David Peralta talks about the Diamondbacks’ offense and his record-setting four doubles Saturday.
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray talks after his team’s 11-5 victory over the Dodgers.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Taijuan Walker, shortstop Chris Owings and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt react to the 13-5 win.
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First baseman Paul Goldschmidt says the Diamondbacks couldn’t string together enough hits against the Padres on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 4-1 loss to the Padres and their 4-6 road trip through San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin gave up three runs in six innings, striking out eight, and took the loss vs. the Padres.
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Zack Greinke talks about the breaking ball the Padres’ Erick Aybar hit for a home run, his only blemish in a 1-0 loss in San Diego.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses the pitchers’ duel that ended in a 1-0 loss against the San Diego Padres.
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Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis talks about the pitch Erick Aybar hit for a homer off Zack Greinke, and about the effectiveness of Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin.
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Shelby Miller won for the second time this season, beating the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talked about Shelby Miller’s strong outing in an 11-2 win over the Padres.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo after his team rallied to beat the Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray walked four batters early but settled in and struck out 10 in six innings against the Dodgers on Monday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Zack Greinke’s slump and the Cardinals and Sun Devils continuing their preparations for the season.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Fernando Rodney’s save, Taijuan Walker’s performance and his team’s win against the Dodgers on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker gave up just one run in five innings against the Dodgers on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta talks about his home run against Dodgers lefty Rich Hill and the performance of teammate Taijuan Walker in Sunday’s win. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo explains why he used closer Fernando Rodney with his team trailing in the eighth inning on Saturday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin gave up five runs (three earned) in six innings vs. the Dodgers in Arizona’s 8-4 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday night. Nick PIecoro/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo talks about Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw’s dominance vs. the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke gave up five runs in five innings against the Dodgers on Friday night, coming up short in his matchup against Clayton Kershaw.
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Shot Clock: azcentral sports’ Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss the Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers series and the NBA playoffs.
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Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke and Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw will combine to make more than $69 million this season.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller took the blame for Wednesday night’s loss to the Giants.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talked about Shelby Miller’s outing and his hitters’ struggles with guys in scoring position.
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Now that the Cubs have their rings, a look back the Diamondbacks’ World Series ring from 2001.
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Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock talks about his play on Aaron Hill’s third-inning drive and Jake Lamb’s go-ahead, three-run triple.
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Lefty Robbie Ray worked around five walks and was helped by his defense in the Diamondbacks’ win over the Giants on Tuesday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker said he made a mistake by trying to throw home on a strange play against the Giants in Monday’s loss in San Francisco. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin talks about his personal performance so far this season after the team swept the series against the Indians, April 9, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley disagree on the NBA MVP and share their thoughts on the D-Backs’ hot start.
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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo discusses the team’s win against the Indians, sweeping the series, April 9, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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Breaking down the Diamondbacks’ fantastic start to the 2017 season.
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Right-hander Zack Greinke gave up just one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Indians as the Diamondbacks rolled to another victory.
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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo talks about the team’s ups and downs in a win against the Indians, April 7, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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D-Backs’ Shelby Miller talks about his 2017 season start in a win against the Cleveland Indians, April 7, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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azcentral sports’ Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss the D-Backs’ start to the season as well as the retirement of Shane Doan.
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Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta discusses Thursday’s win over the Giants.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s 3-1 start to the season.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo on using humidor for baseballs at Chase Field.
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Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker discusses his first start in a Diamondbacks uniform on Wednesday against the Giants. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his club’s 8-6 win over the Giants on Wednesday. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks need a shortstop. Scott Bordow and Jay Dieffenbach discuss that and the Hamilton hazing scandal in the Shot Clock.
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Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings talks about his error in the Giants’ five-run fifth inning.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin talks about his outing vs. the Giants and his struggles to retire Hunter Pence.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks dedicated Paul Goldschmidt Field in Goodyear on April 4, 2017. It’s the 39th “Diamonds Back” Field in Arizona. Video: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals slugger had an emergency brain procedure to address a brain hemorrhage.
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You can stream baseball online using MLB.TV, but the service does have restrictions.
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Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings delivered the game-winning hit on Sunday vs. the Giants.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about the hug he gave walk-off hero Chris Owings and about his first win in his new job.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke gave up two runs in five innings against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at Chase Field.
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Diamondbacks insider Nick Piecoro and Jay Dieffenbach talk about the upcoming baseball season. The lineup appears to be solid. What about the pitching staff? Video: Cheryl Evans/azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports released its annual list of players to watch for in the upcoming season.
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The Diamondbacks had their photos taken on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Salt River Fields.
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David Peralta on his record-setting night
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Another big inning propels Diamondbacks past Dodgers
Yasmany Tomas homered twice and David Peralta hit a team-record four doubles, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Chris Herrmann and Jake Lamb each hit a two-run homer for Arizona. Peralta scored three times and Tomas drove in his third run by drawing a bases-loaded walk as part of a three-run seventh inning.
Arizona improved to 8-1 at home and 12-7 overall, with wins in five of its last seven games. The Diamondbacks’ home record is the best after nine games in franchise history.
