PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's 2021 baseball season was a stunner for a lot of the wrong reasons.
Josh VanMeter's game-winning homer on Sunday provided the Diamondbacks with a rare happy surprise.
VanMeter's solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the season finale for both teams.
PHOENIX (AP) — After 3 1/2 long months, Luke Weaver was very glad to be back on the mound. And even on the base paths.
“I was battling a little of that nervous energy this morning,” the Arizona right-hander said after he pitched six innings in the Diamondbacks’ 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carson Kelly and Pavin Smith hit solo home runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks came back against the Pirates’ bullpen for a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night.
Kelly’s homer came in the seventh against Pittsburgh reliever Anthony Banda (2-1) to give the Diamondbacks the lead for good.
PHOENIX (AP) — Josh VanMeter hit a two-run homer, Taylor Widener pitched five quality innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the slumping Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Phillies lost for the fifth time in seven games and dropped 2 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East.
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.
PHOENIX (AP) — It was far from certain that Asdrúbal Cabrera would be wearing an Arizona Diamondbacks uniform on Friday night.
But MLB's trade deadline during the afternoon came and went, and the last-place Diamondbacks didn't deal him to a contender.
PHOENIX (AP) — Josh VanMeter began the night on the bench with a .182 batting average. The Arizona Diamondbacks infielder didn’t get into the game until the fifth inning — and ended up a homer short of the cycle.
PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado manager Bud Black has lamented his team's inability to get big hits on the road this season.
That wasn't the case Thursday.
Dom Nunez doubled twice and the Rockies had five extra-base hits and went 7 for 14 with runners in scoring position to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3, avoiding a three-game sweep by the team with the worst record in the majors.