Tomas' hot bat not enough to pick up Bradley

Tomas' hot bat not enough to pick up Bradley

ST. LOUIS -- An early-inning battle of offensive firepower turned into a defensive struggle that fell St. Louis' way, as the Cardinals held on for a 6-4 win over Arizona before 41,107 at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night. The victory made St. Louis the first National League team to reach 30 wins this season.

In his second start of the year, Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia allowed eight hits and four runs (three earned) to the D-backs over the first three innings before settling in to shut them out during his final three frames. Arizona third baseman Yasmany Tomas continued his red-hot stretch by driving in three but struck out with the bases loaded in the seventh.

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Burgos placed on DL; lefty Nuno recalled

Reliever needs time to rest shoulder; Hale says righty was overused

Burgos placed on DL; lefty Nuno recalled

ST. LOUIS -- The D-backs placed right-handed reliever Enrique Burgos on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tendinitis Tuesday, one day after he experienced soreness when warming up to pitch.

Burgos, 24, has been used heavily since being called up from Double-A Mobile at the end of April. He has made 13 appearances, including one stretch of four games in five days and one of three games in four days.

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Scout Hahn an inspiration through courage

Paralyzed during headfirst slide, member of D-backs' front office maintains positive outlook

Scout Hahn an inspiration through courage

PHOENIX -- The story of a former college baseball player getting a job in scouting with goals of working his way up the organizational ladder is a common one. But the story of 23-year-old Cory Hahn certainly isn't common.

"I definitely think about it all the time, whenever I'm watching a game," Hahn said. "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't actually think about 'What if?' or 'What would I be doing now if I'd never gotten hurt?'"

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Hudson OK after getting hit in jaw during BP

D-backs reliever clears concussion tests Monday, available for action

Hudson OK after getting hit in jaw during BP

ST. LOUIS -- D-backs reliever Daniel Hudson was stuck in the jaw by a ball off the bat of Cardinals infielder Mark Reynolds during batting practice Monday afternoon.

Hudson passed the concussion protocol Monday, but D-backs manager Chip Hale said he stayed away from using the right-hander in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Cardinals.

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Collmenter set for series finale in St. Louis

Collmenter set for series finale in St. Louis

Matt Holliday will try for a Cardinals franchise record Wednesday night when St. Louis wraps up a three-game series with Arizona at Busch Stadium. If Holliday reaches base, it will be his 43rd consecutive game to reach to start the 2015 season, which would surpass the 42-game mark Albert Pujols set in 2008.

Arizona's Opening Day starter Josh Collmenter will take the mound and attempt to continue a trend of success against the Cardinals. Collmenter has allowed just two runs in 18 2/3 innings across four career games against St. Louis. In those games, he's struck out 15 and walked just three without allowing a home run.

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Goodyear Little Leaguers get surprise visit from D-backs

Goodyear Little Leaguers get surprise visit from D-backs

Imagine you're at the local community park watching your Little Leaguer play and out of nowhere the FOX Sports Arizona Fan Express Bus rolls into the parking lot to provide the whole Chase Field Experience.

That's exactly what happened to a bunch of kids who were playing baseball on three Little League fields at Foothills Community Park in Goodyear, Ariz., last week.

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Bottom of lineup misses chances for D-backs

Trumbo provides spark but offense squanders opportunities

Bottom of lineup misses chances for D-backs

ST. LOUIS -- The D-backs had their chances against the Cardinals in Monday's series opener, but the offense could not deliver a knockout blow.

Instead, that was provided by Jhonny Peralta, whose homer to lead off the bottom of the 10th gave the Cardinals a 3-2 win on Memorial Day at Busch Stadium.

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Cards strike back in 10th after Trumbo's HR

Cards strike back in 10th after Trumbo's HR

ST. LOUIS -- A half-inning after the D-backs squandered a bases-loaded opportunity, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta put a quick end to the Memorial Day matinee at Busch Stadium, launching a walk-off homer to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 win in 10 innings.

The walk-off victory was the Cardinals' fourth this season and the second to end on a home run. The blast, Peralta's seventh of the year, came off Arizona reliever J.C. Ramirez, who had wiggled out of a mess an inning earlier by striking out the side with two on.

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La Russa's loyalty undivided in St. Louis

D-backs chief baseball officer pulling for current team in former home

La Russa's loyalty undivided in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- There are a lot of great memories for Tony La Russa in this town from his long tenure as Cardinals manager, but as D-backs chief baseball officer, he will not have any divided loyalties during the three-game series.

