PHOENIX -- Although he didn't realize it at the time, D-backs outfielder Cody Ross did something Saturday night he had never done in his 10-year Major League tenure. By going 5-for-5 at the plate, Ross set a career-high in hits for a single game and matched the franchise record for a 16th time.
"I didn't even know I've never had five hits, but obviously it's nice to do that," Ross said. "To get some consecutive hits in a row feels good, but it feels even better to win. That's the main thing. It never feels good to get hits and lose. Glad I could contribute and help out the team."
Paul Goldschmidt described Ross' memorable night as "five professional at-bats." The 32-year-old tallied four singles and a double while he came around to score three times.
Ross struggled a bit in June, batting .243, but through six games in July, he is hitting .370.
"Cody has been good, he has been determined," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Last night was the best he has swung the bat, he hit the ball all over the field, that's him."
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less