Marte, Ahmed homer in Arizona's 2-0 win over St. Louis
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS — (AP) — Merrill Kelly threw seven shutout innings and Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed each homered in the eighth inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. “He did his job, I didn't do mine,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said of Mikolas. Harrison Bader swiped second in the second inning, giving him a National League-leading six; Bader had nine stolen bases in 2021. UP NEXTDiamondbacks: RHP Zach Davies (1-1) will make his 15th career start at St. Louis. He is 3-5 overall against St. Louis.wftv.com
Alcantara homers, D-Backs finally beat Mets in New York
Diamondbacks Mets Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcantara hits a two-run home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo (67) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo)NEW YORK — (AP) — Sergio Alcantara snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning, Ketel Marte added an RBI double and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 3-2 Saturday. New York won that series finale the next day and swept three-game sets in 2018, 2019 and 2021 before winning Friday’s opener. Seth Beer led off with an infield single against Rodriguez, and Lugo struck out Carson Kelly before Alcantara homered to right field. LONG ENOUGHOnly two other teams have endured longer road losing streaks against the Mets than the Diamondbacks.wftv.com
Marte, Diamondbacks finalize $76 million, five-year deal
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have decided to anchor their offensive future around Ketel Marte's ample talents. The club announced on Tuesday that it had finalized a $76 million, five-year contract with Marte that begins in the 2023 season and includes a team option for the 2028 that could be worth up to $13 million. Marte batted .318 with 29 doubles and 14 homers last season despite being limited to 90 games because of hamstring injuries. Marte is also a good defender at multiple positions though the D-backs hope to play him mostly at second base this season. D-backs GM Mike Hazen said securing Marte to a long-term deal is important as the team tries to build back toward playoff contention.wftv.com
Dodgers clinch postseason berth in 8-4 win over D-backs
Diamondbacks Dodgers Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy follows through on a double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a postseason berth, getting home runs by Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in a row. After Arizona closed to 6-4 in the seventh, the Dodgers answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Muncy and Trea Turner drew consecutive walks by Brett de Geus. Dodgers: Closer Kenley Jansen came off the paternity list after missing two games for the birth of a daughter.wftv.com
D-backs' Gilbert throws no-hitter in first career start
Tyler Gilbert became the first pitcher in 68 years to throw a no-hitter in his first big league start, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 7-0 Saturday night with the record-tying eighth no-hitter in the majors this season.
Dbacks rout Padres 10-1, end record 24-game road losing skid
Diamondbacks Padres Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta reacts after hitting a double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) (Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO — (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their record 24-game road losing streak by routing the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Saturday night, getting six scoreless innings from Merrill Kelly and four hits and five RBIs from Eduardo Escobar. They lost 11-5 in the series opener Friday night when Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. homered in his first three at-bats. San Diego had runners on first and third with one out in the second before Kelly got the final two outs. San Diego finally scored in the ninth, on Tommy Pham's single.wftv.com
Vogelbach somehow hobbles home, Brewers top Diamondbacks 5-0
Brewers Diamondbacks Baseball An injured Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach limps to home plate to score a run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — (AP) — Burly slugger Daniel Vogelbach hobbled home on one leg when Arizona's defense fell asleep, and the Diamondbacks dropped back into a rut Tuesday night with a 5-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Vogelbach was on second with two outs and the Brewers ahead 1-0 when Omar Narvaez singled to center field against reliever Stefan Crichton. The promotion of Sanchez and Weber brought the Brewers’ roster total this season to 50. NEXT UPThe series concludes Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix with Brewers RHP Brandon Woodruff (5-3, 1.94) opposing Diamondbacks lefty Caleb Smith (2-2, 3.21).wftv.com
DeGrom to get MRI for side issue after Mets win 5th straight
Mets ace Jacob deGrom was pulled after five innings with right side tightness in his return from an injury to a similar area, but the bullpen closed out a four-hitter as New York beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 for its fifth straight win.
LeMahieu HR ends inning, no more early exits for pitchers
Starter Zach Eflin pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four without a walk. ROCKIES 2, MARINERS 1Kyle Freeland allowed three hits in four shutout innings in his second start for Colorado, striking out four. Seattle's Marco Gonzales threw four shutout innings in his second start, allowing two hits while striking out four. Martín Pérez made his second start, allowing two hits and a walk in four scoreless innings. ATHLETICS 5, REDS 2 (7)Oakland lefty Sean Manaea struck out four in three innings, allowing one run and three hits.
Seeing is believing: Bauer shuts eye, pitches shutout ball
Bauer wound up pitching three scoreless innings with the creative approach, striking out three while allowing two hits and a walk. Known for speaking his mind and going his own way, Bauer said he regularly shuts one eye during bullpen sessions and other workouts. METS 6, ASTROS 1 (6)Jacob deGrom pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut, striking out three and allowing one hit. AdBLUE JAYS 7, PHILLIES 1 (7)Newcomer Tanner Roark made his first start for Toronto, allowing one hit in two scoreless innings. Jorge López threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
Giants spoil Bumgarner's return to SF, beat Diamondbacks 4-3
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO Evan Longoria and Darin Ruf launched back-to-back home runs in the second inning and the Giants spoiled Madison Bumgarners return to San Francisco with a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. His 119 wins are third-most in San Francisco history and his 1,794 strikeouts rank second. Joey Bart and Mauricio Dubn added consecutive RBI triples in the sixth to give San Francisco a 4-1 lead. San Francisco improved to 6-2 against the Diamondbacks this season, outscoring them 39-23. He went 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA in three starts against San Francisco last season.
Peralta's 9th-inning single lifts D-backs past Athletics 4-3
(AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX David Peralta slapped a bases-loaded single through the right side of the infield with one out in the ninth inning to push the Arizona Diamondbacks past the streaking Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday night. The As trailed 3-1 going into the eighth but came back to tie it after loading the bases with one out. Ahmed quickly made up for his mistake, smacking a leadoff double to left field to start the decisive ninth-inning rally. UP NEXTAthletics: Oakland wraps up the quick two-game series by sending RHP Frankie Montas (2-1, 1.57 ERA) to the mound. Diamondbacks: Arizona goes with RHP Luke Weaver (0-3, 11.85), who has pitched just 13 2/3 innings this season in four starts.