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SAN FRANCISCO -- D-backs left fielder Mark Trumbo is off to a hot start with five homers and 13 RBIs through the first nine games of the season.

"He's played well for us," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's a very formidable bat and a smart hitter."

Trumbo said that over his career he thinks his home runs have come in bunches. It's something he has been at a loss to explain, and he realizes that it's something he's better off not putting too much thought into.

"You want to be consistent," he said. "You just play. You go out there and play, and things shake out at the end of the year."

Trumbo's overall production is very consistent.

In 2011, Trumbo hit 29 homers and followed that up with 32 in 2012 and 34 last year.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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