Manager Kirk Gibson instilled some winning ways
Manager Kirk Gibson instilled some winning ways

Arizona's Wacky Ride to Playoffs #7--June 1 Come From Behind Win Over Florida Marlins

By this point in the season, it was beginning to become ever more clear to Arizona fans that this team might just be a little bit special.

The exciting come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins at Chase Field was a case in point, the D-Backs' 17th such win from a deficit already in 2011.


More plot lines in this one than in an Elmore Leonard novel, and it ended with Justin Upton holding a broken bat in his hand as his blooper to right field dropped just out of the reach of two Marlins.


Ryan Roberts hit a home run off former D-Back Javier Vazquez to bring Arizona close after falling behind 4-0, and then the unheralded little team snuck past Florida to win it.

The winning was becoming contagious by now.

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