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Greinke, D-backs hope to hold NL WC lead Friday, 22 September 2017, 5:09 am

A battle between two of the National League Most Valuable Player Award frontrunners takes place in Arizona, as Giancarlo Stanton continues his chase for 60 home runs and Paul Goldschmidt hopes to keep the D-backs atop the Wild Card standings.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Patrick Pinak

Pollock locked in at perfect time for D-backs Thursday, 21 September 2017, 6:15 pm

By his own volition, it's been a frustrating couple of years for D-backs center fielder A.J. Pollock, coping with one injury after another. But right now, he's right where he wants to be.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Barry M. Bloom

Bradley joins in the D-backs' fun on offense Thursday, 21 September 2017, 6:37 am

D-backs reliever Archie Bradley laced a single to center field in the eighth inning Wednesday, driving in a run and allowing another to score when the ball skipped past Padres outfielder Manuel Margot, allowing Bradley to reach third.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

D-backs overcome HRs to trim magic number Thursday, 21 September 2017, 6:08 am

Home runs are up across the Majors this season. But even by the lofty standards set in 2017, Wednesday was a banner night for the long ball at Petco Park, as the D-backs inched closer to a postseason spot with a 13-7 victory over the Padres.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | AJ Cassavell and Steve Gilbert

D-backs set up to have Greinke start WC Game Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:16 am

The D-backs aren't saying who would start a winner-take-all Wild Card Game for them on Oct. 4. In fact, they aren't even going to take for granted that they will be in that game despite their commanding position. But if you plot out the next nine games, you can see that ace Zack Greinke would be lined up to start the Wild Card Game.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

Martinez proving invaluable to D-backs Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:00 pm

It's been a little more than two weeks since D-backs right fielder J.D. Martinez became only the 18th player in Major League history to hit four homers in a game. And since then, the homers and overall production has just kept coming.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Barry M. Bloom

D-backs fall to Padres, drop third straight Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 7:47 am

Travis Wood knocked in as many runs as he allowed on Tuesday night, sparking a 6-2 Padres win, their fourth in five games this month against the National League Wild Card-seeking D-backs.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | AJ Cassavell and Steve Gilbert

Pollock's 2 HRs can't end offensive struggles Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 6:36 am

The D-backs' bats -- aside from A.J. Pollock's two homers -- were quiet once again Tuesday night, as Arizona dropped its second straight game to the Padres, and third overall, 6-2, at Petco Park.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

Rodney closing in on 300th career save Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 1:56 am

With one more save, D-backs closer Fernando Rodney will become just the 28th player in Major League history to record 300 saves.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

Duplantier on list of prospects with soaring stock Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:54 pm

These 10 pitchers made the biggest leaps forward in 2017, with some not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

J.D.'s incredible season hidden in plain sight Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:13 pm

Maybe this statistic will blow you mind like it did mine: Giancarlo Stanton does not lead the Major Leagues in slugging percentage. Well, technically he does, because the two players ahead of him don't quite have the plate appearances to qualify.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Joe Posnanski

D-backs can't pick up Corbin, fall to Padres Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 7:14 am

The D-backs rolled through a stretch of games against the Dodgers and Rockies, but it's the pesky Padres that seem to give them the most problems these days.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert and Nathan Ruiz

Corbin stung by SD again during hot stretch Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 6:42 am

D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin has been downright dominant over his last eight starts, shutting down quality offensive teams like the Cubs, Astros and Rockies.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

J.D. first 4-time Player of Week in same season Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:16 am

D-backs outfielder J.D. Martinez on Monday was named National League Player of the Week, becoming the first player to win the honor four times in the same season since the award was started in 1974.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

Goldschmidt a beacon of endurance Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:06 pm

The pain in his right elbow persisted, but Paul Goldschmidt persevered. The postseason bound D-backs avoided a September scare two weeks ago when their All-Star first baseman and National League MVP candidate underwent an MRI that revealed inflammation in his left elbow but no structural damage, forcing him to miss five games.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Daniel Kramer

Walker up and down as D-backs drop finale Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:38 am

Continuing to prove himself as a serious candidate for a 2018 rotation spot, Giants right-hander Chris Stratton pieced together another strong outing Sunday against the surging D-backs. He spun six innings of two-run ball while teammate Pablo Sandoval backed him up with three RBIs to help the Giants break a four-game losing streak in a 7-2 win over Arizona.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Jonathan Hawthorne and Alex Simon

