The Arizona Diamondbacks got to play an early round of Home Run Derby in Philly.
The Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jerad Eickhoff on Monday night. Eickhoff allowed two more two-run home runs before he was chased in the fourth inning and the Diamondbacks up 7-3.
Eickhoff allowed five hits in 3-plus innings — all the hits homers.
Jarrod Dyson hit the first pitch of the game to right field for his fourth homer of the season. Ketel Marte followed with his 16th home run on a drive to right. David Peralta finished the longball barrage when he went deep to center for his ninth homer.
It was the first time a team had hit three straight home runs to begin the first inning since the Diamondbacks did it on July 21, 2017, at home against Washington ace Max Scherzer.
Eickhoff gave up two-run shots in the fourth to Eduardo Escobar and Alex Avila. Eickhoff failed to retire a batter in the fourth when he was yanked by manager Gabe Kapler.
The game had been delayed 35 minutes by rain, and more rain fell once play began.
Arizona connected a day after the Nationals hit four home runs in a row in the eighth inning at San Diego.
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