Arizona Diamondbacks (47-96, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (91-53, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (2-9, 4.32 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 114 strikeouts) Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (9-7, 3.39 ERA, .98 WHIP, 127 strikeouts)
SEATTLE (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Caleb Smith has lost his appeal and will serve a 10-day suspension for the use of a foreign substance in a game.
Smith is the second major league pitcher to serve a suspension under umpires’ increased emphasis on enforcing the banned-substance rules.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Caleb Smith has been suspended 10 games and fined an undisclosed amount for having a foreign substance on his glove during a game last week.
Smith's suspension, announced on Tuesday, is the second this season as Major League Baseball cracks down on pitchers using sticky substances to get a better grip on the ball.
PHOENIX (AP) — Yu Darvish left a rocky start early with lower back tightness, and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage to beat the San Diego Padres 12-3 on Thursday night.
Pavin Smith had four RBIs and Caleb Smith pitched 5 1/3 quality innings of relief for the last-place Diamondbacks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and David Bote homered, Trevor Williams pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday.
Bryant and Bote each hit two-run shots as Chicago took two of three in the series.
PHOENIX (AP) — Caleb Smith pitched 6 2/3 stellar innings, Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer for the second straight game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Monday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martínez ended a seven-start winless streak, Nolan Arenado broke a fifth-inning tie with a two-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Tuesday night for their first consecutive wins in two weeks.
PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Martinez's no-hit bid ended in the seventh inning when the St. Louis right-hander gave up a leadoff single to Arizona's Ketel Marte on Thursday night.
Marte lined a single into left field that fell in front of Tyler O'Neill, and Eduardo Escobar followed with a single to right.
NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor blamed his apparent dugout dustup with Jeff McNeil on a runaway rodent. One saw a rat, he claimed, and the other a raccoon.
The story stunk like a skunk, but either way, the night ended in a New York Mets victory...