azcentral sports’ Greg Moore and Mark Faller discuss the Diamondbacks’ upcoming three-game series against the Rockies and Diana Taurasi becoming the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about the home run Rey Fuentes hit to help beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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Rey Fuentes’ first career home run was a big one, helping the Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray talks about why he wasn’t at his best on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday evening. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb drove in a run on Saturday to help the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 5-1. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his late father’s support and guidance and how that relates to the Diamondbacks’ success this season. David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his unusual upbringing, given his father’s job in television with the TV show “Hee Haw.” David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s comeback over the Phillies, including Gregor Blanco’s key two-run home run.
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Diamondbacks outfielder Gregor Blanco cracked a game-tying home run in the seventh inning on Friday night.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin beat the Phillies on Friday night, his first road win since June 21, 2016.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Taijuan Walker’s return from the DL and Randall Delgado’s relief performance in a win over the Tigers.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker gave up just one run in five innings in his first start back from the disabled list after missing nearly a month with a blister.
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Outfielder David Peralta discusses his go-ahead home run in the Diamondbacks’ wild 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Torey Lovullo talks about the Diamondbacks’ back-and-forth game against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray speaks with the media following his team’s 11-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Richard Morin/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt speaks with reporters after a 11-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley discusses his performance in Arizona’s 3-2 win on Saturday at Chase Field. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s win over the Brewers on Saturday at home. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks starter Randall Delgado reacts to Friday’s loss to the Brewers.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses Friday’s 8-6 loss to the Brewers
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta, batting in the No. 2 hole for the first time this season, homered and doubled twice, driving in seven runs in a win over the Padres, June 8, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Shot Clock: D-Backs, Rockies set for showdown
Torey Lovullo on Rey Fuentes’ go-ahead homer
Rey Fuentes on hitting his first career home run
Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Phillies
Manager Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ sixth consecutive win
Jake Lamb on D-Backs’ latest win over Phillies
Torey Lovullo talks about his late father’s support, guidance
Torey Lovullo on his father’s job in television
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ come-from-behind win over Phillies
Gregor Blanco discusses his game-tying homer vs. Phillies
Patrick Corbin on his performance vs. Phillies
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ latest one-run win
Taijuan Walker on his first outing back from the disabled list
David Peralta on his go-ahead homer in win over Tigers
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Tigers
Robbie Ray on D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Paul Goldschmidt on grand slam, offensive outburst
Godley on taking advantage of opportunity after D-Backs win
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers
Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Brewers
Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres
Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock left his rehab game with Triple-A Reno with right quad tightness on Monday and is considered day-to-day.
Pollock, who strained his right groin last month, was playing in just the second game of his rehab assignment and was on track to return soon, perhaps as early as this weekend when the Diamondbacks return home from Denver.
It’s unclear how severe this injury is and how far it might push back his return.
Pollock went 1 for 2 with a double and a walk in his first rehab game for Reno on Saturday.
On the bright side, the Diamondbacks have not missed a beat since Pollock hurt his groin running to first base on a routine single against the Pirates on May 14. From May 15 through Sunday, the Diamondbacks are 23-8, the best record in the majors.
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Diamondbacks at Rockies
When: 5:40 p.m.
Where: Coors Field, Denver.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.00) vs. Rockies RHP German Marquez (5-3, 4.19).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Greinke gave up five runs – all of them unearned – in 5 2/3 innings against the Tigers on June 13 in the first game of the Diamondbacks’ current road trip. Greinke was hurt by an error by SS Chris Owings and a misplayed fly ball by RF David Peralta. … Greinke has been equally effective against lefties (.224 average, .646 OPS) as righties (.220, .648) this season. … He has faced the Rockies twice this season, giving up five earned runs in 13 innings. … Marquez has been a fairly reliable arm for the Rockies this season, though he has not pitched deep into games consistently. He has worked six innings in only four of his six starts. … He faced the Diamondbacks in consecutive starts on April 30 and May 5, throwing well the first time (six scoreless innings) but was hit hard (five runs in six innings) the next time.
Wednesday: At Colorado, 5:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (5-3, 3.32) vs. Rockies RHP Jeff Hoffman (4-0, 2.25).
Thursday: At Colorado, 12:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (2-1, 2.34) vs. Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (9-2, 4.10).
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (2-1, 2.34) vs. Phillies RHP Jerad Eickhoff (0-7, 4.81).
Rockies update: The Rockies are enjoying the same sort of surprising dominance as the Diamondbacks, but despite the narrative of them being a monster offensive team, it’s actually their pitching that’s been the most impressive. They do lead the league in runs scored, but much of that can likely be attributed to playing at Coors Field. Their pitching, meanwhile, ranks third in ERA, which is highly impressive given their run-scoring atmosphere at home. Rookie LHP Kyle Freeland has been their best starter; he has a 3.42 ERA in 81 2/3 innings. Six of the seven pitchers to have started games for the Rockies have ERAs at or below 4.38. The Rockies bullpen has also been very good, with closer RHP Greg Holland converting 24 of 25 save chances and LHP Jake McGee (2.15 ERA) and RHP Adam Ottavino (2.84 ERA) also posting good results. Only a few Rockies hitters are having particularly notable years offensively. CF Charlie Blackmon is hitting .328 with 15 home runs and an impressive 54 RBIs out of the leadoff spot; 3B Nolan Arenado is hitting .299 with 15 homers; and 1B Mark Reynolds is hitting .302/.384/.550 with a team-leading 17 homers.