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Padres' Machado denies bumping umpire, to appeal 1-game ban

Jun. 17, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine. "I've just never seen anyone get suspended for arguing balls and strikes, so...

Marte homers again as Diamondbacks rout Giants 10-4

May. 25, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ildemaro Vargas was adamant that he scored before the Giants completed an inning-ending double play in the first, quickly calling for Arizona manager Tory Lovullo to ask for a replay. Vargas' headfirst dive into home plate in the third wasn't nearly as close and highlighted another big...

Hosmer's 2-run homer lifts Padres over Diamondbacks, 3-2

May. 22, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer didn't wait to jump on Zack Greinke when he got a pitch to hit. Hosmer's two-run, opposite-field home run off Greinke highlighted the three-run sixth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Greinke (6-2), who...

Flores' 13th-inning single lifts Diamondbacks over Rays, 3-2

May. 8, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Running out of options in an expended bullpen, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo turned to Archie Bradley and Zack Godley. One was coming off a late-inning meltdown that triggered a three-game losing streak. The other was dropped from the starting rotation less than a week ago....

Blake Snell sparkles, Rays rout Diamondbacks 12-1

May. 6, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell's bid for a perfect game was over even before the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner allowed a two-out single in the sixth inning of Tampa Bay's 12-1 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Losing the no-hitter merely made it easier for Rays manager Kevin...

Diamondbacks beat Yankees 3-1 as Sabathia hits 3K strikeouts

May. 1, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — CC Sabathia struck out a former teammate for No. 3,000 of his career, celebrated with the rest of the New York Yankees on the field and tipped his cap to the appreciative Arizona crowd. As the big left-hander he walked toward the batter's box, he looked up to see Carter Sabathia waiting in...

Yankees' Sabathia becomes 17th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts

Apr. 30, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia reached 3,000 career strikeouts Tuesday night, becoming the 17th major leaguer and third left-hander to achieve the milestone. Sabathia entered the game against Arizona with 2,997 strikeouts and hit the mark by fanning three batters in the second inning....

Pirates reliever Burdi injured; Arizona rallies for 12-4 win

Apr. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Burdi's combination of grit and resilience — oh and a fastball that can touch triple digits — helped the Pittsburgh Pirates reliever carve out a spot in the big leagues less than two years removed from Tommy John surgery on his right arm. One innocent-looking pitch to...

Judge hurts oblique as Yankees beat Royals 9-2

Apr. 20, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star slugger Aaron Judge hurt his left oblique while taking a swing and was expected to head to the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Saturday. Judge homered early, but hurt himself in the sixth inning while hitting a single. He was...

Greinke dominates, Diamondbacks hit 3 HRs, beat Cubs 6-0

Apr. 20, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke made it look easy in his first victory at Wrigley Field. Then, he got upstaged by a teammate making a memorable major league debut. Greinke pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Taylor Clarke got a save and a hit after being called up from the minors, and the Arizona...