Diamondbacks open series with Royals

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PHOENIX (AP) ---- The Diamondbacks start a three game series this evening against the Royals in Kansas City as interleague play continues. Left-hander Joe Saunders is scheduled to be on the mound Arizona.

In his last outing, he allowed three runs on eight hits against the Giants on Wednesday.
  
Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton has been named National League Player of the Week by Major League Baseball. Upton has gone 16 for 29 in seven games, and he hit his first
career walk-off home run on Thursday in the D-back's 3-2 win over the Giants.