CINCINNATI (AP) — Win by win, the Arizona Diamondbacks are closing in.
Left-hander Alex Young set a team rookie record by striking out 12 in eight innings, Ketel Marte drove in a run and...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks watched closer Archie Bradley escape a bases-loaded threat, and then saw they had gained more ground in their unexpected playoff chase.
PHOENIX (AP) — Merrill Kelly gave the Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen some needed rest with one of his best starts of the season.
Kelly pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings,...
PHOENIX (AP) — Don't tell the Arizona Diamondbacks they are out of the race for the National League wild card.
Not when Eduardo Escobar is on a tear, Archie Bradley is closing out important...
Los Angeles Dodgers (88-49, first in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (69-66, second in the NL West)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Instead of walking off with another win, the Los Angeles Dodgers walked right out onto the field to confront Archie Bradley.
PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte, an All-Star for the first time in his career, continues to put on a show for Diamondbacks fans.
His inside-the-park home run was part of a three-hit Sunday...
PHOENIX (AP) — Taylor Clarke was essentially pitching for his spot in Arizona's rotation.
The Arizona right-hander was good enough to keep it, at least for now.
Milwaukee Brewers (51-48, third in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (50-48, second in the NL West)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley is making a call from the bullpen to see if hunters might like to join him in a dugout in Oklahoma. Or more accurately, in a duck...
Arizona Diamondbacks (38-34, third in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (32-38, fourth in the NL East)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Flores snapped a 13th-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks end a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Running out of options in an expended bullpen, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo turned to Archie Bradley and Zack Godley.
DENVER (AP) — Raimel Tapia's clutch hit got Colorado even. His aggressive baserunning gave the Rockies a chance to win and took the pressure off his teammate.
CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote had to go. So he took matters into his own hands.
Bote hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler...
Arizona Diamondbacks (9-9, third in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (9-8, third in the NL East)
Atlanta; Thursday, 12 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Braves are 7-5 on their home turf....
PHOENIX (AP) — Greg Holland is back in a familiar role as the Arizona Diamondbacks' closer.
"I'm comfortable in the ninth inning, so I'm glad I get the opportunity to do it again," said...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players, leaving only left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland without a deal.
Among those reaching agreements Friday were shortstop Nick Ahmed, outfielder David Peralta, third baseman Jake Lamb and starting pitcher Robbie Ray.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over Arizona 3-2 Sunday for sole possession of first place in the NL West.
A day after Kemp launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth against Archie Bradley, the Dodgers' slugger tagged him again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This was one rerun Dodgers fans were happy to watch again.
Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted Los Angeles over Arizona 3-2 Sunday for sole possession of first place in the NL West.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp has had a lot of big hits for the Dodgers in his career. Traded back to them this season, he's regaining his rhythm offensively in the heat of a pennant race.
Kemp slugged a go-ahead, two-strike, three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 3-2 victory over Arizona and a tie atop the NL West with the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Arizona's road trip against three last-place teams is off to a tough start.
Archie Bradley struggled during Cincinnati's four-run eighth inning, and the Diamondbacks lost 6-3 to the Reds on Saturday night.
Arizona dropped back-to-back games for the first time in more than two weeks. The Diamondbacks also remained in a tie for the NL West lead with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost 3-2 at Colorado.
PHOENIX (AP) — Evan Longoria's last hit was the biggest one — a tiebreaking homer in the eighth.
Longoria's solo shot in the eighth led the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
He drilled Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley's 2-2, 97 mile-per-hour fastball with one out into the outcropping of seats in left-center field. It was Longoria's 12th home run of the season.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three home runs, two video reviews that went their way and some nice defense helped the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed each hit a two-run homer and A.J. Pollock also connected for the Diamondbacks, who bounced back nicely after a disappointing loss Thursday at the Chicago Cubs in which they blew a five-run lead.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies allowed a run on a passed ball, another when a player failed to cover the bag on a steal attempt. A third came in when a runner scored from second base on a wild pitch.
The miscues and a whole lot of hits by the Arizona Diamondbacks put the Rockies in three-run holes twice.
They kept battling back and ended up with their sixth straight victory thanks to a player with two career home runs hitting a grand slam against one of baseball's best relievers.
PHOENIX (AP) — The last time the Colorado Rockies played at Chase Field was one wild October night.