"I think when you look at their record and our record, we need the wins more than they do," La Russa said. "So that's an easy reminder that this is all about the Diamondbacks winning the series, respecting them, but you know it's that practiced state of mind. You can look back sometimes at your leisure and enjoy the memories and see past relationships, but when you're in the moment like in the game, it's a good kind of distraction, you clear it all out. I won't have any trouble pulling for the Diamondbacks today."

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O'Brien on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

Top phenom raised average 26 points, drove in eight runs

O'Brien on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

Reports of Byron Buxton's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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For Goldy, personal stats take backseat to team

D-backs first baseman downplays personal achievements

For Goldy, personal stats take backseat to team

PHOENIX -- Jeremy Hellickson has only been a teammate of Paul Goldschmidt's for a few months. But that's all it has taken for the D-backs starter to form an opinion of the club's powerful first baseman.

"Best player in the game," Hellickson said.

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Goldy's three RBIs lead D-backs over Cubs

Goldy's three RBIs lead D-backs over Cubs

PHOENIX -- The Cubs will be happy to not see Paul Goldschmidt again until early September.

The D-backs first baseman hit an RBI single and a two-run home run Sunday to back Jeremy Hellickson and lead the D-backs to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs at Chase Field and take the series. Goldschmidt, now a career .383 batter against the Cubs, went 5-for-10 with two home runs in the three-game set.

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Goldschmidt, Rizzo share mutual respect

Counterparts admire each other, just not when they are opposing

Goldschmidt, Rizzo share mutual respect

PHOENIX -- Who's the top first baseman in the National League? Two of the best, Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt, were at Chase Field this weekend, and most likely will meet again at the All-Star Game.

On Friday, Goldschmidt was the D-backs' hero, hitting an RBI single and a game-tying two-run homer in the 10th inning. On Saturday, it was Rizzo's turn as he drove in six runs, hitting a three-run double in the fifth and a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth.

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Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

D-backs cashing in as hot streaks coincide

Even hitters who struggled early have contributed of late

D-backs cashing in as hot streaks coincide

PHOENIX -- After Saturday's game, D-backs manager Chip Hale noted how he was pleased with how his club has been producing runs as of late, noting that even players who struggled early in the season have been contributing.

Slugger Paul Goldschmidt said he agrees that will be important later in the season for the D-backs, who ranked second in the National League and fourth in the Majors with 200 runs scored heading into Sunday's games.

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Everything clicking for hot-hitting Pollock

D-backs outfielder worked with hitting coach Ward on pitch selection

Everything clicking for hot-hitting Pollock

PHOENIX -- A.J. Pollock was out of the starting lineup Tuesday, when he sat down with D-backs hitting coach Turner Ward.

Pollock was in a bit of a slump offensively coming off an 0-for-6 day on Monday and batting just .222 during an 11-game stretch. But since Pollock entered that game Tuesday and delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer, the D-backs outfielder has returned to being a tough out for opposing pitchers.

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D-backs' aggressive baserunning paying off

D-backs' aggressive baserunning paying off

PHOENIX -- The D-backs weren't just running Friday night because they were facing Cubs starter Jon Lester. That's just the aggressive style that the club has been showing on the basepaths recently.

It may have helped that Lester struggles with pickoff throws, the reason the left-hander went nearly two years without throwing to first before he did so in April. But the D-backs have also been successful in swiping bases of late, against many opposing pitchers and catchers.

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D-backs fall to Cubs in back-and-forth contest

D-backs fall to Cubs in back-and-forth contest

PHOENIX -- Anthony Rizzo drove in six runs, including three on a game-winning home run with one out in the ninth inning to power the Cubs to a 9-6 win over the D-backs on Saturday night at Chase Field.

Rizzo also hit a three-run double in the fifth, and the six RBIs matched his career high, set Sept. 16, 2012, against the Pirates. He delivered the tie-breaking homer off of D-backs reliever Enrique Burgos, launching a slider to right field.

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Weary bullpen gives up five runs to Cubs

D-backs relievers Burgos, Perez unable to hold lead

Weary bullpen gives up five runs to Cubs

PHOENIX -- A night after the D-backs used all of their relievers to pull out an extra-inning win over the Cubs, the bullpen didn't have the same good fortune trying to preserve a close game and keep the team's winning streak intact on Saturday night.

The D-backs bullpen allowed five runs in a 9-6 loss to the Cubs, with hard-throwing right-hander Enrique Burgos giving up a game-winning, three-run homer to slugger Anthony Rizzo in the ninth.

