Lynn, late offense help Rangers end losing skid
PHOENIX (AP) — The Texas Rangers were only down a run despite being no-hit, so Lance Lynn knew he had to keep them in the game.
Lynn did his job well, and the Rangers' offense woke up in the...
John Ryan Murphy, D-Backs reach $900,000, 1-year deal
PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher John Ryan Murphy and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract, a raise from his $558,000 salary last year.
The 27-year-old set career bests with nine homers and 24 RBIs in 223 plate appearances, hitting .202. He split time behind the plate with Alex Avila and Jeff Mathis, who left for Texas.
Villanueva’s walk-off single gives Padres win over D’Backs
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christian Villanueva had a hard time walking, yet still managed to get a walk-off hit.
Villanueva, who fouled a ball off his foot on Friday night, had a walk-off pinch-hit single in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres ended a five-game skid with a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — The shift has become an extremely important part of defense in the major leagues. Matt Adams showed how silly it can look when it doesn't work.
With the shift on against the left-handed slugger, Adams hit one the opposite way — right where the shortstop would be in a normal defensive alignment — to drive in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning in the Washington Nationals' 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Corbin, D-backs reach $7.5M, 1-year deal, avoid arbitration
PHOENIX (AP) — Left-hander Patrick Corbin and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $7.5 million, one-year contract.
The 28-year-old was 14-13 with a 4.03 ERA last season and made $3.95 million.
He has a 45-47 record with a 4.13 ERA in five seasons with the Diamondbacks. After going 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and making the All-Star Game in 2013, he missed 2014 and part of 2015 after Tommy John surgery.
Suzuki’s 2 HRs help Braves’ Foltynewicz win again
PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz began the season as Atlanta's No. 5 starter. He sure looks like No. 1 now.
The 25-year-old right-hander went six strong innings to win again, Kurt Suzuki homered twice and the Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Tuesday night.