PHOENIX -- When the Chase Field public address announcer read the starting lineups, the sellout crowd roared when he got to pitcher Patrick Corbin.
It had been 645 days since the left-hander had last pitched in a regular-season game and in between he had Tommy John surgery and went through a lengthy rehab. His reward for all that work came Saturday night when he picked up the win as the D-backs beat the Rockies, 7-3.
PHOENIX -- Patrick Corbin tossed five solid innings to earn the win in his first start since Sept. 27, 2013 as the D-backs beat the Rockies, 7-3, on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at Chase Field.
Corbin, who underwent Tommy John surgery in March, 2014, allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out three. The D-backs gave Corbin some early run support in the first when they capitalized on a Nolan Arenado error to score a pair of runs.
All-Star starters unveiled tonight, full rosters Monday
Watch selection shows on ESPN; Final Vote to get underway Monday
By Mark Newman
It was historic because it happened exclusively online. It was personal because it decided the fate of your favorite players. It was intense because you argued a lot. And it was teamwork because you helped shatter a Major League Baseball record.
After 65 consecutive days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 86th All-Star Game on July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday.
No structural damage, but D-backs pitcher needs more rest
By Jake Rill
PHOENIX -- After traveling to Alabama to meet with renowned surgeon James Andrews, D-backs starter Archie Bradley has received confirmation that there is no structural damage to his right shoulder, which has caused him to be on the disabled list since June 4.
Bradley visited with Andrews on Wednesday to receive a second opinion on his injured shoulder. The D-backs right-hander was told the original diagnosis by team doctor Gary Waslewski was correct.
PHOENIX -- In consecutive innings, the D-backs and Rockies each had a chance to win the game late on Friday night. Both teams couldn't do so.
The D-backs loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth and couldn't plate a run. Then the Rockies had runners on first and second with no outs in the 10th and didn't capitalize. But the D-backs didn't waste their next opportunity, as Cliff Pennington delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th for a 4-3 win.
PHOENIX -- Over the past two days, D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed has twice been thrown out on a pick-off and manager Chip Hale would like him to show just a little more caution.
Ahmed was caught by Brett Anderson starting for second base early in the first inning Wednesday night and then in Thursday night's first inning the same thing happened at second base with Chris Rusin on the mound.
PHOENIX -- With outfielder Ender Inciarte on the disabled list, the D-backs have given David Peralta a chance to start against left-handed pitchers, and so far he's making the most of that opportunity.
Peralta's two-run triple in the sixth inning off lefty Chris Rushin helped propel the D-backs to an 8-1 victory over the Rockies on Thursday night at Chase Field.
PHOENIX -- Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the offense gave him more than enough support, as the D-backs took the series opener against the Rockies, 8-1, on Thursday night at Chase Field.
David Peralta put the D-backs ahead, 3-1, in the sixth with a two-run triple. In the seventh, Yasmany Tomas and Aaron Hill each added a two-run double to break it open. Hellickson allowed just three hits and struck out six with no walks.
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Five best names from international signing day
By Michael Clair |
With the international signing period kicking off on Thursday (probably so all the GMs could sign their players and then head out for the long weekend), many of the biggest names on the market already inked some major deals.
Of course, that also meant that the best names in the international market also put their signatures on their sparkling new contracts.
PHOENIX -- Brett Anderson pitched seven quality innings, and Howie Kendrick continued to torment the D-backs as the Dodgers cruised to a 4-3 win on Wednesday night to capture the three-game series at Chase Field.
"He's a competitor. He's kept us in the game," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Anderson. "He's got weapons. He knows what he's doing, and he doesn't get rattled."
PHOENIX -- Nick Ahmed hit a two-run homer for the second straight night on Tuesday against the Dodgers, marking the first time the D-backs' rookie shortstop has gone deep in consecutive games.
The 25-year-old has never hit more than six homers in a season in his professional career, which includes four years in the Minor Leagues. Yet Ahmed's go-ahead blast on Tuesday was his sixth this year, and it's not even the All-Star break.
Bullpen can't hold late lead as D-backs fall to Dodgers
By Ken Gurnick and Jake Rill
PHOENIX -- Howie Kendrick (4-for-5) homered leading off the 10th inning and Yasmani Grandal, who homered earlier, added a two-run double as the Dodgers beat the D-Backs Tuesday night, 6-4, at Chase Field.
Former Dodger Rubby De La Rosa allowed a two-run homer to Grandal in the top of the second inning, Grandal's second homer in as many games.
The D-backs recalled right-hander Matt Stites from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-hander Allen Webster to Reno, the club announced Tuesday.
Webster started Monday night's game against the Dodgers and allowed four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings, although he did not factor into the decision in Arizona's 10-6 victory. In four starts for Arizona, he was 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA.
PHOENIX -- D-backs starter Archie Bradley wanted a second opinion after feeling pain in his right shoulder following his rehab outing for Triple-A Reno. This week, he'll look for clarity when he visits Dr. James Andrews in Alabama.
Bradley is leaving Phoenix on Tuesday and visiting on Wednesday with Andrews, who has a reputation of being one of the best orthopedic surgeons and has dealt with a multitude of professional athletes.
PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo doubled home Jake Lamb to trigger a four-run eighth inning as the D-backs rallied to beat the Dodgers on Monday night, 10-6, snapping Los Angeles' seven-game win streak over Arizona.
"I think we just answered," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "They came out swinging it, hitting home runs, and put us in a hole, and we just answered. It was incredible. They did a great job."
Arizona gets homers from Ahmed, Tomas, tallies six stolen bases
By Jake Rill
PHOENIX -- The D-backs hit a pair of home runs, stole a lot of bases and scored in a multitude of ways as they mounted a pair of comebacks in Monday's 10-6 win over the Dodgers.
It took two-run home runs by Nick Ahmed and Yasmany Tomas to get the D-backs into the game. Then, it was timely hitting and aggressiveness on the basepaths that allowed the D-backs to rally back again and take control with a four-run eighth inning.
"It was a day of home runs," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "We did a good job getting six runs and those are tough games when you've lost two and they feel pretty good about themselves. We were able to hold them off, it was good."
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.
When Miguel Sano was hitting just .159 and slugging .381 in April, no one in the Twins organization was overly concerned. They knew the rust from having missed the 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery would be considerable, and fully expected him to return to the power-hitting corner infielder he was before the injury.
Cashner (3-9) allowed two runs over seven innings. He allowed eight hits with no walks and struck out six. Cashner even knocked in a run with a perfectly-executed squeeze bunt as part of a three-run sixth inning. Upton added a two-run home run, his 14th of the season.