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  • Arenado powers Rockies to sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis searched for one of an endless supply of superlatives to describe teammate Nolan Arenado. "Incredible. I don't know how many words there are to describe him but that's one," said Bettis, who provided a solid start in the Rockies' 6-3 win..." May 01

  • Story adds chapter to highlights as Rockies down Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Whether facing a Cy Young runner-up or a closer with one of the tougher sinkers in the game, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story keeps on hitting. Story hit a two-run triple with one out in the top of the ninth to lift the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on..." May 01

  • D-Backs GM: Miller feeling 'pressure' of blockbuster trade

    The Score "When you get traded for the kid taken first overall in the MLB draft less than seven months earlier, you're bound to feel a bit of pressure to perform for your new club. According to Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart, such is the case for Shelby Miller, who owns an 8.69 ERA in five..." May 01

  • Story powers Rockies over D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado rookie Trevor Story broke two major league records the last time he visited Chase Field. On his second visit, he tied two more. Story hit his 10th homer of the season in the Rockies' 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday at Chase Field, tying Chicago White..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • D-backs' De La Rosa dominates Cards

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Rubby De La Rosa has never been more dominant, and both sides could see Thursday. De La Rosa struck out a career-high 10 and gave up only two singles and two walks in seven innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Wainwright's triple helps lift Cardinals past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- As Adam Wainwright walked to the plate with the bases loaded in a one-run game Wednesday, he told himself he was in a game-changing situation. Then he proved it. Right-hander Wainwright's three-run triple keyed a five-run sixth inning and gave St. Louis a 7-3 lead in an 11-4..." April 28

  • Curt Schilling Claims ESPN Employs ‘Some Of The Biggest Racists In Sports Commentary’

    Uproxx "After trying repeated slaps on the wrist for previous wrongdoings, ESPN finally fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling last week for yet another offensive post on social media, this time targeting transgender people. Schilling spoke out a few days after his termination, but the commentary was..." April 28

  • Moss, Cardinals dump Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brandon Moss made it difficult on himself in two-out situations last season. This time around, he is transferring that trouble to opposing pitchers. Moss' two-out, three-run home run capped a five-run fifth inning in the Cardinals' 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at..." April 27

  • Segura collects four hits as D-backs dump Cards

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Even before he came to Arizona, Jean Segura liked hitting in Chase Field. Imagine how he feels now. Segura had four hits Monday, including a three-run homer that keyed a nine-run sixth inning in the Diamondbacks' 12-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, improving his batting..." April 26

  • Shelby Miller forced to play left field after D-Backs run out of players

    CBS Sports "Thanks to an ejection and the general wackiness of extra innings, the Diamondbacks ran out of players in the 13th inning of Sunday night's loss to the Pirates (PIT 12, ARI 10). Zack Greinke came up with a pinch-hit infield single in the 12th, then was replaced by pinch-runner Shelby..." April 25

  • Pirates pull out 13-inning victory over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Forty-three players entered, including every position player on both teams. Three pitchers pinch-hit, and two got rally-feeding singles. One starting pitcher pinch-ran and then played left field. In the five hours and 25 minutes it took Pittsburgh to secure a 12-10, 13-inning..." April 24

  • Little-used Herrmann helps Diamondbacks dispatch Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona catcher Chris Herrmann fouled off the first three changeups he saw in the eighth inning Saturday. On the fourth, he changed the game. Herrmann's three-run home run on a 1-2 changeup capped a five-run seventh inning and gave the Diamondbacks' plenty of breathing room in a..." April 24

  • Curt Schilling Criticizes ESPN, Says He's Not Transphobic and Calls Springsteen a Hypocrite

    The Hollywood Reporter "The former MLB pro called the network a "company where the rules are different based completely and solely on your perspective and your beliefs." Days after being fired by ESPN for posting an anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page, Curt Schilling is speaking out in his defense. During an..." April 23

