Goldschmidt approaching rare 20-20 season

Goldschmidt approaching rare 20-20 season

PHOENIX -- As a rookie last season, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt swiped only four bases. But with two games remaining in his sophomore campaign entering Tuesday against the Rockies, the 25-year-old needed just two more steals to become the sixth player in franchise history to reach the 20 home run, 20 stolen base mark in a single season.

Goldschmidt missed three games last week with a sore back, but in his first game back on Monday, he hit his 20th home run of the year in the ninth inning to the tie the score at 3-3.

In his first three at-bats of the night, he struck out swinging each time.

"My first few at-bats were rough," Goldschmidt said. "But that's baseball though, got to keep battling."

Goldschmidt was back in the lineup on Tuesday, batting fifth and playing first.