David Peralta's multi-hit games rivals Puig's run in 2013.
David Peralta celebrates with first base coach Dave McKay after an RBI single in the third inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.
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By Jack Magruder
PHOENIX --David Peralta continues to make noise in the batter's box.
With two singles in a 4-3 loss Wednesday, Peralta has 23 multiple-hit games through the first 53 games of his career, among the best starts in franchise history.
It is the most in the majors since the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig had 24 multi-hit games last season.
And Peralta has done it without a bat flip. Or occasional forgetfulness in the outfield.
Peralta, hitting .315, has 62 hits, fourth among National League rookies despite the fact that he did not arrive in the majors until June 1.
The D-backs' are all over that leader board. Chris Owings, who has missed five weeks with a shoulder injury, is second among NL rookies with 66 hits. Ender Inciarte, who tripled and scored to extend his hitting streak to six Wednesday, is seventh with 54.
Miguel Montero had three hits, all to the left side of the field. Perhaps it had something to do with Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura and his 100 mph fastball. It also might have something to do with the intelligent approach Montero shows against the shift.
STAT OF THE GAME
1,300 -- career hits for Aaron Hill, who reached that milestone with an RBI single in the third inning.
* Josh Collmenter has done a nice job of taming the hitters' park that is Chase Field. Collmenter, who gave up three runs on only three hits, has a 2.61 ERA in his last eight starts at home. Five have been quality starts, and he has given up three runs or less in all eight. He struck out six, tying a season high for the third time. * With another two-thirds of a scoreless inning, Oliver Perez dropped his ERA to 0.55 in his last 17 appearances. Sixteen have been scoreless. * Cliff Pennington had no trouble fitting in on his return from the disabled list. He had two singles, one in his first at-bat in the first inning, and handled a tough chance at third base in the third inning.
Mark Trumbo has reached base via hit or walk in the last six games, and he is hitting .364 with two doubles, two walks and two RBIs. He was involved in both D-backs' rallies, getting one of four singles in a two-run third inning and hitting a sacrifice fly in the ninth.