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Goldy clutch as usual, but Ahmed emerges as unlikely hero

D-backs' key hits come from two very different sources

Goldy clutch as usual, but Ahmed emerges as unlikely hero

PHOENIX -- D-backs manager Chip Hale isn't surprised that Nick Ahmed has started to heat up offensively after a slow start to the season. And he certainly isn't shocked that slugger Paul Goldschmidt continues to come through in key situations.

On Friday night, it took heroics from both Ahmed and Goldschmidt for the D-backs to pull out a 5-4 win over the Cubs in 13 innings.

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Lamb nears return, but Tomas stands in way

D-backs will have tough decision to make at third base

Lamb nears return, but Tomas stands in way

PHOENIX -- D-backs manager Chip Hale knows he's going to have decisions to make when third baseman Jake Lamb comes off the disabled list.

That time is quickly approaching, as Lamb nears his return from a left-foot stress fracture he sustained on April 21. In his absence, Yasmany Tomas has filled in nicely at third, raising his batting average to .349 by collecting multiple hits in the last six games of the D-backs' most recent road trip.

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Ahmed's walk-off single in 13th downs Cubs

Ahmed's walk-off single in 13th downs Cubs

PHOENIX -- Nick Ahmed's one-out single to left scored Tuffy Gosewisch to give the D-backs a 5-4 walk-off win over the Cubs in 13 innings Friday night at Chase Field.

The win was the fifth in a row for the D-backs, who got a one-out double by Gosewisch before Ahmed came through off Chicago reliever Zac Rosscup. The D-backs used eight relievers in the game, while the Cubs used seven in the longest game of the season for them.

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Tomas finds groove since being called up

D-backs' third baseman enjoying his first stint in Major Leagues

Tomas finds groove since being called up

PHOENIX -- A month and a week into his Major League career, Yasmany Tomas is having fun. With a six-game streak of two hits or more going into Friday's series opener between the D-backs and the Cubs, the Cuban-born slugger has found his groove at the plate and in the field at third base.

"I'm really enjoying myself in the games now, like I did in Cuba,", Tomas said Friday during a Spanish-language press conference at Chase Field. "I think that's important for any player. It's serious business, but at the same time it's a game. I'm having good results right now and I feel really good. I'm going to do everything I can to keep it going."

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D-backs complete 4-game sweep on Pollock's clutch hit

D-backs complete 4-game sweep on Pollock's clutch hit

MIAMI -- A.J. Pollock's two-out RBI infield single in the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner in Thursday's back-and-forth contest, as the D-backs defeated Miami, 7-6, at Marlins Park. Arizona swept the four-game series to send the Marlins to their seventh straight loss.

The D-backs took a 1-0 lead on Yasmany Tomas' first-inning run-scoring double off of Mat Latos. But the Marlins answered immediately with three first-inning runs on four hits, including RBI singles from Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour.

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Bradley has command issues, but limits damage

Righty gives up four runs on nine hits in D-backs' finale victory

Bradley has command issues, but limits damage

MIAMI -- Since joining the D-backs' organization as a first-round Draft pick in 2011, fastball command has been Archie Bradley's main goal. On Thursday afternoon during his second start since being struck in the face by a liner, it became evident that he didn't quite have it as the Marlins jumped out to a first-inning lead on four hits and a walk.

Still, Bradley battled and gave his club five innings, as Arizona came back for a 7-6 victory to clinch the rare four-game series road sweep.

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Quicken, Pollock can help you 'Steal A Home'

Fans can win free mortgage payment up to $1,500 after speedster swipes plate

Quicken, Pollock can help you 'Steal A Home'

There was big news on the U.S. mortgage lending front in recent hours, as the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked down to 3.84 percent and A.J. Pollock stole home.

While real estate buyers and sellers digest the news of Freddie Mac's key figures released on Thursday, the real upside here for Major League Baseball fans is the chance to win a free mortgage payment of up to $1,500 from Quicken Loans thanks to one of those club-record-tying seven stolen bases by the D-backs in their 6-1 victory a night earlier in Miami.

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Hale rests Goldy for first time this season

First baseman enters as pinch-hitter in eighth, posts single

Hale rests Goldy for first time this season

MIAMI -- Paul Goldschmidt wasn't in the D-backs' starting lineup for the first time this season in Thursday's 7-6 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

Goldschmidt, who had started the previous 39 games at first base, entered in the eighth as a pinch-hitter and hit an infield single, which loaded the bases. He finished the game at first base. Entering the finale, Goldschmidt was 4-for-24 with a double, a homer, four RBIs, two walks and four strikeouts on the road trip.

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