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Peralta shows pop with first multi-HR game

D-backs' leadoff man homers in 4th, 6th innings off Hellickson
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WASHINGTON -- The D-backs struggled to get much going against Jeremy Hellickson on Saturday, but David Peralta did enough damage to drive the Nationals starter out of the game in Arizona's 10-inning, 4-3 victory.

Peralta bashed a pair of solo home runs against Hellickson, who held the rest of Arizona's lineup to 3-for-16 during his 5 1/3 innings. It marked the first multi-homer game of Peralta's career.

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WASHINGTON -- The D-backs struggled to get much going against Jeremy Hellickson on Saturday, but David Peralta did enough damage to drive the Nationals starter out of the game in Arizona's 10-inning, 4-3 victory.

Peralta bashed a pair of solo home runs against Hellickson, who held the rest of Arizona's lineup to 3-for-16 during his 5 1/3 innings. It marked the first multi-homer game of Peralta's career.

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"I had a pretty good approach against Hellickson; I was more patient and let the ball get deep," Peralta said. "I put a good swing on those balls and it worked out really well for me. We just have to keep doing it."

Video: ARI@WSH: Peralta clubs an opposite-field solo homer

Arizona's leadoff hitter belted his first home run of the game in the fourth inning, opening the frame with a shot to left field on an 0-1 curveball. The home run was projected to travel 358 feet and had an exit velocity of 105.6 mph, according to Statcast™.

Two innings later, with the Nationals clinging to a 2-1 lead, Peralta led off the sixth with another blast, this one going into the right-field seats. Peralta hit a 2-1 slider, launching it 429 feet with an exit velocity of 111.7 mph.

Video: ARI@WSH: Peralta launches his 2nd solo homer of game

The second blast was the third-hardest-hit homer Statcast™ has ever tracked for Peralta. He had a 112.7-mph home run against John Lackey on Aug. 11, 2017, and a 115.3-mph blast against Ryan Vogelsong on April 7, 2015, each of those coming at Chase Field.

Mark Feinsand, an executive reporter, originally joined MLB.com as a reporter in 2001.

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