped out to a 6-3 lead by scoring four.

The D-backs would tie it up with two in the seventh and one in the eight off the Drew and Oeltjen’s homers. Oeltjen’s homer in the eight no only was his first major league homer, it tied the game and would remain that way into extra innings.

The D-backs would threaten in the top of the 11th when they loaded up the bases with only one out. Pirates reliever Steven Jackson would retire the next two batters and work out of the jam. The Pirates would make their own threat in the bottom of the 11th after the first two batters reached base off Jon Rauch. Rauch would up his game and work out of the jam to preserve the 6-6 tie.

In the top of the 12th with one out Augie Ojeda would line into center and moved to third on a Chris Snyder double. Jackson would intentionally walk Drew to load the bases and alex Romero would double scoring two. Romero’s hit would be his 4th hit of the game and his first career 4-hit game. The D-backs would score 5 in the 12th inning including a run when pitcher Dan Haren pinch hit for Rauch and hit a sacrifice fly to score a run.

By the time the 12th inning was done the D-backs upped their game total to 21 hits which tied the franchise record.

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