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Avila, Dyson crack back-to-back jacks in Philly

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PHILADELPHIA -- The D-backs got power from a pair of unexpected sources in the third inning Tuesday when Alex Avila and Jarrod Dyson hit back-to-back homers, sending Arizona on its way to an 8-4 victory.

It was the second homer of the year for Avila, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason and came into the game hitting just .114. It was a no-doubt blast, with the exit velocity at 110.1 mph, the hardest batted ball of any kind for Avila since Statcast™ began tracking in 2015.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The D-backs got power from a pair of unexpected sources in the third inning Tuesday when Alex Avila and Jarrod Dyson hit back-to-back homers, sending Arizona on its way to an 8-4 victory.

It was the second homer of the year for Avila, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason and came into the game hitting just .114. It was a no-doubt blast, with the exit velocity at 110.1 mph, the hardest batted ball of any kind for Avila since Statcast™ began tracking in 2015.

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The homer was the first for Dyson, who came into the game hitting .160.

Video: ARI@PHI: Dyson belts a solo home run to right

Prior to the homers, Phillies starter Vince Velasquez had been dominant, retiring the first six batters he faced and striking out the side in the second inning.

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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