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D-backs ding thrice, but McFarland struggles

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:45:32 EDT

They played 8 1/2 innings at Target Field on Sunday afternoon, but the D-backs-Twins game was decided much earlier when Minnesota scored nine runs in the first inning en route to a 12-5 win and a sweep of the three-game series.

For Blanco it's a 'White Shark' Players Weekend

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:28:17 EDT

When it came time for Gregor Blanco to pick a nickname, he drew a little inspiration from his time playing winter ball in Venezuela and from former teammate Pablo Sandoval. Blanco will sport the name "White Shark" on the back of his No. 5 jersey during Players Weekend from Aug. 25-27.

D-backs option Shipley after relief appearance

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:44:00 EDT

It was a surreal weekend for D-backs right-hander Braden Shipley, who along with reliever Jimmie Sherfy was called up from Triple-A Reno on Sunday and immediately saw action in the first inning of Sunday's 12-5 loss to the Twins.

Nicknames, bright gear part of Players Weekend

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:00:50 EDT

Known by fans simply as Goldy, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will finally have a jersey to match during the inaugural Players Weekend, Aug. 25-27, when Major League players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs and their nicknames on the back.

Walker hoping to get back on track vs. Mets

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:14:17 EDT

The D-backs look to end a long road trip on a positive note, while the Mets will try to close their extended homestand in winning fashion when the two teams hook up in a four-game series at Citi Field beginning Monday night.

Greinke's rough start leads to roster moves

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:50:25 EDT

This was the kind of game in which Zack Greinke has excelled in all year -- delivering a win following a D-backs loss and working deep into a game when the bullpen needs a break. In Saturday night's 5-0 loss to the Twins at Target Field, though, Greinke did neither.

Feeling 'great,' Ray to face Mets on Thursday

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:18:24 EDT

Robbie Ray will return to the D-backs' rotation Thursday against the Mets at Citi Field, one day shy of four weeks after he was struck in the head by a 108-mph line drive.

D-backs' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:57:33 EDT

Who do the D-backs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Arizona's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Bats, Greinke have off night in Minneapolis

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:32:00 EDT

The bottom of the fourth inning started innocently enough with a single to right, but when it ended nine batters and five runs later, the Twins had firm control of the game as they went on to beat the D-backs for the second straight night, 5-0, on Saturday at Target Field.

Godley, D-backs can't keep Twins in the yard

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:20:42 EDT

The Twins hit six homers to overcome a three-run deficit and back right-hander Ervin Santana in a 10-3 win over the D-backs in Friday night's Interleague series opener at Target Field.

Hot early on, Snakes' offense fizzles out

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:33:36 EDT

Early on Friday, it looked like it would be a good night for the D-backs' offense as they scored a pair of runs in the first and one in the second off Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. "We had it going," said D-backs outfielder David Peralta, who homered in the second. "I don't know what happened."

Gardenhire thrilled to be back in Twin Cities

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:27:57 EDT

D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire, a former Twins manager, sat on top of a bench and fielded questions from reporters before the series opener against Minnesota on Friday.

Corbin 1 out shy of CG as D-backs blank Astros

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:17:48 EDT

After the D-backs allowed nine runs to the Astros in consecutive games, left-hander Patrick Corbin restored order Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Corbin came within one out from throwing his first career complete game as the D-backs rode his strong pitching and a pair of homers -- including an inside-the-park one by Daniel Descalso -- to blank the Astros, 4-0, and split the four-game, home-and-home series.

Descalso hits D-backs' 3rd inside-the-parker

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:22:12 EDT

D-backs second baseman Daniel Descalso hit an inside-the-park home run off Astros right-hander Mike Fiers in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon's 4-0 win at Minute Maid Park.

D-backs take licking, but keep on ticking

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:24:50 EDT

The D-backs knew there'd be stretches like this when every little thing becomes more difficult. Injuries? Check. Slumps? Check. Bad luck? Yep, some of that, too. No road to the postseason is without a pothole or two. Maybe that's why the D-backs remain so confident. They've weathered a storm. There probably will be more.

Tomas puts pause on rehab, heads to doctor

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:48:11 EDT

D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas suffered a setback in his rehab from a strained right groin, and he will visit a specialist in Philadelphia on Monday to be further examined.

De La Rosa can't avoid second TJ surgery

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:40:25 EDT

D-backs right-hander Rubby De La Rosa will need a second Tommy John surgery, manager Torey Lovullo said Thursday.

D-backs make it interesting but fall to Astros

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:03:02 EDT

Charlie Morton pitched a gem and the Astros held off a late power surge by the D-backs to win consecutive games for the first time this month with a 9-5 victory on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Justice: Goldy focused on playoffs, not MVP race

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:01:14 EDT

In the heat of playoff races, the Most Valuable Player award is the last thing on players' minds.

Walker, Lovullo see no need to worry

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:49:35 EDT

Taijuan Walker allowed nine hits in Wednesday's loss, a game that continued a frustrating trend for the D-backs, who have gone 14-23 since a July 4, but he and Torey Lovullo are confident the tide will turn.

Almonte throws six scoreless for Visalia

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:04:33 EDT

Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins made an immediate impact and paced the Barons' offense to a 9-4 win over Montgomery in their Southern League debut.

Inbox: Will Ahmed, Tomas return by Sept. 1?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:00:06 EDT

Beat reporter Steve Gilbert answers questions from D-backs fans.

D-backs unable to rally out of big hole vs. Astros

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:31:08 EDT

The Astros scored early and often to set the tone and pave the way for a 9-4 victory over the D-backs on Tuesday at Chase Field.

Banda staying confident despite rough outing

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:07:48 EDT

Anthony Banda knows days like Tuesday are just a part of the learning experience. Banda labored through a 9-4 loss to the Astros, his fourth career start since being called up July 21. The Astros tagged the 24-year-old left-hander for eight runs on nine hits and three walks. Houston teed off for five runs during the second inning alone.

Marte providing spark to injury-depleted infield

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:09:03 EDT

Ketel Marte has been a sparkplug for the D-backs since being called up in late June, providing versatility in the infield and a bit of pop from the bottom of the lineup.

D-backs don space helmets for out-of-world trip

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:02:21 EDT

D-backs don space helmets for out-of-world trip

Greinke piles up K's with improved pitch mix

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:35:53 EDT

There are some things that D-backs right-hander Zack Greinke can't explain. Like why his strikeout totals are up this year, or how in the heck he struck out Astros second baseman Jose Altuve three times in Monday's 2-0 win over the Astros.

Doubles back Greinke to win over Astros

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:38:51 EDT

Zack Greinke outdueled Collin McHugh on Monday night as the D-backs beat the Astros, 2-0, at Chase Field.

Featuring curve, Godley K's 4 Cubs in 1st

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:53:53 EDT

D-backs right-hander Zack Godley struck out the side -- and one -- in the first inning of Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.

Bats, 'pen can't boost Godley in loss to Cubs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:32:42 EDT

Jake Arrieta pitched six quality innings and Javier Baez smacked a three-run homer as the Cubs captured the series with the D-backs and moved a game ahead of the second-place Cardinals with a 7-2 win Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.

Chafin gums up the works, snaps off crown

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:12:00 EDT

When he gave up a two-out double to the Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez in the ninth inning Wednesday, D-backs reliever Andrew Chafin was not pleased with himself. What happened next was even more painful.

J.D. cracks Lester as Corbin quiets Cubs

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:45:07 EDT

J.D. Martinez's RBI double off the right-field wall helped key a four-run rally as the D-backs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Jon Lester and the Cubs at Chase Field.