It was the National League wild-card game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks emerged with an 11-8 victory in a game that featured 30 hits, 17 by Arizona. The Diamondbacks had four triples, two by Ketel Marte, a crucial one late by A.J. Pollock and a highly unexpected one, driving in two runs, from reliever Archie Bradley.
"That game will linger in my memory as long as I'm alive," Bradley said.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With two weeks left of spring training, the Arizona Diamondbacks still are grappling with a pair of significant unresolved issues.
One, who is the closer? Two, how to sort out the crowd at middle infield?
There is still plenty of time to work things out, manager Torey Lovullo said.
"I feel like it's still a little bit too early," he said, "but everybody is paying a lot of attention to some very key spots and you hit on a couple of them."
The bullpen cart is back in the big leagues.
Nearly a quarter-century since relievers stopped catching rides to the mound, the Arizona Diamondbacks said Tuesday they will use a buggy — topped by the requisite oversized team cap — to transport pitchers from both bullpens at Chase Field.
"I don't know how it will be getting driven in, but I think it's a cool idea and we'll have some fun with it," Diamondbacks closer candidate Archie Bradley said.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bullpen buggies are rolling back, and Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is positively bug-eyed about the prospect.
"I love it. I love it. I love it," he said Tuesday.
Nearly a quarter-century since relievers stopped catching rides to the mound, the bullpen cart will become the latest retro feature to make a return to the big leagues.
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PHOENIX (AP) — Archie Bradley walked off the mound after another scoreless relief outing and tried to appreciate the moment.
Arizona's season ended in a 3-1 defeat Monday night to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of an NL Division Series, and Bradley wanted to soak it in. The young, bearded hurler has become a local favorite for his hard-nosed, emotional style, and with his 2 2/3 innings complete, he got a chance to take note of the atmosphere.
PHOENIX (AP) — Three bags, four times.
And you wouldn't believe who got in on all the fun for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Spirited reliever Archie Bradley hit a stunning triple in the seventh inning, driving in two runs with one of four three-baggers by Arizona that sent the Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 11-8 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Bonifacio and Jake Junis are auditioning for 2018 jobs.
Bonifacio hit a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth inning to help the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Bonifacio's homer, his 17th, came off Archie Bradley (3-3) with Paulo Orlando and Ramon Torres aboard.
"I was looking for a fastball," Bonifacio said. "He throws 97. I was just trying to put the ball in play."
PHOENIX (AP) — Archie Bradley's status as an Arizona Diamondbacks fan favorite grew on Sunday, with the bearded reliever striking out the side in the ninth inning for his first career save.
Bradley, appreciated for his rah-rah energy and expressive nature along with a blazing fastball, got the call to finish the game in place of closer Fernando Rodney and came through, helping the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres.
HOUSTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin was kicking himself for one small mistake that led to his exit.
The Arizona pitcher came within an out of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Daimondbacks' 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday.
After allowing a two-out double to Yuli Gurriel in the bottom of the ninth, Corbin was pulled by Arizona manager Torey Lovullo. Archie Bradley took over and struck out Marwin Gonzalez.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arizona outfielder J.D. Martinez is beginning to endear himself to the Diamondbacks' fan base.
Martinez hit a grand slam and Zack Godley pitched seven innings as the Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks won their third game out of four, improved to 59-43 and snapped the Cardinals' three-game winning streak.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks had their comeback mojo working.
The Braves had Freddie Freeman, who has been as productive as ever since missing 44 games with a fractured wrist.
Freeman homered and had the decisive hit off Archie Bradley in Atlanta's two-run eighth inning to lead the Braves past the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Friday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Herrmann's quick reflexes behind the plate and his bat came up big for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The catcher delivered the game's key play, lunging to his right to grab a wide throw from third baseman Jake Lamb while dragging a foot onto home plate for a force out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
Reliever Archie Bradley then struck out the next hitter, and the Diamondbacks cruised to a 9-2 win.
DETROIT (AP) — David Peralta had no intention of falling behind Detroit closer Justin Wilson in the ninth inning of Tuesday's tie game between the Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Peralta led off and swung at Wilson's first pitch, hitting a solo home run to left center and lifting the Diamondbacks to a 7-6 win.
MIAMI (AP) — A.J. Ellis battled. And battled. And battled.
Ellis hit a tiebreaking single on the 14th pitch of an at-bat against Archie Bradley in the seventh inning, lifting the Miami Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Sunday for their seventh win in eight games.
"I was just glad I didn't have to swing anymore," Ellis said. "My back and my obliques were getting gassed."