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4/17/2015 | De La Rosa seeks continued support vs. Giants

The D-backs and Giants continue their four-game series Saturday night at AT&T Park with Arizona's Rubby De La Rosa matching up against San Francisco's Chris Heston. De La Rosa faced the Giants in the second game of the season and got the win despite allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings.


4/17/2015 | Hale second-guesses Inciarte's steal in front of Goldy

In the 12th inning Thursday night, the D-backs' Ender Inciarte stole second. The Giants intentionally walked Goldschmidt, essentially taking the bat out of the hands of Arizona's best hitter. Manager Chip Hale made a mental note that he should have signaled first-base coach Dave McKay to tell Inciarte not to steal.


4/17/2015 | Delgado shows his value in D-backs' bullpen

Before Thursday night's game, the one pitcher in the bullpen that the D-backs planned on not having available was Randall Delgado, who had seen action in two straight games. But in the 11th inning, D-backs manager Chip Hale looked at his bullpen and there was only one man left in it: Delgado.


4/17/2015 | Dropped chicken causes bit of a flap for D-backs

The flying chicken tender was still being talked about in the D-backs clubhouse before Friday's game. Apparently dropped by a seagull, the partially eaten tender landed on the mound and briefly stopped play during the 12th inning of Thursday's 7-6 Arizona victory over the Giants at AT&T Park.


4/17/2015 | Bradley misses out on history in duel with Bumgarner

Right-hander Archie Bradley almost made history Thursday night at AT&T Park, but even though it didn't come to pass he was still all smiles after the D-backs' 7-6 win over the Giants in 12 innings.


4/17/2015 | Hill lifts D-backs in 12th, and Giants lose seventh straight

Aaron Hill drove in a pair of runs in the 12th inning as the D-backs held off a late rally by the Giants, who fell to their seventh straight loss.


4/16/2015 | Inciarte forces Hale's hand with early hot streak

Ender Inciarte's hot start at the plate has led D-backs manager Chip Hale to rethink his outfield situation and his lineup order early in the season.


4/16/2015 | Giants series a homecoming for Bay Area-native Hale

The series with the Giants is special for D-backs manager Chip Hale, who grew up in the Bay Area and also spent the past three seasons as bench coach for the A's.


4/16/2015 | Delgado, D-backs done in by one bad fastball

Randall Delgado's plan was to start Justin Upton off with a fastball to get ahead, and then finish him off with his breaking ball or changeup. Delgado never got past that first pitch.


4/15/2015 | Robinson's legacy has special meaning for Stewart

If you're going to ask D-backs general manager Dave Stewart about Jackie Robinson, you'd better make sure to leave yourself some time. Stewart is especially appreciative of the opportunities that Robinson helped create when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947.


4/15/2015 | D-backs recall Cuban prospect Tomas

The D-backs are beginning what they hope will be a long and productive era with Yasmany Tomas in their lineup.


4/15/2015 | Hellickson sees progress, but early struggles loom large

Did D-backs right-hander Jeremy Hellickson make progress in his second start of the season? Probably. Was he about to feel good about that after watching his team fall, 5-1, to the Padres on Tuesday night at Petco Park? No chance.


4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/14/2015 | Hale keeping tabs on Tomas, O'Brien at Triple-A Reno

Peter O'Brien O'Brien is hitting .333 with a pair of doubles, a home run and four RBIs for the Reno Aces. Yasmany Tomas, who was signed out of Cuba by the D-backs this past winter to a six-year $68.5 million contract, is hitting .190 for Reno with a home run in his first 21 at-bats, while playing right field.


4/14/2015 | Inciarte staying grounded despite hot start

Coming off a Monday night in which he had a pair of doubles, a triple, four RBIs and thew a runner out on the bases, D-backs outfielder Ender Inciarte was quite the hot topic in his native Venezuela. Inciarte received a lot of attention for his game and a start to the season in which he has a slash line of .373/.571/.414, entering Tuesday's game.


4/13/2015 | Hellickson looking to get on board in start vs. Padres

The D-backs and Padres continue their three-game series Tuesday night at Petco Park with Jeremy Hellickson taking the mound for the D-backs against Odrisamer Despaigne.


4/13/2015 | Pacheco slides into D-backs' backup-catcher role

It didn't take D-backs manager Chip Hale long to get used to having three catchers. The D-backs broke camp with Tuffy Gosewisch as the starter behind the plate, Gerald Laird as the backup and Jordan Pacheco as the third catcher and utility man, as he can also play second, third, first and both corner-outfield spots.


4/13/2015 | Owings to see time at short in middle-infield rotation

After Spring Training, once it was decided that Nick Ahmed would start at short and Chris Owings would get the nod at second base, D-backs manager Chip Hale said he preferred to not have Owings, a natural shortstop, go back and forth between the middle-infield positions.


4/12/2015 | Hale proud D-backs battled in ninth inning

The D-backs trailed the Dodgers by seven runs with two outs in the ninth inning, but rallied for four runs to turn a potential shutout into a 7-4 loss in the final game of the three-game series. The D-backs defeated the Dodgers on Friday and Saturday to clinch the series victory, but they were hoping for the sweep.


4/12/2015 | Dodgers hold off D-backs' ninth-inning charge

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke pitched seven shutout innings and his offense, led by Joc Pederson and Alex Guerrero, racked up 16 hits to power Los Angeles to a 7-4 victory against the D-backs on Sunday and avoid the three-game sweep at Chase Field.


4/12/2015 | Cashner, De La Rosa look to contain offenses

The Padres and D-backs open a three-game series Monday at Petco Park. Andrew Cashner (0-1) will take the hill for the Padres and oppose Rubby De La Rosa (1-0), as both pitchers get their second turn in the rotation this season.


4/12/2015 | D-backs recall Schugel, place Laird on DL

The D-backs recalled right-handed pitcher A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Reno on Sunday to pitch out of the bullpen and placed catcher Gerald Laird on the 15-day disabled list with lower back spasms, retroactive to April 9.


4/12/2015 | Bradley savors night of firsts, including standing ovation

Archie Bradley, Arizona's No. 1 pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, had just completed his long-awaited Major League debut, and most of the 37,636 in attendance rose to their feet to celebrate the occasion.


4/11/2015 | Rookie Bradley bests Kershaw, Dodgers in debut

Archie Bradley and Clayton Kershaw put on a show Saturday at Chase Field, but it was Bradley and the D-backs who walked off the field with a 6-0 victory in the second game of the three-game series between the teams.


4/11/2015 | Bradley not first with debut win vs. reigning Cy Young pitcher

Archie Bradley isn't the first rookie hurler to face the previous year's Cy Young winner in his MLB debut, however; four others have done it since 2003, and three of them came out with a win.




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