Pollock plays hero for D-backs with 9th-inning HR

A.J. Pollock was the hero for the D-backs as his ninth-inning homer off Kirby Yates proved to be the difference. The D-backs trailed 3-2 before Daniel Descalso tied the game with a homer to right in the eighth inning. Renfroe got the Padres on the board in the first with a two-run homer and gave San Diego a 3-2 advantage with a two-out, RBI-single in the sixth.… Read More
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Ray frustrated despite D-backs’ big win

Robbie Ray didn't come away with a win Friday night even though the D-backs beat the Padres, 9-4, at Petco Park. He allowed just two hits over 4 1/3 innings, but he walked five and the Padres worked deep counts against him, pushing his pitch count to 107. Fortunately for Ray, his teammates came out swinging, with homers by Paul Goldschmidt and Eduardo Escobar pacing the torrid offense.… Read More
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Buchholz goes distance, backed by 5-run 1st

The D-backs used a big first inning from their offense and another outstanding performance by Clay Buchholz to beat the Padres, 5-1, on Thursday night at Petco Park. Jon Jay doubled to open the game, A.J. Pollock walked and David Peralta followed with a three-run homer to center, while Alex Avila added a two-run single later in the frame. Starter Clay Buchholz continued his impressive season by delivering a complete game with just one run allowed.… Read More
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Corbin stingy, D-backs maintain NL West lead

Patrick Corbin pitched seven innings of three-run ball and struck out seven, and Paul Goldschmidt and Alex Avila homered to help the D-backs split the series against the Rangers with a win on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. Corbin did not issue a walk in the outing for his third consecutive start. Jurickson Profar had a double, a triple and a pair of RBIs to lead Texas.… Read More
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Goldy proving too valuable a workhorse to rest

Like Kirk Gibson and Chip Hale, the men who sat in his chair before him, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo meant well when he said in Spring Training that he planned on getting first baseman Paul Goldschmidt more days off in 2018. But, like Gibson and Hale, Lovullo has found that putting those words into practice is extremely difficult.… Read More
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D-backs’ bats light up to back lights-out Corbin

Patrick Corbin tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out nine, en route to the D-backs' series win over the Phillies. The offense broke out for 13 hits, including four from left fielder David Peralta, who also drove in two. Third baseman Eduardo Escobar added three RBIs, including a two-run double. Phils right fielder Nick Williams made a leaping catch to rob A.J. Pollock of a big fly and prevent Arizona from scoring more. Philly starter Vince Velasquez struggled over four innings, yielding four runs.… Read More
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