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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver, left, scratches his head as he leaves the mound after being relieved after the Houston Astros scored two runs, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Not much went right in disappointing season for Diamondbacks

Sep. 28, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was one of many reasons the Arizona Diamondbacks fell well short of expectations this season. His assessment of his own personal struggles on the mound a few weeks ago summed up the team's summer quite well. “2020 sucks,” Bumgarner said. "I'm pretty much on...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Bumgarner gets 1st win in final start for D-backs, 11-3

Sep. 27, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings to win his first game for Arizona in his ninth and final start this season, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 on Sunday to close disappointing years for both teams. Bumgarner (1-4), a former World Series MVP for San...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

Sep. 27, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

Sep. 27, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A...

Colorado Rockies' Elias Diaz (35) points upward after hitting a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Rockies roll past Diamondbacks 10-3 despite four errors

Sep. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon each hit two-run homers, German Márquez threw seven impressive innings and the Colorado Rockies overcame some sloppy fielding to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 on Saturday night. The Rockies bounced back with a win, one day after they were swept in a...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly (18) celebrates hit three-run home run against the Texas Rangers with Pavin Smith, middle, and Nick Ahmed (13) during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kelly hits 3-run homer, Diamondbacks beat Rangers 7-0

Sep. 23, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly had a three-run homer, Caleb Smith and Riley Smith combined to throw a six-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. David Peralta had three hits, including a double. Eduardo Escobar added two singles and Nick Ahmed had...

Houston Astros George Springer, right, dives for home plate on his inside the park home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, left, waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Springer hits inside-the-park HR, Astros top D-backs 3-2

Sep. 20, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer homered twice, including an inside-the-park shot, to lead the Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Carlos Correa drove in the go-ahead run for Houston with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Springer’s two home runs gave him 13 this year. He...

Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz, left, congratulates Jose Altuve, right, after he scores the go-ahead run on the single by Kyle Tucker during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Altuve, Tucker lead Astros past D'backs to get back to .500

Sep. 19, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve drove in two, Kyle Tucker had a tiebreaking single and the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night to get back to .500. Altuve tied it at 2 in the sixth with an RBI double, and Tucker put Houston ahead with his single three batters later, chasing...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander reacts after a pitch during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.  The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LEADING OFF: Verlander set for TJ, Bumgarner seeks 1st win

Sep. 19, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ SHUT DOWN Justin Verlander’s bid to rejoin the Astros for a playoff push is over. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says he needs Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action through all of next year. The 37-year-old right-hander threw to...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun, left, celebrates a two-run home run with Christian Walker during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

D-backs blow 7-run lead, but Peralta's HR beats Angels 9-8

Sep. 16, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Peralta hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew a seven-run lead before rallying for a 9-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Longtime Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun had two homers, three hits and a career-high five...