Manager Torey Lovullo, who was ejected in the third inning, and starting pitcher Zack Godley discuss the Diamondbacks’ 4-3 loss to the Cardinals at Chase Field on Wednesday. Richard Morin/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Analyst Tony La Russa reflects on his life in baseball during an interview at Chase Field in Phoenix on Wednesday. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo updates Yasmany Tomas and A.J. Pollock injuries before Wednesday’s game. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Chris Herrmann hit a walkoff single to lead the Diamondbacks past the Cardinals at Chase Field on Tuesday. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s latest comeback, walkoff win in the 10th inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks’ Chris Herrmann batted leadoff for the first time in his career, and he connected for a home run in the first inning in Monday’s 6-1 win.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke needed 102 pitches to get through five innings of a 6-1 win over the Phillies on Monday.
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Manager Torey Lovullo talks about the Diamondbacks’ latest win over the Phillies on Monday at Chase Field. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks only got five innings out of starter Zack Greinke, but went on to a 6-1 win over the Phillies to close out a four-game home series on Monday.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right fielder Chris Owings and infielder Daniel Descalso react to the 2-1 win.
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A video recap of the Diamondbacks’ 2-1 win in extra innings over the Phillies on Sunday at Chase Field.
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray on his start against the Phillies on Saturday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo speaks with the media following Arizona’s 6-1 loss to the Phillies on Friday at Chase Field.
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Manager Torey Lovullo on the Diamondbacks’ win over the Phillies on Saturday.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo thought his team made a statement with its series victory over the Rockies this week.
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Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt talks about his team’s ability to bounce back from a tough loss on Friday.
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Zack Godley talks about the importance of shutdown innings after going seven innings to beat the Rockies on Thursday.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker threw six innings and his offense did the rest in a 16-4 win at Coors Field on Wednesday.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 10-run fourth inning against the Rockies on Wednesday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo explains why he stuck with Zack Grienke in the eighth inning on Tuesday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about how his outing against the Rockies got away from him on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
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Both the Diamondbacks and Rockies overcame deficits in the eighth inning, with Colorado pulling out a 4-3 win on Tuesday.
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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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Tony La Russa reflects on his baseball life
Torey Lovullo shares Tomas, Pollock, Ahmed injury updates
Chris Herrmann walks it off for D-Backs
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Chris Herrmann on first career leadoff home run
Zack Greinke on outing vs. Phillies
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ offensive execution in win
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Paul Goldschmidt on D-Backs’ offensive outburst
Zack Godley on strong outing at Coors Field
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Torey Lovullo after blowout win vs. Rockies
Torey Lovullo on decision to stick with Zack Greinke
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Rey Fuentes on hitting his first career home run
Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Phillies
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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
Perhaps no team in baseball plays with as much late-inning drama as the 2017 Diamondbacks. But from where did the flare for the dramatic arise? Manager Torey Lovullo thinks it could go back to Opening Day.
With Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner working on a perfect game in the sixth inning at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks’ bats suddenly went to work and wound up with a 6-5 walk-off win courtesy of Chris Owings.
Sure, it was only one game — the first game, actually — but it served as an ominous harbinger.
The Diamondbacks (50-28) have as many comeback wins as they do losses. That means in more than half of their victories this season, Arizona has trailed at some point.
“I think every team wants to be able to say they can fight through adversity and come from behind,” Daniel Descalso said. “Once you’ve done it a few times, you know you’re capable of doing that. If you have a hard time coming from behind, not like you’re not trying as hard but you don’t have that experience to draw on. Since we’ve had quite a few come-from-behind victories, I think when we do get down it’s not a panic.
“We know we have a good offense,” he said. “We know we’re probably going to score more than a few runs in this game. If our pitching staff can keep us in it, we’re pretty confident we’re going to have a shot to at least tie it up or take the lead.”
On Tuesday, the Diamondbacks erased a 5-2 deficit and wound up with a 6-5 walk-off win (sound familiar?) in 10 innings over the Cardinals at Chase Field. David Peralta led off the ninth inning with a homer to knot the game at 5. In the 10th, with offensive help from pitchers Patrick Corbin and Zack Godley, Chris Herrmann collected the winning hit off St. Louis closer Seung Hwan Oh.
It was yet another chapter in a season-long story of erasing deficits.
“We’re the kind of team where we always come to play,” Peralta said. “We have a great attitude and a great group of guys and we believe in each other and what we can do. We never give up, even if we fall behind during the game. We’re just going to keep playing until the last out.
“Last night, the big home run to tie the game and help out our team. It was a big moment.”
Lovullo having flashbacks
For first-year manager Torey Lovullo, he sees a lot of similar characteristics from this team to successful contingents he worked with in Boston.
“I feel like a lot of things are overlapping from teams I was with and a part of in Boston,” Lovullo said. “It’s about being a group that cares about each other on a level that you’ve never really experienced before.”
The Diamondbacks have been preaching a never-say-die mindset. They trust that each member of the 25-man roster will do their job and contribute. And so far, that’s they way things have gone.
“That’s what the 2013 Boston Red Sox had,” Lovullo said. “They weren’t the most talented group, but they played together and moved around in a pack of 25. That’s what I see here today. These guys care about each other. Inside and out, they know that they’re here for a great cause. Something special happens every day that makes you believe this can continue.”
Encouraging signs for Tomas, Pollock
Injured Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas and A.J. Pollock each had positive rehab outings on Tuesday and both showed signs of good health early Wednesday, according to Lovullo.
Rehabbing a right groin strain, Tomas played five innings and went 0 for 2 for the Diamondbacks Rookie League affiliate at Salt River Fields.
Pollock continued his rehab stint with Triple-A Reno, manning center field for six innings and recording a double in four at-bats. Pollock is scheduled to play five innings in the field on Wednesday.
Lovullo would not commit to either being ready for big-league action this weekend.
Cardinals at Diamondbacks
When: 12:40 p.m.
Where: Chase Field (roof hotline: 602-462-6262).
Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (6-7, 4.89) vs. Cardinals RHP Lance Lynn (5-5, 3.86).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Corbin is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA in his past three starts. This, after allowing 26 runs in as many innings during the month of May. He held the Phillies to one run over 6 2/3 solid innings in his previous start. Corbin has pitched seven innings only once this season, back on April 25 in a 9-3 win over the Padres. He is 5-2 in nine starts at Chase Field. … Lynn hasn’t made it through six innings in six straight starts and has allowed seven earned runs in each of his past two starts. In 15 starts, he’s already allowed a career-high 18 home runs. Cleanup hitters are only batting .176 against him, however. The Diamondbacks’ David Peralta is 5 for 7 against Lynn in his career.
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (8-3, 2.87) vs. Rockies RHP Jon Gray (0-0, 4.38).
Saturday: At Chase Field, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (9-4, 3.08) vs. Rockies RHP Tyler Chatwood (6-8, 4.32).
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (6-3, 3.50) vs. Rockies RHP German Marquez (5-4, 4.38).