Arizona Diamondbacks (26-25, third in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (21-29, fifth in the NL West)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks took out a week of frustrations on San Francisco's pitching staff.
Ildemaro Vargas had five hits and a home run, Adam Jones added four hits and...
Arizona Diamondbacks (25-25, third in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (21-28, fifth in the NL West)
Diamondbacks go for series sweep over Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pirates (20-18, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-19, second in the NL West)
PHOENIX (AP) — After a three-game losing streak in which the Arizona Diamondbacks came up empty too often with opportunities to drive in more runs, hitting coach Darnell Coles changed things up in...
Pittsburgh Pirates (20-17, third in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (22-19, second in the NL West)
Diamondbacks look to stop 3-game skid
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-16, second in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (23-12, first in the NL East)
Arizona Diamondbacks (19-13, second in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (15-18, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Luke Weaver (2-1,...
DENVER (AP) — Ketel Marte put on a power display from both sides of the plate.
Marte homered from opposite sides for the third time this season and the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Arizona visits Colorado in division play
Arizona Diamondbacks (18-13, second in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (15-17, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (1-1,...
Chicago Cubs (12-12, third in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (16-11, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Yu Darvish (1-3, 5.96 ERA,...
Ray set to start for Arizona against the Cubs
Chicago Cubs (12-11, second in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-11, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (1-3, 3.54...
Arizona Diamondbacks to visit the Chicago Cubs
Arizona Diamondbacks (11-10, second in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (9-10, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (0-1,...
Arizona plays Atlanta after Greinke’s strong outing
Arizona Diamondbacks (7-9, third in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (9-6, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (0-1, 3.52...
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...
Slumping Rangers look to break 4-game losing streak
Texas Rangers (5-6, fifth in the AL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6-5, third in the AL West)
Phoenix; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Lance Lynn (0-1, 6.40 ERA)...
Arizona Diamondbacks (3-3, second in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (3-3, third in the NL West)
San Diego; Wednesday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (0-0,...
Diamondbacks to visit Dodgers Friday
Arizona Diamondbacks (82-80, third in the NL West in 2018) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in the NL West in 2018)
D-backs avoid arbitration with Ahmed, Peralta, 7 others
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.
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.
Diamondbacks, Ray avoid sweep with 9-0 win over Cubs
PHOENIX (AP) — After resting most of their regular hitters, the Arizona Diamondbacks came through with a big win to avoid falling further behind in their playoff chase.
Christian Walker and Chris Owings homered off Cole Hamels, and Robbie Ray held the Cubs to one hit over six innings as Arizona beat the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs 9-0 Wednesday night.
Ray fans 10, Arizona beats Padres 6-0, ends 4-game skid
PHOENIX (AP) — Up six runs and trying to end their longest losing streak since late June-early July, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo wanted to make sure a win was in the bag.
So Lovullo, after starter Robbie Ray pitched 6 1-3 scoreless innings, had his top two setup man work an inning each to close out the San Diego Padres 6-0 Tuesday night.
NL West-leading D-backs beat Dodgers 3-1 in series opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had been nearly four months since the Diamondbacks and Dodgers played each other.
Not much has changed. Arizona remains the dominant team.
David Peralta hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the NL West leaders won 3-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a pivotal series.
"This is a tight division right now and to be able to start out like this and put a little bit more of a gap between us is huge," winning pitcher Robbie Ray said.
Goldschmidt homers, Diamondbacks beat Padres 9-4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are making themselves right at home at Petco Park.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Friday night.
Goldschmidt drove the first pitch he saw from left-hander Joey Lucchesi out to left-center field for his 28th of the season. That got Arizona going en route to its sixth straight win over San Diego at Petco Park.
PHOENIX (AP) — A storm knocked out the lights at Chase Field. The Texas Rangers are starting to find a little of their power, even if it is too late.
Shin-Soo Choo homered twice and had four RBIs, helping the Rangers rally after a power outage delay to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 Monday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have struggled to get that one big hit they have needed recently, particularly during a three-game weekend sweep by Atlanta.
