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Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Diamondbacks bounce back with 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A bullpen blowup put the Arizona Diamondbacks in a tough spot Tuesday night. A next-day bounce back keeps their slim NL wild-card hopes alive. Mike Leake worked effectively through traffic into the seventh inning, Domingo Leyba had two RBIs and the Diamondbacks rebounded from an ugly loss to...

Rojas has 6 RBIs, Marlins power past D-backs 12-6

Sep. 18, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Miami Marlins have had a forgettable season and will almost certainly barrel past the 100-loss mark before the end of September. But for one night, their offense looked nearly unstoppable. Miguel Rojas said the Marlins will take all the good vibes they can get as they try to build toward...

Votto, VanMeter go deep, Reds beat sinking Diamondbacks 4-3

Sep. 14, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joey Votto turned 36 years old earlier this week and has battled a bad back that sent him to the injured list for a decent chunk of August. But if age is starting to catch up with him, it's hard to tell. Votto and Josh VanMeter both hit two-run homers, Luis Castillo pitched five solid...

Diamondbacks give contract extension to GM Mike Hazen

Sep. 13, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contract of general manager Mike Hazen. The team didn't release details of the extension, which was announced before Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. The 43-year-old was hired in 2016 and has helped the Diamondbacks stay competitive...

Young, Marte, surging Dbacks top Reds 2-0 for 5th win in row

Sep. 7, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Win by win, the Arizona Diamondbacks are closing in. Left-hander Alex Young set a team rookie record by striking out 12 in eight innings, Ketel Marte drove in a run and scored another and the playoff-contending Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Saturday for their fifth straight...

Rojas, Marte power D-backs past Padres 14-7

Sep. 2, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Spurred by a motivational video that showed highlights of race leaders easing up at the finish line and losing to others running hard to the end, the Arizona Diamondbacks came out swinging from the start of Monday's game and didn't let up. After a six-run second inning, Josh Rojas, Eduardo...

Escobar homers late, Arizona tops Dodgers in a wild one

Sep. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Don't tell the Arizona Diamondbacks they are out of the race for the National League wild card. Not when Eduardo Escobar is on a tear, Archie Bradley is closing out important games and the Diamondbacks have come from behind for three straight wins over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers in front...

Average Arizona: Diamondbacks set record for being OK

Aug. 31, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks had an absolutely amazing run of being average. In a strange Major League Baseball record that's the epitome of OK, the Diamondbacks were within two games of .500 — plus or minus — for more than two months. They lost to the Colorado Rockies on June 18...

Mike Leake earns first win with Diamondbacks, beats Giants

Aug. 28, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took Mike Leake five starts to earn his first win with Arizona. What matters most to him right now is taking his success from Tuesday night into September and through the final month. Leake pitched into the eighth inning, leading the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 victory over the San...