Diamondbacks Win Series Opener against Athletics


The Diamondbacks began a nine-game road trip with a victory over the Oakland Athletics in the series opener.

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Merrill Kelly, who has struggled this season, delivered a solid starting pitching performance, throwing seven innings and allowing only one earned run on four hits.

Strong Performance

It was only the second time this year that Merrill Kelly managed to pitch into the 7th inning.

Rare Achievement

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Geraldo Perdomo and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. both hit two-run home runs, contributing significantly to the Diamondbacks' offense.

Offensive Power

Lourdes Gurriel Jr., acquired by the Diamondbacks in the past offseason, has been a valuable addition.

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Gurriel Jr.'s performance has been consistently strong throughout his first season with Arizona.


The Diamondbacks' victory in the series opener sets a positive tone for their road trip.

Positive Start

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