Yadier Molina came through early in a key situation, sparking the Cardinals to a play-from-ahead victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Molina hit a two-run single in the first inning and homered, helping the Cardinals end a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Ray sharp in return as Diamondbacks beat Marlins 2-1
MIAMI (AP) — Robbie Ray looked like he was in All-Star form while making his first start in nearly two months.
Ray returned from the disabled list and pitched six scoreless innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Wednesday night.
"That was about as good as it could have been," Ray said.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed left-hander Robbie Ray on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a strained oblique, the second starting pitcher the team has lost to injury already this season.
Right-hander Taijuan Walker is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Matt Wieters homers against former teammate in Nationals’ victory over Diamondbacks
Matt Wieters faced an uncomfortable few minutes in the bottom of the second inning on a chilly but sunny day at Nationals Park.
But the Washington catcher, after a rare change in pitchers after just five batters, hit a solo home run off former teammate T.J. McFarland as the Nationals beat the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 to salvage the finale of the three-game series Sunday.
It was just the second win in eight games for the Nationals (12-16), who improved to 4-9 at home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray left Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals in the bottom of the second with a strained right oblique muscle.
Ray waved to the dugout after throwing a ball to Washington catcher Matt Wieters with one out. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo and an athletic trainer came to the mound, and Ray soon departed. He was replaced by T.J. McFarland, who surrendered a home run to Wieters to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.
UP NEXT FOR THE NATIONALS
Opponent: Arizona Diamondbacks
Where: Nationals Park
When: Friday (7:05 p.m.), Saturday (4:05 p.m.), Sunday (1:35 p.m.)
Probable pitchers for Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (Friday, 2-2, 2.97), RHP Jeremy Hellickson (Saturday, 0-0, 4.50), LHP Gio Gonzalez (Sunday, 2-2, 3.04)
Probable pitchers for Arizona: RHP Zack Godley (3-1, 3.09), LHP Patrick Corbin (Saturday, 4-0, 1.89), LHP Robbie Ray (Sunday, 2-0, 5.13)
Robbie Ray to start for Diamondbacks against his former Nationals organization
Robbie Ray was a minor league pitcher in the Nationals system when he was traded to the Detroit Tigers in December 2013, as Washington acquired veteran pitcher Doug Fister.
"My wife is from western Michigan and we were up there in Grand Rapids for Thanksgiving," Ray recalls. "Her parents were ecstatic about it, being from Michigan. It was a pretty cool for them."
Avila leads Diamondbacks in 8-4 win over Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Avila broke out of his slump in a big way.
Avila homered among his three hits and drove in two runs, Robbie Ray struck out 11 while pitching into the fifth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Tuesday night.
Avila started his big night by leading off the third with a towering homer to deep right-center off Vince Velasquez (1-3) that caromed off the base of the second deck. Avila began the at-bat in a 4-for-35 slump with 18 strikeouts.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robbie Ray was ready to make a new memory in St. Louis.
The left-hander struck out nine over six innings and the bullpen closed out a two-hitter, helping the Diamondbacks spoil the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener 3-1 on Thursday night.
Arizona improved to 6-1 for the second straight season and tied a franchise record for its best seven-game start. The team was also 6-1 in 2000.
St. Louis dropped its first home opener since 2015.
D-backs Ray fans 12 with no walks in minor league game
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Saying he's not disappointed about being passed over as Arizona's opening day starter, Robbie Ray dominated a minor league game in his final spring training appearance on Sunday. And with that, he pronounced himself ready to build on his breakout 15-win season of a year ago.
Ray struck out 12 with no walks in 6 1-3 innings against Colorado players from the high Class A ranks. He allowed two runs on five hits, including a two-run homer. He threw 86 pitches.
Aces low: Lots of top pitchers getting pounded in playoffs
Clayton Kershaw, raked for four home runs. Corey Kluber, clubbed. Chris Sale, swatted. Luis Severino, slammed.
This is October, right? The time when All-Star aces excel?
"I mean, I really don't know. You kind of have seen it with every game," Arizona lefty Robbie Ray said Friday.
