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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A balk and walk, both with the bases loaded, were just the catalysts the Diamondbacks needed to rally past the Dodgers on Friday at Chase Field for a 13-5 win that was fueled by a nine-run eighth.
“Quite a day, highlighted by a very impressive eighth inning against some quality pitchers,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “… It was much needed after a couple of lean games, offensively. Exactly what we needed.”
- A 7-1 start at home also tied the club record set in 2008.
- “Just an awesome game to come out on top of,” shortstop Chris Owings said. “Just credit to every single guy in the lineup not giving up and just going out there and competing. Hats off to everybody. It was just a team effort. Just one you can look back on and just smile.”
- After Brandon Drury led off the inning with a double and David Peralta followed that up with a single, Chris Iannetta walked and so did pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso to tie it at 5. Right-hander Sergio Romo replaced lefty Luis Avilan and was charged with a balk to bring in another run. Romo got A.J. Pollock to strike out but walked Owings before Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run single.
Later in the inning, Yasmany Tomas connected for a two-run double, Iannetta singled in two more and Descalso singled in another.
“It really was just a great team inning there,” Goldschmidt said. “Guys not trying to do too much knowing we had a close game and then once we had the lead just hanging on.”
It was the sixth time in team history the Diamondbacks scored nine or more runs in an inning, and their nine runs scored were the most in a single inning against the Dodgers. Arizona also tied a club record with five walks in the inning.
“It’s just a lot of fun,” Owings said. “You just feel like nobody’s going to get out. It’s just contagious. You go up to bat with a lot of confidence, and you expect something good to happen.”
The outburst capped off a comeback that started when right-hander Archie Bradley’s scoreless streak to start the season was snapped at 9 1/3 innings by pinch-hitter Chris Taylor’s home run in the seventh to put the Dodgers up 5-4. But after pitching a one-two-three eighth, Bradley ended up earning his first win of the season after the Arizona’s offense finally persevered.
In the sixth and seventh innings, the Diamondbacks had runners in scoring position with less than two outs but couldn’t bring any men home.
“I know as a group they were very positive and talking about ‘Keep grinding, keep making it happen and keep creating those opportunities and something is going to give,'” Lovullo said. “Obviously, you don’t think it’s going to give the way it did for nine runs, but we were very satisfied with how the guys were creating opportunities and felt like it was a matter of time before we were able to take advantage of it and finally score some runs.”
All of the Dodgers’ other runs were charged to starter Taijuan Walker, who gave up a two-run homer and RBI single to Corey Seager. Pollock, who finished 3-for-5 and just a triple shy of the cycle, launched his first career leadoff home run in the first.
“I feel like I made some good pitches, and they hit some really good pitches, too,” Walker said. “They just found holes. Our offense gave me the lead, and I didn’t hold the lead and I need to do a better job of that. But we scored nine runs in the eighth, so it’s a good game. It was huge. Everyone was taking really good at-bats. There were some tough pitchers out there, and everyone had really good at-bats and battled.
“Walks and balks and doubles and everything. There was pretty much everything in that inning.”
Dodgers at Diamondbacks
When: 5:10 p.m.
Where: Chase Field.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (1-0, 1.96) vs. Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda (1-1, 7.07).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
After a tough start during his last time out, Ray settled in to give up just one earned run to the Dodgers in six innings while striking out 10 and walking four; overall, he’s 3-3 with a 2.80 ERA in nine career starts against Los Angeles. … His .180 average-against is the second lowest all-time vs. the Dodgers (minimum of eight games started). … Ray’s steady start to the season has ranked him among NL leaders in opponent average (second at .161), strikeouts per nine innings (second at 11.78) and strikeouts (tied for sixth with 24). … Maeda has struggled to find an early rhythm; he’s given up four runs in each of his past two appearances – including his last start against the Diamondbacks. … Through three games, however, he’s walked only four batters. … Amid three career starts at Chase Field, Maeda is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA while striking out 17 and walking five.
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Shelby Miller (2-1, 3.50) vs. Dodgers RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 2.12).
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).