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Langwell looks to make impression with D-backs

Langwell looks to make impression with D-backs

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LOS ANGELES -- Rookie right-hander Matt Langwell, who was acquired in August as part of the trade that sent outfielder Jason Kubel to Cleveland, made his D-backs debut on Monday night with 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

"I just wanted to go out there and attack the hitters and try to get ahead in the count," Langwell said. "It seemed like they were doing some damage behind in the count in the early part of the game, so I just wanted to go out there and pound the strike zone and try to get ahead of the hitters and make pitches from there."

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Langwell, 27, appeared in five games for the Indians earlier this year and is hoping that a strong showing down the stretch could help put him in the D-backs' plans for 2014.

"Just the more times I can go out there and attack the zone and keep the team in the ballgame, no matter what the situation, I think it's only going to help me going into next year," Langwell said.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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