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Snake bites

• The D-backs have an unusual way of celebrating dramatic victories. Each of the seven times they've walked off this season, including Friday night on Paul Goldschmidt's home run, the players have congratulated the game's hero by mixing water with dirt and smothering it all over the player's upper body.

"I guess it makes it not that much fun to hit the walk-off," Gibson said, smiling. "It's what they do, though. It signifies a very good moment, so I guess it's pretty cool."

• After hitting .192 in 52 July at-bats, D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton has been much more productive so far in August, collecting six hits in 15 at-bats entering Saturday night's contest. The 24-year-old missed the first half of the season with an elbow injury.

"He's played better," Gibson said. "A lot of his work was done in the summer league with young kids. He did some at Triple-A, but it wasn't a lot so it was a lot to catch up to. Then once you get here, you have to get your legs back under you."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for
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