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Wild & AZ! D-backs soak up top WC clinch

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:30:57 EDT

The 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks celebrated their National League Wild Card berth with the traditional champagne shower in the clubhouse, and then they all went and jumped into the pool just beyond the wall in right-center at Chase Field. After the 3-2 victory over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon that secured home-field advantage for the NL Wild Card Game, there were smiles, hugs, laughter and even a few tears of joy shed.



Dress for October: Get postseason gear

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:20:26 EDT

Check out the D-backs Shop and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.



D-backs walk off, will host NL Wild Card Game

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:25:37 EDT

The fans at Chase Field got to celebrate twice Sunday as the D-backs clinched a Wild Card berth during the game and then secured home-field advantage in the National League Wild Card Game with a 3-2 walk-off win over the Marlins. J.D. Martinez delivered the game-winning hit by lacing a single to left field with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth inning.



After clinch, D-backs have pool party

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:21:17 EDT

After clinch, D-backs have pool party



Before they were postseason bound: D-backs

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:41:43 EDT

The D-backs are back in the postseason for the first time since 2011 and sixth time overall. A national audience awaits National League MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt and superstar J.D. Martinez, who will lead a loaded lineup into the NL Wild Card Game at Chase Field, and potentially beyond. For many on Arizona's roster, this will be their first taste of October. Here's a look at who will be contributing this postseason:



#AwardWorthy: Vote J.D. for Best Performance

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:37:22 EDT

Vote J.D. Martinez for Best Performance in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Lovullo a calming presence in postseason pursuit

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:27:44 EDT

Manager Torey Lovullo has had a calm demeanor and steady hand, working his way into the discussion for NL Manager of the Year honors as he guides Arizona back to the postseason.



Godley starts opener of final home series

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:05:38 EDT

The D-backs will begin their last homestand of the season Monday with a bit of weight off their shoulders. Arizona locked up home-field advantage in the National League Wild Card Game on Sunday to clinch their first playoff spot since they won the NL West in 2011.



How They Got There: D-backs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:48:49 EDT

MLB.com looks back at the D-backs' regular season as the club clinches home-field advantage in the NL Wild Card Game.



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Martinez sets club record for HRs in 1 month

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:33:47 EDT

J.D. Martinez hit his 43rd homer of the season in a 12-6 loss to the Marlins at Chase Field on Saturday night, adding another accomplishment to his rapidly growing list.



D-backs welcome 2 top prospects for BP

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:40:18 EDT

Two of the top young players in Arizona's organization, Pavin Smith and Kristian Robinson, joined the D-backs for batting practice and met with players and coaches before Saturday's matchup with the Marlins.



Rodney joins rare company with 300th save

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:48:15 EDT

Fernando Rodney locked down his 300th career save to secure the D-backs' 13-11 win over the Marlins at Chase Field, and his teammates didn't waste a moment celebrating the accomplishment.



D-backs fall short in first chance to clinch WC

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:16:25 EDT

The Marlins spoiled whatever party the home team had planned as they beat the D-backs, 12-6, on Saturday night, keeping Arizona's magic number for clinching a National League Wild Card berth at one.



Iannetta has 'ton of fun' with slam, 8-RBI night

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:16:25 EDT

Chris Iannetta had never received a standing ovation before, so when the 34,588 fans at Chase Field beckoned for him to return to the top step of the home dugout after his grand slam on Friday night, it was a bit of an out-of-body experience.



Velociraptor throws out first pitch

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:10:11 EDT

Velociraptor throws out first pitch



D-backs outmash Marlins; magic number at 2

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:39:54 EDT

It was definitely not a pitchers' duel at Chase Field on Friday night as Chris Iannetta smacked two home runs and drove in eight as the D-backs won a slugfest with the Marlins, 13-11, and inched closer to clinching a postseason berth.



Mathis, Owings hoping to return soon

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:30:30 EDT

Catcher Jeff Mathis and infielder/outfielder Chris Owings are each progressing in their recoveries from their respective hand injuries.



