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The replay looped forward and backward on the video board on Monday night, a drive off Paul Goldschmidt’s bat that appeared to strike the yellow line that halves the batters’ eye at Chase Field. If it had cleared it, it’d have been a home run. Instead, it was a double, and the Diamondbacks were left in a familiar position – in need of a key hit.

Two batters later, Yasmany Tomas gave it to them. He launched a ball that sailed toward the same area, only this time when Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson turned to watch, it clanked high off the green wall, hitting closer to the video board than the yellow line.

And with that, the Diamondbacks had the big hit they’d been lacking so often in recent days, a three-run shot that lifted them to a 7-3 victory on Monday night.

BOX SCORE: Arizona 7, New York 3

Tomas’ blast keyed a six-run outburst by the Diamondbacks, who watched Jeff Mathis (two-run homer) and Daniel Descalso (solo shot) contribute homers of their own later in the inning, back-to-back shots that blew the game open.

“It seems like once one guy gets the big hit it’s kind of contagious for whatever reason,” Descalso said. “I don’t know how to explain it, but it seems like when we can’t get a big hit, it’s contagious, as well. It’s nice that we were able to get a big hit in a big spot there.”

The Diamondbacks’ season so far can be explained with one statistic: success with men in scoring position. In the 19 games in which they have three or more RBIs in those spots, they are 16-3. In the other 21 games, they’re 6-15.

“It’s just the cycle of baseball,” Diamondbacks hitting coach Dave Magadan said. “We’re going through a little rough patch in that regard right now and Tomas getting that big three-run homer, maybe it’ll catapult us to bigger and better things.”

After Goldschmidt’s double, the Mets intentionally walked Jake Lamb to bring Tomas to the plate against reliever Hansel Robles. Tomas worked the count full before getting a 97 mph fastball up in the zone. He demolished it, sending it an estimated 433 feet to center.

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“I think he flew out to right field (in the fourth inning) and just barely missed the ball,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “Anytime I see our hitters, and in particular him, staying on a ball and driving it to the right side of the diamond, it’s usually a good sign he’s patient, waiting things out and getting a good, long look at the ball. … Great swing, great timing, big moment for all of us.”

Mathis and Descalso connected for back-to-back shots later in the inning, giving the Diamondbacks four homers on the night. Jake Lamb also went deep, a solo shot that tied the game at 1 in the sixth.

Reach Piecoro at (602) 444-8680 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @nickpiecoro.

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Tuesday’s game

Mets at Diamondbacks

When: 6:40 p.m.

Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262).

Pitchers: RHP Zack Greinke (4-2, 2.79) vs. Mets LHP Tommy Milone (1-0, 5.88).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

was sensational in his last start, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Pirates before settling for a one-hitter and exiting after the eighth. He is 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA and 38 strikeouts over his last four starts. He is 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA in his career against the Mets. … Milone made his first start for the Mets last Wednesday after being claimed off waivers from the Brewers. He received a no-decision after allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. In his career, Milone is 23-21 on the road in 72 career appearances, 65 of them starts.

Coming up

Wednesday: At Chase Field, 12:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (3-3, 4.17) vs. Mets RHP Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.63).

Thursday: Off.

Friday: At San Diego, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (3-3, 3.91) vs. Padres RHP Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.05).

Saturday: At San Diego, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.57) vs. Padres TBA.