Arizona Diamondbacks take first two games against A’s, wrap up second half of the series in Oakland


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The D-backs won two games against the A’s before heading to Oakland for two more games

Jackson Dungan, Reporter

Arizona had their backs against the wall, pinned into a corner by early season losses.  Over the last two weeks, the Diamondbacks coiled up and struck back at the league with a vengeance.  Their current win streak, which began last Wednesday with a convincing 13-7 win over Colorado and continued last night when they gave the Athletics a 10-1 beat down, has shown the league they are a force to be reckoned with

After taking two games at home against the Athletics, the D-backs headed to Oakland today, looking to continue their dominance over the league’s winningest team.

Veteran left fielder, David Peralta, is leading by example as he boosted the team to their game one win over the Athletics with a solo home run in the bottom of the third and a game-winning walk off single that scored Nick Ahmed to take down the AL West leading A’s.

In game two of the series, the D-backs eleven hits led to their dominating 10-1 win over the Athletics.  In Tuesday’s game, the Diamondbacks scored nine runs in the first two innings of play, and held on to their comfortable lead the rest of the game.

Today, the team made a quick trip over to the Bay Area to begin a new two-game series in Oakland tonight.

After giving the Diamondbacks a confidence-boosting victory in game one of the two-game series over the powerhouse Athletics, Peralta discussed his adjustments at the plate and how he drove in the game winning run at

“That wasn’t an easy matchup for me, but at the same time I had to step out. You have to relax and you’ve got to do something for the team,” Peralta said.  “I moved forward a little bit and forward to the pitcher, and it was enough for me to hit that ball and get that base hit to win the game. So sometimes you don’t have to hit the ball that hard to do some damage.”

With the postseason scheduled to start at the end of September, finding win streaks in this year’s shortened season seems crucial for helping a team build confidence and prepare for the playoffs.

The D-backs seem to have found a smooth rhythm in their hitting scheme and look to keep that vibe going into the remainder of the season

Merrill Kelly is quickly becoming the D-backs “Ace”.  The stalwart right-hander is set to face Jesus Luzardo in game one of the quick two-game series against the Athletics in Oakland, giving the team a little break from the heat after two sweltering series at home.