Pollock locked in at perfect time for D-backs

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:15:17 EDT

By his own volition, it's been a frustrating couple of years for D-backs center fielder A.J. Pollock, coping with one injury after another. But right now, he's right where he wants to be.



D-backs set up to have Greinke start WC Game

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:16:59 EDT

The D-backs aren't saying who would start a winner-take-all Wild Card Game for them on Oct. 4. In fact, they aren't even going to take for granted that they will be in that game despite their commanding position. But if you plot out the next nine games, you can see that ace Zack Greinke would be lined up to start the Wild Card Game.



Bradley joins in the D-backs' fun on offense

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:37:09 EDT

D-backs reliever Archie Bradley laced a single to center field in the eighth inning Wednesday, driving in a run and allowing another to score when the ball skipped past Padres outfielder Manuel Margot, allowing Bradley to reach third.



D-backs overcome HRs to trim magic number

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:08:11 EDT

Home runs are up across the Majors this season. But even by the lofty standards set in 2017, Wednesday was a banner night for the long ball at Petco Park, as the D-backs inched closer to a postseason spot with a 13-7 victory over the Padres.



Martinez proving invaluable to D-backs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:00:48 EDT

It's been a little more than two weeks since D-backs right fielder J.D. Martinez became only the 18th player in Major League history to hit four homers in a game. And since then, the homers and overall production has just kept coming.



Pollock's 2 HRs can't end offensive struggles

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:36:06 EDT

The D-backs' bats -- aside from A.J. Pollock's two homers -- were quiet once again Tuesday night, as Arizona dropped its second straight game to the Padres, and third overall, 6-2, at Petco Park.



D-backs fall to Padres, drop third straight

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:47:37 EDT

Travis Wood knocked in as many runs as he allowed on Tuesday night, sparking a 6-2 Padres win, their fourth in five games this month against the National League Wild Card-seeking D-backs.



J.D.'s incredible season hidden in plain sight

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:13:25 EDT

Maybe this statistic will blow you mind like it did mine: Giancarlo Stanton does not lead the Major Leagues in slugging percentage. Well, technically he does, because the two players ahead of him don't quite have the plate appearances to qualify.



D-backs can't pick up Corbin, fall to Padres

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:14:09 EDT

The D-backs rolled through a stretch of games against the Dodgers and Rockies, but it's the pesky Padres that seem to give them the most problems these days.



J.D. first 4-time Player of Week in same season

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:16:12 EDT

D-backs outfielder J.D. Martinez on Monday was named National League Player of the Week, becoming the first player to win the honor four times in the same season since the award was started in 1974.



Corbin stung by SD again during hot stretch

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:42:17 EDT

D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin has been downright dominant over his last eight starts, shutting down quality offensive teams like the Cubs, Astros and Rockies.



Duplantier on list of prospects with soaring stock

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:54:05 EDT

These 10 pitchers made the biggest leaps forward in 2017, with some not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year.



Goldschmidt a beacon of endurance

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:06:34 EDT

The pain in his right elbow persisted, but Paul Goldschmidt persevered. The postseason bound D-backs avoided a September scare two weeks ago when their All-Star first baseman and National League MVP candidate underwent an MRI that revealed inflammation in his left elbow but no structural damage, forcing him to miss five games.



Martinez smashes 40th home run

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:35:12 EDT

By hitting a two-run homer to left-center field on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park, D-backs outfielder J.D. Martinez became the third player in 2017 to reach 40 homers.



D-backs pitchers producing at plate

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:36:47 EDT

The starting pitchers have been a huge part of the success for the D-backs this season. But it's not just on the mound where they've been getting it done. Arizona's pitchers have provided a spark at the plate as well.



Injury a 'blessing in disguise' for resurgent Ray

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:54:32 EDT

D-backs starter Robbie Ray had one of the scariest moments in baseball this year when he was hit in the head by a 108 mph line drive July 28 in St. Louis. But after he picked up his fifth win in as many starts since returning from the disabled list with Friday night's 3-2 victory in San Francisco, Ray admitted the injury may be the key to how he's pitched.