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Jones' bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Apr. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Jones managed to lay off a couple of pitches he wanted to swing at before settling in against Jesse Biddle. Biddle couldn't find the strike zone, and Jones won the battle. "Obviously we've got scouting reports that say, 'Make him throw strikes, make him throw strikes,' " Jones said. "I...

Tatis sets HR record as Padres beat D-Backs 5-4

Apr. 14, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. is already has a place in baseball history. Tatis Jr. became the youngest shortstop to hit four home runs in his first 16 games when he hit one Saturday night, and Franmil Reyes added a tiebreaking solo shot to lift San Diego to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona...

Machado, Paddack power 1st-place Padres past Diamondbacks

Apr. 13, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gerardo Reyes was an unexpected star for the San Diego Padres. Reyes, called up earlier Friday and inserted into a tie game against Arizona, earned a victory in relief in his major league debut as the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 2-1. Manny Machado homered and Chris Paddack limited Arizona...

Padres beat Diamondbacks 7-6 after blowing late lead

Apr. 12, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The San Diego Padres coughed up a big lead late, costing Pedro Avila a victory in his major league debut. That they managed to win anyway is a testament to how this surprising season has gone so far. Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Padres bounced back after...

Dyson's pinch-hit HR in 9th rallies D-backs past Rangers 5-4

Apr. 10, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jarrod Dyson hit two home runs during a 2018 season shortened by a groin injury. The speedy outfielder already has two in 11 games this year, and his latest one was a game-winner. Dyson connected for a pinch-hit, two-run shot with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Arizona...

Kelly's hit lifts Diamondbacks in 9th as Red Sox fall to 2-8

Apr. 7, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly watched teammate Eduardo Escobar get thrown out at home plate on Nick Ahmed's hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kelly was on deck, and the play served as motivation for the Arizona Diamondbacks catcher. Kelly then drilled a single into the left field corner, scoring Ahmed...

With new deal, Eloy Jimenez makes White Sox opening roster

Mar. 26, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The White Sox confirmed Tuesday what a $43 million contract seemed to signal: Eloy Jimenez will begin the season in the major leagues. Chicago's prize prospect will make his big league debut on opening day at Kansas City on Thursday. Signed as a teenager by the crosstown Cubs out of the...