Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Justin Upton finished 3-for-3 with two of Arizona's four home runs, as the Diamondbacks downed A.J. Burnett and the New York Yankees, 10-4, in the opener of a three-game series.
Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer and Mark Reynolds added a solo shot for the Diamondbacks, who were coming off a 1-5 road trip. Gerardo Parra and Miguel Montero each had three hits in the victory.
Rodrigo Lopez (3-6) limited the Yankees to three runs on eight hits and two walks in eight innings to take the win, his first since May 15.
Lopez snapped a three-start losing streak, but Burnett (6-6) dropped his fourth in a row after giving up seven runs on nine hits -- three of them homers -- in four innings.
"A little frustration, disappointed, you know how good I am and how I should be throwing the ball," Burnett said. "The past handful of starts I haven't been giving my team a chance, from out of the gate. I'm preparing, I'm doing my work in between, just not executing out there in the game."
Brett Gardner had four hits, while Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI for the Yankees, who were coming off a series win over the Mets.
In his last start, Wednesday against the Phillies, Burnett allowed six runs and didn't make it through four innings. He didn't fare much better Monday, when the Diamondbacks got to him for five runs in the first frame.
Everything Burnett threw was hit hard during the inning -- and it all came with two outs. Upton clubbed a deep home run just to the right of the high wall in right-center, then Montero hit a hard single to center. Chris Young followed with another single and LaRoche crushed an offering deep into the right-center field seats for a 4-0 edge. Reynolds made it two in a row, and three in the inning overall, with a deep shot to left for a 5-0 edge.
"We set the tone pretty early," said Arizona manager A.J. Hinch. "Rodrigo came in and retired them quickly in the first inning, with all strikes. A first- pitch out to [Yankees shortstop Derek] Jeter was big; getting three up and three down, and get on them right away, gave us some momentum."
Upton and Montero were at it again in the home second, as Upton singled with two outs and came around to score on Montero's double past Curtis Granderson in center.
The Yankees got one back in the third, when Gardner singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and ran home on Swisher's two-out triple.
Burnett continued to struggle in the fourth, giving up another run with Upton at the forefront. Upton walked, stole second and raced around ahead of a throw from Gardner on Montero's single to left, making it a 7-1 game.
Burnett fanned Young to get out of the inning, but Arizona was already well ahead at that point.
The Yankees got two of the runs back in the sixth, which Mark Teixeira began with a single. Alex Rodriguez followed with a double to plate Teixeira, and later scored on a sacrifice fly from Jorge Posada.
However, the Yankees' hopes for a comeback took a big hit in the eighth, as Upton struck again.
With Chan Ho Park in to pitch for New York, Parra led off with a single and went to second on Kelly Johnson's one-out base hit. Two batters later, Park threw a hanging slider that Upton hammered to left for a three-run shot and 10-3 advantage.
Swisher's sacrifice fly in the ninth completed the scoring.
Upton recorded the third multi-homer game of his career...On Monday, the Yankees designated catcher Chad Moeller for assignment and recalled outfielder Colin Curtis from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Curtis recorded his first major league at-bat in the fifth, when he pinch-hit for Burnett and flied out...Burnett's three homers allowed ties a career high...Montero extended his hitting streak to eight games...The Diamondbacks hit back-to-back homers for the fourth time this season.