Auburn native Tim Locastro registered a bases-clearing hit and nearly had his first major league home run in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday afternoon.
Locastro played a role in the Diamondbacks' big third inning. He came to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a triple down the left field line. The three runners scored on the hit.
Locastro scored when the next batter, Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, blasted a two-run home run to deep left field.
It was Locastro's second triple of the season. His three runs batted in are a career high for a single game. His first multi-RBI game was May 24 against the San Francisco Giants.
After Locastro's hit, the Diamondbacks' broadcast crew interviewed members of his family in attendance. His family, including his father Tim, traveled to Toronto for the game.
Locastro nearly produced more runs in his final at-bat of the game. In the ninth inning, he hit a deep fly ball to left-center field. It came within a foot or two of leaving the park, but it was caught at the base of the wall.
Locastro finished 1-for-4 at the plate with a triple, a run scored and 3 RBI. He walked in one of his five plate appearances.
The Diamondbacks (33-32) begin a three-game series Monday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.