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Updated May 18, 2014 - 4:27 pm

D-backs top Dodgers for elusive home series win: By The Numbers

Arizona Diamondbacks' Eric Chavez, right, shakes hands with teammate Cody Ross as Chavez reaches home plate after hitting a 2-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Diamondbacks set a host of franchise records on Saturday night.

So it made sense that the team added a couple firsts for its 2014 version on Sunday.

The D-backs pounded 11 hits and Josh Collmenter allowed three runs in 5.1 winnings, and Arizona topped the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 for its first home series win of the season as well as its first series win against L.A. of the year.

Here's a closer look at the win, by the numbers:

1 (part I):

The D-backs' home struggles have been well-documented this season, but Arizona secured its first series at Chase Field with Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

1 (part II):

Not only did the D-backs earn their first home series win of the season, they also bested the rival Dodgers in a series for the first time in 2014.

1 (part III):

Cody Ross launched his first home run of the season in the fourth inning, tying the game at three with a blast off the batter's eye in center field for his first homer since Aug. 8, 2013 against the Rays.

4:

Arizona has won four of the five series it has played in May, with the lone series loss coming against the Washington Nationals in a series that saw a pair of ninth-inning blowups from the D-backs. Arizona is 9-5 this month.

5:

D-backs reliever Evan Marshall has made five straight scoreless appearances to start his Major League career. He has struck out four in four innings while allowing five hits and no walks.

9:

Arizona shortstop Chris Owings is now a blistering 9-for-11 against Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren in his career after adding three hits off of Haren on Sunday. The rookie is now hitting .291 this season.

12:

Arizona closer Addison Reed is now 12-for-14 in converting save opportunities despite a 4.79 ERA.

16:

Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig saw his 16-game hitting streak come to an end with an 0-for-3 performance that included a hit-by-pitch in his final at-bat.

56:

The D-backs pitching staff has allowed 56 home runs this season, the most of any team in baseball.

900:

Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez passed the 900 RBI mark for his career with a two-run home run in the fifth that put the D-backs on top 5-3, driving in the 900th and 901st runs of his career.

About the Author


School: University of Akron, University of Arizona When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Sept., 2013 Favorite sports memory: Tie between flying from Akron, Ohio to Phoenix to be at the 2008 NFC Championship and being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series Favorite all-time athlete: Jim Thome Favorite sports movies: Tin Cup, Major League, The Waterboy Most crushing sports moment: Santonio Holmes' go-ahead touchdown in Super Bowl 43

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