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Arizona Diamondbacks Win Eighth Straight; Hold Six-Game Lead Over San Fran in NL West

The Arizona Diamondbacks got their bats moving last night during the team's 9-4 win over the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field last night.

The D-Backs had 14 hits last night, including a center-field jack from right-fielder Justin Upton that may not have landed yet.

But Upton's homer was just the icing on the cake -- a three-run shot from catcher Miguel Montero in the fifth inning put the D-Backs up 6-2, a lead from which the Rockies would not recover.

Then there's left-fielder Gerardo Parra, who aside from making a circus catch early in the game, went 4-5 with two RBIs.

Upton had his own Sportscenter-worthy snag in right-field in the fifth.

Despite a 20-plus-pitch, one-run first inning, in his third major league start, pitcher Wade Miley recovered nicely, only giving up two runs on nine hits in six innings pitched. 

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"Everything is going well right now," Montero told reporters after the game. "Everything is coming together at the right time."

The win was the team's eighth straight "W," putting the D-Backs six games ahead of the struggling San Francisco Giants, who took a 5-2 beating from the Chicago Cubs last night.

This weekend the D-Backs head to San Francisco to take on their division rivals. That series has the potential to put another nail in the Giants' coffin -- or set them up to make a September run at the playoffs.

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