D-backs avoid no-hitter, drop series opener

April 21, 2018

PHOENIX — The D-backs narrowly avoided being no-hit Friday night, but they still took the loss as the Padres beat them, 4-1, in the first of a three-game series at Chase Field. For a while, it looked like the D-backs might be on the wrong side of history, as Padres right-hander Tyson Ross carried a bid for the franchise’s first no-hitter into the eighth inning. View Full Game Coverage PHOENIX…

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Pollock, Owings get day off following collision

April 21, 2018

PHOENIX — Outfielders A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings were both out of the lineup on Friday after colliding with each other on the warning track during Thursday night’s game. Owings, who was removed from the game after taking a knee to the head from Pollock, as well as hitting the back of his head on the ground, passed his postgame concussion test and did so again on Friday morning. View…

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Owings crashes into Pollock making great grab

April 20, 2018

PHOENIX — D-backs outfielders A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings collided with each other on the warning track in right-center attempting to catch Joe Panik‘s fly ball during the third inning of Thursday night’s game against the Giants. Owings, playing right, slid on the warning track and caught the ball while Pollock, running over from center, hit Owings with his right leg and Owings’ head appeared to hit the warning track….

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Goldy finds groove as D-backs top Giants

April 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Has Paul Goldschmidt awoken from his slumber? According to D-backs manager Torey Lovullo, the first baseman was never sleeping. The numbers might have said otherwise — Goldschmidt came to AT&T Park toting a .100 batting average (3-for-30) with a double serving as his only extra-base hit of the year. But the slugger heated up by the Bay, and he played a starring role in Wednesday’s 7-3 win,…

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Peralta held out of lineup for 2nd straight game

April 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — D-backs leadoff man David Peralta was absent from the starting lineup for the second straight contest for Wednesday’s matinee against the Giants. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo revealed Peralta is dealing with soreness in his left hand, an issue the outfielder dealt with near the end of Spring Training. “He’s playable,” Lovullo said. “I made the decision to hold him out of the lineup and combine it with…

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D-backs give Giants too many chances in loss

April 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — The Arizona Diamondbacks were in trouble against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday long before Andrew McCutchen‘s walk-off single off Jorge De La Rosa in the ninth inning gave the Giants a 5-4 win. There was starter Patrick Corbin suddenly losing control in the sixth inning after being dominant through the first five. View Full Game Coverage SAN FRANCISCO — The Arizona Diamondbacks were in trouble against…

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Goldy's 1st homer gives D-backs life in 9th

April 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit a tying two-out home run in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday against the Giants, his first of the season, but it wasn’t enough to stop Arizona from losing, 5-4. Goldschmidt entered the game batting .118 and was 1-for-3 with a walk when he homered on a 1-1 pitch from San Francisco closer Hunter Strickland. The ball landed well into…

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Godley baffles Giants in D-backs' victory

April 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — D-backs pitcher Zack Godley combined a dancing curveball with the Giants’ aggressiveness at the plate to set the pace for Arizona’s 2-1 win Monday night at AT&T Park. On a night when the D-backs were held to two first-inning runs, Godley and two relievers made it stand up with a combined five-hitter. View Full Game Coverage SAN FRANCISCO — D-backs pitcher Zack Godley combined a dancing curveball…

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Varsho among top prospect performers

April 10, 2018

New Hampshire’s superstar duo was at it again Monday, as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette powered the Fisher Cats to another win with an 11-1 rout of Trenton. Guerrero, Toronto’s No. 1 prospect (No. 3 overall), went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and a pair of sacrifice flies to finish with a career-high six RBIs in New Hampshire’s fifth straight victory. Bichette also tallied three hits, including…

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