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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...

Seattle Mariners' Jose Marmolejos, right, celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Evan White during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Mariners score early, Sheffield shines in win over D-backs

Sep. 12, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ty France and José Marmolejos hit homers, Justus Sheffield pitched seven quality innings and the Seattle Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Saturday night. The Mariners jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning off Arizona starter...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed (13) forces out Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts (50) as he turns a double play on Corey Seager during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Diamondbacks shake prolonged slump, beat Dodgers 5-2

Sep. 11, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie pitcher Riley Smith earned his first career win. Newly acquired reliever Travis Bergen got his first major league save. The Diamondbacks have a lot of new faces these days after a three-week slump essentially ruined their playoff chances and drove general manager Mike Hazen's decision...

RingCentral Coliseum stands under skies darkened by wildfire smoke before the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Houston Astros in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

LEADING OFF: Wildfires darken California skies; Cole vs O's

Sep. 10, 2020 3:11 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FRIGHTENING SCENE Wildfires in Northern California have darkened the daytime skies over the Bay Area, leaving an orange-glowing haze above Oracle Park and the Coliseum. The smell of the fires wafted over the stadium as San Francisco hosted Seattle on...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Tim Locastro slides safely into third base with an RBI triple as Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy makes a catch on a late throw during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Dodgers score twice in 10th to beat Diamondbacks 6-4

Sep. 10, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Taylor and AJ Pollock each hit a run-scoring single in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a rare off night for ace Clayton Kershaw to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Wednesday. Kershaw struggled early with his command and allowed four runs — three earned...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) stands on the mound and waits for a conference with pitching coach Matt Herges as catcher Carson Kelly and third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) stand nearby during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants spoil Bumgarner's return to SF, beat Diamondbacks 4-3

Sep. 6, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria and Darin Ruf launched back-to-back home runs in the second inning and the Giants spoiled Madison Bumgarner’s return to San Francisco with a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Bumgarner (0-4) came off the injured list to make his first start...