Latest Mark Melancon News

Castro loses phone in Pirates' 6-4 loss to Diamondbacks

Aug. 10, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rodolfo Castro got the call-up and dropped a call in his return to the big leagues. The Pittsburgh infielder lost his phone during a slide into third base and the Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night. “I don’t think...

D-backs score go-ahead run on balk, beat Rockies 6-4

Aug. 07, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It's been a slog of a year for Mark Melancon, a four-time All-Star who already has lost 10 games this season, which cost him his job as the primary closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen. Thanks to some tired arms, Melancon got another chance on Sunday. He...

Rosario's hit in 11th give Guardians 6-5 win over Arizona

Aug. 02, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Amed Rosario homered early and singled in the winning run in the 11th inning for his third hit of the game as the Cleveland Guardians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Monday night. Rosario hit a line drive past a diving Christian Walker at first base and into...

Riley double in 9th lifts Braves over D-backs 1-0 for sweep

Jul. 31, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley had a special month. He just wants to keep up the momentum and help the Atlanta Braves successfully defend their World Series title. “I use the term consistent," he said. “I think that’s the name of the game. My routine is very consistent right...

Dbacks extend Giants' losing streak to 7 games with 5-3 win

Jul. 27, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Torey Lovullo's offensive mantra through six seasons in the desert has been to build innings by getting runners on base, move them around and wait for someone to get a big hit. A bunt single, a safety bunt and a homer — the Arizona Diamondbacks followed their...

Kelly's pitching, Peralta's HR send Arizona over Padres 3-1

Jul. 17, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Merrill Kelly gave up one run in six innings and David Peralta hit a solo homer to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Arizona went into the All-Star break on a good note but dropped two of three games at San Diego to...

Crawford's RBI single completes Giants' rally past D-backs

Jul. 13, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a game-ending RBI single, and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Wednesday. Wilmer Flores tied the game in the eighth with a pinch-hit homer. Brandon Belt started the rally...

Diamondbacks' bullpen narrowly holds off Giants to win 4-3

Jul. 12, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were counting on coming back to the Bay Area and building some momentum from two impressive wins at San Diego last weekend. Instead, the defending NL West champions flopped at home again — this time against a team that was 10 games...

Grichuk hits tiebreaking double in 9th, Rockies beat D-backs

Jul. 08, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Randal Grichuk doubled to score Jose Iglesias with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Thursday night. Iglesias led off the ninth inning with a sharp single to left against Mark Melancon (3-7)....

Varsho's 3-run homer seals Diamondbacks' 6-2 win over Giants

Jul. 06, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Rojas planted the two-strike bunt seed in spring training after realizing, with his speed, he'd have better odds laying one down than swinging away. Despite the analytics in his favor, the Arizona third baseman had yet to attempt it this season, worried about...