Diamondbacks hitters hoping latest lengthy slump a thing of past

The Diamondbacks can only hope their offensive outburst on Sunday is a sign their hitters are ready to put another sustained slump behind them. Anyhow, they have to ponder a question that has now haunted them for parts of five seasons: Why do they keep happening?

The Diamondbacks had a .200 batting average in June before their season high of 13 hits in an 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers. They opened the month by being ruled out three times in five games. More recently, they’ve lost five straight games in large part because their offense totaled 25 hits.

Of course, every team goes through tough times at the plate; Over the weekend, the New York Yankees, who have scored the most runs in the majors, went 16 straight innings without a hit, the longest streak of its kind in more than 60 years.

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