  • Newly fired Schilling feuds with McCarthy on Twitter

    The Score "Curt Schilling has received plenty of scorn for the anti-trans meme he shared on Facebook earlier this week - the post that got him fired from ESPN - but Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy is one of few detractors to engage thoughtfully with the former All-Star. In response to..." April 22

  • D-backs complete 4-game sweep in San Francisco

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The Arizona Diamondbacks lost seven of their first 10 games this season, leading to grumbling about the high-priced signing of free agent pitcher Zack Greinke. A week later, the Diamondbacks are winners of five straight and seven of eight after completing a four-game sweep..." April 21

  • Greinke leads D-backs over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Zack Greinke admitted Wednesday night he hadn't been at his best in his first three starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks. It's no surprise that seeing the San Francisco Giants would change all that. Catcher Welington Castillo broke a scoreless tie with a two-run,..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • ESPN Fires Schilling After Controversial Post

    The Hollywood Reporter "The retired MLB pitcher was suspended by the network last year for another controversial social media post. Former MLB pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling has been fired by ESPN. "ESPN is an inclusive company," said the network in a statement on Wednesday. "Curt Schilling has been advised..." April 21

  • D-backs ride one big inning to win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than four innings into San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain's start Tuesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks were on no-hit alert. As soon as they put that behind them, the Diamondbacks did what they do best -- win in San Francisco. Chris Owings' first-pitch..." April 20

  • Schilling isn't apologizing for anti-transgender post

    Hardball Talk "On Tuesday afternoon, Craig wrote about a disgusting anti-transgender post former major leaguer Curt Schilling made on Facebook. Craig, as usual, correctly pointed out the many ways in which Schilling’s comment was wrong. Schilling then wrote a blog post in which he doubled down on his Facebook..." April 20

  • Zack Greinke's big contract could cost him the Hall of Fame

    Sporting News "Who he is: For anyone who studies ballpark factors, it might have been apparent that Zack Greinke made a mistake when he signed a $206.5 million free agent deal with the Diamondbacks. From 2013 to 2015, Greinke enjoyed the greatest stretch of his career, going 51-15 with a 2.30 ERA for the..." April 20

  • Lamb, Diamondbacks rally past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- A pregame decision by manager Chip Hale paid big dividends late Monday night. Jake Lamb tied the game in the ninth inning with a two-out, two-strike home run that just cleared the right field barrier, and he added an RBI double in the 11th as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat..." April 19

  • ESPN's Curt Schilling shares anti-transgender meme on Facebook

    Sporting News "ESPN’s outspoken baseball analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling is at it again, ripping anything that doesn't align with his conservative political views. On Monday, Schilling reposted (then deleted) a meme on his Facebook page depicting, apparently, what Schilling believes to be a..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • The D-Backs called up Archie Bradley

    Hardball Talk "Per Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, the Diamondbacks recalled Archie Bradley and Evan Marshall from Triple-A Reno on Sunday, and sent down Jake Barrett and Matt Buschmann. The D-Backs’ bullpen has been taxed as of late, so a pair of fresh arms could go a long way. Bradley, 23, was rated the club’s..." April 18

  • D-backs' 'B-squad' handles Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Coming off 14-inning, 5 1/2-hour loss Saturday night, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale decided to give five of his regulars Sunday afternoon off for the rubber-match of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hale's gamble paid dividends as the..." April 17

  • Padres prevail in 14 on Upton's homer

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- After the San Diego Padres lost four straight games overall as well as their first four home games at Petco Park, rookie manager Andy Green was looking for anything to give his struggling club a boost. Left fielder Melvin Upton Jr. provided that boost Saturday night. Upton..." April 17

  • Diamondbacks come through in ninth inning to defeat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Arizona broke a 2-2 tie with an unearned run in the top of the ninth then saw closer Brad Ziegler get a game-ending double play to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to defeat the Padres 3-2 Friday night at Petco Park. The loss was the Padres' fourth..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Dodgers pick on D-backs bullpen, rally for win