BOX SCORE: Diamondbacks 11, Dodgers 5
The Dodgers (8-10) have lost five of six.
Herrmann homered off starter Kenta Maeda (1-2) in the fourth, giving the Diamondbacks a 5-2 lead on the way to their fourth straight win over Los Angeles this month.
– Associated Press
POSTGAME READING: Finally: It’s home sweet home for D-Backs
Have to wonder about two decisions the Diamondbacks made in the top of the sixth inning. First, manager Torey Lovullo didn’t have a left-hander warming up in the bullpen when Dodgers manager Dave Roberts sent in Adrian Gonzalez to pinch-hit for lead-off hitter Enrique Hernandez with the bases loaded. Perhaps Lovullo didn’t think Roberts would lift Hernandez, who had homered to start the game. So, right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen was left in to face Gonzalez. Then, the second decision: Gonzalez hit a chopper to short that Chris Owings had to go into the hole to nab. Instead of immediately throwing to first to get the slow-running Gonzalez and end the inning, Owings looked to third and second before finally throwing over to first. Too late. Gonzalez was safe and a run scored.
Ultimately, the Diamondbacks got out of the inning with a 6-5 lead. Robbie Ray’s final line after all that: 5 1/3 innings, nine hits, five earned runs.
Tomas twice as nice
Yasmany Tomas hit his second homer of the game, another solo blast, to give the Diamondbacks a 6-2 lead after five innings. It was Arizona’s fourth home run of the game. Jake Lamb and Tomas had back-to-back shots in the first inning and Chris Herrmann belted a two-run homer in the fourth.
There’s still a long way to go but if the Diamondbacks go on to win this game they’ll look back on Yasiel Puig’s at-bat in the third inning as a critical game-changer.
The Dodgers already had cut Arizona’s lead to 3-2 and had two runners on with no outs when Puig stepped to the plate. But Robbie Ray got Puig to bounce into a 6-4-3 double play and ended the threat by retiring Scott Van Slyke on a fly ball to right.
The Diamondbacks loaded their lineup with four left-handed hitters to face Dodgers’ righty Kenta Maeda, and the strategy paid off immediately. David Peralta crushed a ball to dead center for a one-out double in the bottom of the first – a replay upheld the call – and two batters later Jake Lamb smoked a two-run homer to give Arizona a 2-1 lead.
Just to be be fair, Yasmany Tomas then went opposite field for a solo homer and a 3-1 lead. It was the second time this season Arizona has had back-to-back homers, the first being April 6 against the Giants when Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt turned the trick.
How the West is won
The Diamondbacks are in a stretch of 20 straight games against National League West opponents, an early scheduling challenge that has been welcomed by manager Torey Lovullo. So far, Arizona is 5-6 through the first 11 games.
“I’ve said it before: We were trying to earn things around here and to play in the division and get on that track as soon as possible was pretty exciting for me, and I think the players were also ready for that challenge,” Lovullo said. “It gave us a birds-eye view to see what’s inside of our division.”
Quick hits from Lovullo press conference
Three quick hits from Lovullo’s pre-game press conference Saturday:
1. Lovullo said third baseman Jake Lamb has earned the right to start against left-handers. Lamb is hitting just .217 against lefties but Lovullo has kept him in the lineup for every lefty the Diamondbacks have faced with the exception of Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw. Lamb leads Arizona in homers (3) and RBIs (16).
“He’s swung the bat very well against left-handed pitching,” Lovullo said. “… It’s not necessarily the results he’s getting. It’s the approach I’m watching, the balanced swing. It’s about him getting into counts and being very competitive. To me that translates into success. To me Jake Lamb is an every day third baseman and I want him to think that way.”
2. Lovullo said he’s thinking about when he’ll give Paul Goldschmidt his first day off this year.
“He’s an elite player and we want our best players to play as much as possible,” Lovullo said. “However, I’ve said this from the very beginning: No players are going to play every game … I want us to be at our maximum strength in August and September when these games are very meaningful.”
3. Injured relievers Jake Barrett, Rubby De La Rosa and Steve Hathaway will throw in an extended spring game early next week but there’s still no definitive date as to when they’ll start a rehabilitation assignment.
Note: Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (1-0, 1.96) vs. Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda (1-1, 7.07). Chris Herrmann is starting at catcher and Daniel Descalso will start at second to get more left handed bats against Maeda.
When: 1:10 p.m.
Where: Chase Field.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Shelby Miller (2-1, 3.50) vs. Dodgers RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 2.12).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1)
Miller allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings against the Padres in his last start and his fastball hit 99 mph. He was the first D-Backs pitcher to work into the eighth inning. Control has been a problem, however; Miller has walked seven batters in 18 innings. McCarthy, a former Diamondback, struck out eight Arizona hitters in five innings in his last start while giving up two runs. He’s the only Dodgers starter other than Clayton Kershaw to pitch into the sixth inning and he hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in his three starts.
Monday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (1-2, 3.28) vs. Padres RHP Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 4.70).
Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (1-3, 3.27) vs. Padres LHP Clayton Richard (2-2, 3.04).
Wednesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (2-1, 4.57) vs. Padres RHP Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.44).