LEADING OFF: NL teams continue series, AL arms get a rest
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
Dodgers keep Baez on playoff roster; D-backs make 2 changes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers relievers Pedro Baez and Ross Stripling are on Los Angeles' roster for the NL Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Slumping outfielder Joc Pederson and utilityman Tim Locastro didn't make the squad announced by manager Dave Roberts on Friday before Game 1 in Los Angeles.
4 D-backs starters on wild-card roster, Rockies go with 3
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have put four of their five starting pitchers on the roster for Wednesday night's National League wild-card game against the Colorado Rockies.
In addition to the game's starter Zack Greinke, left-hander Robbie Ray, a 15-game winner, will be in the Arizona bullpen along with fellow starters lefty Patrick Corbin and right-hander Zack Godley. Taijuan Walker was the only Diamondbacks starter not on the roster.
Ray wins 5th straight as Diamondbacks top Giants 3-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baseball fans gasped in horror when Robbie Ray was struck in the head by a line drive earlier this summer.
These days Ray isn't expecting anyone to feel sorry for him. The lefty has been as dominant as ever since coming off the disabled list.
Ray won his fifth straight start and A.J. Pollock hit a two-run double as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night.
Ray wins 5th straight as Diamondbacks top Giants 3-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robbie Ray won his fifth straight start and A.J. Pollack hit a two-run double as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night.
Ray (14-5) struck out 10 and gave up two runs (one earned), six hits and no walks as the Diamondbacks won for the 19th time in 24 games and for the eighth straight time on the road.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.D. Martinez keeps doing damage and the Arizona Diamondbacks keep winning.
Martinez tied a major league record by slugging four of Arizona's six home runs, and the Diamondbacks routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0 on Monday night for their 11th straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.D. Martinez tied a major league record by hitting four home runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0 on Monday night for their 11th straight victory.
Martinez became the 18th player in major league history to hit four homers in a game, and the 16th in the modern era. Earlier this year, Scooter Gennett accomplished the feat for Cincinnati.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.D. Martinez tied a major league record by slugging four of Arizona's six home runs, helping the Diamondbacks beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0 on Monday night for their 11th straight victory.
Robbie Ray struck out a career high 14 while helping second-place Arizona match the longest winning streak in the majors this season. The last time the D-backs won 11 in a row was June 18-30, 2003.
LEADING OFF: Indians aim for 12th in row, Arizona after 11th
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
LABOR OF LOVE
The streaking Cleveland Indians try to win their 12th in a row when they open a series in Chicago against the White Sox. The AL Central leaders are having their best run since setting a team record with 14 straight wins last year, and have outscored opponents 79-18 during this string. Trevor Bauer (14-8, 4.46) is set to start for the Indians — he's won a career-best seven consecutive decisions.
Goldschmidt, Ray help D-backs hand Dodgers 4th straight loss
PHOENIX (AP) — Finally, the seemingly invincible Los Angeles Dodgers are going through a little rough stretch, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are on a roll.
Paul Goldschmidt homered for the third straight game, Robbie Ray fanned 10 while pitching into the seventh inning and the Diamondbacks held on to beat Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night, sending the Dodgers to their first four-game losing streak of the season.
Ray solid in return as Diamondbacks edge Mets 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray knows how fortunate he was to be pitching on Thursday.
His club knows how lucky they were, too.
Ray returned to a big league mound for the first time since being hit in the head with a line drive last month, striking out nine in five innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 3-2.
"Very thankful that I didn't get hurt any more than I did and I'm just glad to be back out there," Ray said.
Mets’ Conforto dislocates shoulder after swinging in the 5th
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets outfielder Michael Conforto dislocated his left shoulder Thursday, collapsing in pain after swinging at a pitch.
The All-Star slugger was hurt in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks, yet another blow to a team beset by injuries all season and now out of contention.
"It turns your stomach," manager Terry Collins said. "A player was having a tremendous year and really making a name for himself. To go down like that and that kind of injury is tough to watch."