Martinez smashes 40th home run Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:35 am

By hitting a two-run homer to left-center field on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park, D-backs outfielder J.D. Martinez became the third player in 2017 to reach 40 homers.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Alex Simon

Leader Watch: Greinke bolsters Cy Young bid Sunday, 17 September 2017, 5:54 am

Zack Greinke continues to lead the D-backs' march to the postseason, and his return to steady dominance in 2017 might make him a National League Cy Young Award favorite by the time all's said and done.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | David Adler

Greinke brilliant, Goldy homers to beat Giants Sunday, 17 September 2017, 4:59 am

Whenever Zack Greinke takes the mound at AT&T Park, he defaults to his dominant form. That trend continued Saturday, when Greinke spun eight innings of two-hit ball to lower his career ERA in San Francisco to 1.37. Paul Goldschmidt delivered all the offense Greinke needed with a two-run homer in the first to power Arizona to a 2-0 triumph.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Jonathan Hawthorne and Alex Simon

D-backs pitchers producing at plate Sunday, 17 September 2017, 4:36 am

The starting pitchers have been a huge part of the success for the D-backs this season. But it's not just on the mound where they've been getting it done. Arizona's pitchers have provided a spark at the plate as well.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Alex Simon

Injury a 'blessing in disguise' for resurgent Ray Saturday, 16 September 2017, 6:54 am

D-backs starter Robbie Ray had one of the scariest moments in baseball this year when he was hit in the head by a 108 mph line drive July 28 in St. Louis. But after he picked up his fifth win in as many starts since returning from the disabled list with Friday night's 3-2 victory in San Francisco, Ray admitted the injury may be the key to how he's pitched.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Alex Simon

Pollock's key hit rewards Ray's stellar start Saturday, 16 September 2017, 5:59 am

A.J. Pollock delivered for the third straight game, this time knocking a two-run double in the seventh to give the D-backs a 3-2 win over the Giants on Friday night at AT&T Park.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Jonathan Hawthorne and Alex Simon

Owings, Mathis making progress in rehab Saturday, 16 September 2017, 1:49 am

Before Friday's game in San Francisco, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said the team had received "good news" recently on both shortstop Chris Owings and catcher Jeff Mathis as each work to return from hand injuries.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Alex Simon

#AwardWorthy: Vote J.D. for Best Performance Friday, 15 September 2017, 8:37 pm

Vote J.D. Martinez for Best Performance in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News |

Inbox: What would 'pen look like for WC Game? Friday, 15 September 2017, 5:54 pm

Would Arizona take on more relievers if it makes the National League Wild Card Game? Does Jimmie Sherfy qualify for the postseason? Beat reporter Steve Gilbert opens up the Inbox.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

D-backs, Rockies shaping up for Wild finale Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:49 am

No two Major Leagues teams are more familiar with each other than the D-backs and Rockies.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Barry M. Bloom

Resurgent Pollock lengthens dangerous lineup Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:13 am

The results weren't there for outfielder A.J. Pollock, but D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was convinced that a breakout was near.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

D-backs shut out Rockies behind Godley's gem Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:52 pm

Zack Godley delivered his longest outing of the year on Thursday, and was backed by a five-run Arizona first inning as the D-backs shut out the Rockies, 7-0, at Chase Field.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Jarrid Denney and Thomas Harding

Goldy joins D-backs lore with 1,000th hit Thursday, 14 September 2017, 6:22 am

With a double in the third inning off the Rockies' German Marquez in Wednesday night's 8-2 D-backs win, Paul Goldschmidt joined Luis Gonzalez as the only players to record 1,000 hits in an Arizona uniform.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Steve Gilbert

D-backs snap Rox's streak, pad WC lead Thursday, 14 September 2017, 6:22 am

Patrick Corbin turned in a stellar performance and A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs to lead a 16-hit attack as the D-backs snapped the Rockies' six-game winning streak and padded their National League Wild Card lead with an 8-2 victory on Wednesday night at Chase Field.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News | Jarrid Denney and Thomas Harding

D-backs' Top 30 prospects list Friday, 3 March 2017, 11:57 pm

Who do the D-backs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Arizona's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

Source: ARI Homepage News ARI Homepage News |

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