    The Sports Xchange "The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got to Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray, but only after he left the field. Justin Turner's RBI pinch single off reliever Randall Delgado drove in an inherited runner to break Ray's 20-inning scoreless streak against the Dodgers, and Enrique Hernandez followed..." April 15

  • Wood's dominant outing carries Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Within six days, left-hander Alex Wood of the Los Angeles Dodgers shifted from exasperating to dominant. Wood retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced as the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night in front of 44,244 at Dodger Stadium. "That's..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Chip Hale doesn’t like that Rick Honeycutt was yelling at the Diamondbacks’ dugout

    MLB.com "D-backs manager Chip Hale wasn't sure what Rick Honeycutt was yelling towards the Arizona dugout after Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning, but the very fact that the Dodgers' pitching coach was doing so angered Hale. In Tuesday's series opener,..." April 14

  • Brad Ziegler set the Diamondbacks’ record for consecutive saves

    Today's Knuckleball "According to the club’s broadcast of Tuesday’s game, Arizona Diamondbacks’ closer Brad Ziegler has set a new franchise record with his 29th consecutive save. As the Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Tuesday, Ziegler took his usual spot on the mound in the ninth inning to register..." April 14

  • Zack Greinke's L.A. Return Stirs Up Good Memories, Weird Feelings for Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "Zack Greinke is renewing acquaintances during his highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this week. But, alas, he is not starting in L.A. This is purely a social visit for the man who opted out of his Dodgers deal and signed a whopping, six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Diamondbacks rally past Dodgers' bullpen

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- While Vin Scully owned the day, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen spoiled they party, giving up four runs to allow the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for a 4-2 win Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Nick Ahmed hit a solo home run off Pedro Baez to tie the score at 1 in the seventh..." April 12

  • Greinke: Signing with D-Backs had 'zero to do' with Puig

    The Score "When Zack Greinke returned to Chavez Ravine on Tuesday for the first time since signing a six-year, $206.5-million deal with the Diamondbacks, the 32-year-old right-hander made it clear he didn't leave Los Angeles for Arizona because of a reported beef with former Dodgers teammate Yasiel..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Role reversal: Have the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers swapped identities?

    Arizona Republic "The pair of blockbuster deals pulled off by the Diamondbacks in a span of just 24 hours in December caught every corner of Major League Baseball by surprise, especially in Los Angeles, where the Diamondbacks open a three-game series on Tuesday against the Dodgers. “They’re doing everything they..." April 11

  • Arrieta homers, pitches Cubs to win over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Dominant pitching almost seems a given these days for reigning NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta, who made his 22nd consecutive regular-season quality start Sunday. Let's talk hitting. Arrieta drilled a two-run home run in the second inning and won his 13th straight decision over..." April 10

  • Cubs use early runs to defeat Greinke

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Chicago Cubs ganged up on Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke in the first inning, and it was just enough to get them through. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero had one RBI apiece and four of the first five Cubs reached base in their 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks..." April 10

  • Greinke: 'I've got to start pitching better'

    MLB.com "Yes, D-backs right-hander Zack Greinke did settle in after a three-run first inning Saturday night to keep his team in the game, which the Cubs ended up winning, 4-2. And it's true that the outing was an improvement over his Opening Day start. But Greinke, who signed a six-year, $206.5..." April 10

  • A.J. Pollock out at least 3 months with broken elbow, surgeon says

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock won’t begin baseball activities for at least three months and could miss the entire season after a three-hour surgery on his fractured right elbow Tuesday. Dr. Don Sheridan, the team’s hand specialist who performed the surgery along with Dr. Gary..." April 10

  • Tomas' clutch hit pushes Diamondbacks past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Yasmany Tomas ended the evening on a pitch that was seemingly out of reach. Tomas guided a pitch above the letters into left field for a two-out, walk-off single in the ninth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks handed the Chicago Cubs their first defeat of the season, 3-2, at Chase..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

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