Manager Torey Lovullo, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left-hander Patrick Corbin react to Tuesday’s win. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Greinke and shortstop Chris Owings react to Monday’s home win over the Padres. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller did not provide many details on his elbow injury on Monday, but he is planning to receive a second opinion on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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D-Backs’ Shelby Miller talks about arm injury suffered during the 6-2 loss to the Dodgers, April 23, 2017. (Scott Bordow/azcentral sports)
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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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Diamondbacks pull away from Padres for 9-3 win
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So, about that humidor …
Maybe this isn’t the best time to install a climate-controlled baseball storage room that could diminish the offense at Chase Field. After all, why mess with a good thing?
The Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-3 Tuesday. They’re now 10-2 at home – tying the best 12-game start in franchise history – and in those 12 games, they’re averaging a major-league best 7.5 runs per game.
Heck, if only for entertainment value, isn’t all that offense a good thing?
“Who knows what kind of impact the humidor will have,” manager Torey Lovullo said with a smile on his face. “I know things have been going very well for us at home and we want to create a distinct home field advantage … We’re setting that tone. All good teams win at home and teams that walk in here knowing that is important to me.”
BOX SCORE: Diamondbacks 9, Padres 3
This home mash the Diamondbacks are brewing is amazing when you consider their system failure at Chase Field in 2016. Arizona didn’t win its 10th game at home last year until … wait for it … June 7.
That’s right. June 7.
But for every ugly number the Diamondbacks put up last year, there’s a corresponding stat this year. Like this one: Arizona has now scored in the first inning in five straight games.
“The idea is to jump out to a lead and keep it the rest of the game,” said center fielder A.J. Pollock, who went 2 for 4 with three runs scored.
That’s easy to do when the Diamondbacks are piling on. They scored one run in the first inning, three in the second, two in the fourth and so on. Their 16 hits made for an easy night for starter Patrick Corbin, who breezed through seven innings, allowing just two runs while striking out a season-high nine Padres.
Meanwhile, every position player except for catcher Chris Iannetta had at least one hit.
“Everyone is contributing up and down the lineup,” Pollock said. “I’m not a pitcher, but I imagine it’s very tough when you have a lot of good at-bats.”
No one had better at-bats Tuesday than first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who ended any talk of a slow start once and for all by going 4 for 4 with three RBIs, including a first-inning homer that reached the second deck in left field. The four hits raised Goldschmidt’s average 40 points, from .257 to .297. He’s also had four straight multiple-RBI games.
Naturally, the low-key Goldschmidt wasn’t putting a whole lot of stock in the Diamondbacks’ offensive output at home.
“We haven’t been here that much,” he said. “Let’s give it more than a home stand-and-a-half to really label it as something. We’ve been pretty good here but that can change.”
Diamondbacks 9, Padres 3
Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs to match a team record with his fourth straight multi-RBI game, Patrick Corbin struck out nine in seven innings and the Diamondbacks rolled over the San Diego Padres 9-3 Tuesday night.
Arizona eked out a one-run victory in the series opener Monday after nearly blowing a 7-1 lead. The Diamondbacks jumped on Clayton Richard (2-3) early in the second game and kept hitting to match the 2008 team for the franchise’s best home start at 10-2.
Arizona became the first team since the 2005 Chicago White Sox to homer in the first inning in five straight games on a solo shot by Goldschmidt.
Goldschmidt finished with four of the Diamondbacks’ 16 hits, Chris Owings had three RBIs and Daniel Descalso also hit a solo homer.
Corbin (2-3) allowed two runs and eight hits, including a solo homer by Jabari Blash in the seventh inning.
The Diamondbacks are the best in baseball at hitting with two outs — .283 entering Tuesday — and were at it again against Richard.
Goldschmidt got a rare day off Monday and returned with a bang, hitting the first pitch he saw over the left field foul pole into the second deck for a two-out, solo homer.
Arizona scored three more with two outs in the second, on Owings’ two-run triple and Goldschmidt’s run-scoring single. That gave Goldschmidt multiple RBIs in four straight games with a plate appearance, matching a team record set six times previously, last by Welington Castillo in 2016.
A.J. Pollock and Owings each had run-scoring hits off Richard in the fourth inning to push Arizona’s lead to 6-1.
Richard allowed six runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Corbin struck out the side in the first inning and gave up a run-scoring single to Yangervis Solarte in the third inning.
– Associated Press
Padres at Diamondbacks
When: 6:40 p.m.
Where: Chase Field.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (first start) vs. Padres RHP Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.44).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Godley has been inserted into the starting rotation in place of Shelby Miller. Godley was 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA for Triple-A Reno. In 17 2/3 innings he had struck out 15 batters and walked nine. Godley made 27 appearances for the Diamondbacks in 2016, going 5-4 with a 6.39 ERA. Cahill was brilliant his last time out, holding the Miami Marlins to three hits and one earned run in seven innings. He has a surprisingly high 21 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings.
Thursday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (2-1, 4.57) vs. Padres RHP Jered Weaver (0-1, 3.91).
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (2-0, 3.42) vs. Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (2-1, 3.32).
Saturday: At Chase Field, 5:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (2-2, 2.93) vs. Rockies LHP Tyler Anderson (1-3, 7.11).