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D-backs trending up, striving to catch Dodgers

Sep. 30, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks lost some of their best players to trades or free agency over the past 12 months. They went ahead and won 85 games anyway. It was an encouraging season for Arizona, which hung around the NL wild-card race deep into September and finished with an 85-77 record despite...

Walker returns, Locastro lifts D'backs over Padres in 9th

Sep. 29, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long after his day was done and the Arizona Diamondbacks' season had ended, Taijuan Walker was still in uniform in a clubhouse abuzz with teammates saying their goodbyes to one another. in a thrilling 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres, He didn't have time to change, having taken extra time...

Walker hits grand slam, D-backs beat Padres 6-5

Sep. 29, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker crushed Triple-A pitching for the better part of four seasons, wondering if he'd ever get the chance to do the same thing in the big leagues. Finally, some playing time opened with the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring. With each passing homer, it's obvious the 28-year-old...

Lamb hits pinch-hit 3-run homer, Arizona beats Padres 6-3

Sep. 28, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks came up with another impressive win despite being eliminated from the National League playoff hunt earlier this week. Jake Lamb hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth inning to cap a four-run rally and send Arizona past the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Friday...

Cards fall short in 9th, NL Central lead cut, Dbacks win 9-7

Sep. 25, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lineup of almost all reserves wasn't enough for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pinch-hitter Paul Goldschmidt grounded into a game-ending double play with two runners on base and the NL Central-leading Cardinals fell short during a ninth-inning rally, losing to...

Vargas hits game-winner in 19th, D-backs top Cards 3-2

Sep. 25, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona had ample reasons to be a beaten-down ballclub one day after being officially eliminated from the National League playoff race. Instead, the Diamondbacks powered through 19 innings of baseball, used 13 pitchers and earned an unlikely 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in a game...

Goldschmidt hits HR in Arizona return, Cards top D-backs 9-7

Sep. 24, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks made it obvious they appreciated Paul Goldschmidt in his return to the desert, honoring him with a tribute video before the game and multiple ovations throughout the evening. Clearly, everyone thought this night was a pretty big deal. Except for the man being...

Rookie Mejias-Brean's 2-run homer gives Barajas 1st win

Sep. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Seth Mejias-Brean got a sports drink shower at home plate after hitting his first career walkoff home run, leading to a beer shower in the clubhouse for Rod Barajas after his first victory as interim manager of the San Diego Padres. Mejias-Brean, 28, who made his big league debut on...

Kelly throws 7 strong innings, Arizona routs Padres 9-0

Sep. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Merrill Kelly is putting a strong finish on his rookie season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Josh Rojas hit a three-run double in the seven-run eighth for the Diamondbacks, who beat the lackluster San Diego Padres 9-0 Friday...

D-backs' All-Star Marte out for season with back injury

Sep. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star hitter Ketel Marte has a stress reaction in his back and won't play for the Arizona Diamondbacks again this season. The team announced the injury Friday night. The 25-year-old Marte was leading the NL with 187 hits when he was shut down, batting .329 with 32 homers and 92 RBIs....