D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

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Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

Aug 18, 2015

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

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Major League Baseball enlisted a little star power to help announce its latest youth initiative in Japan. Representatives from the Arizona Diamondbacks, including recent Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson, Tony La Russa and Luis Gonzalez, took time out of their goodwill tour ...

Aug 9, 2015

Diamondbacks retire Johnson's No. 51

Saying “there were a lot of special moments created here,” Randy Johnson thanked fans, teammates, front office personnel, even the clubhouse guys, when the Arizona Diamondbacks retired his No. 51 on Saturday night. Johnson won four consecutive NL Cy Young Awards and a World ...

D-Backs pound Iwakuma

Jul 29, 2015

D-Backs pound Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma was roughed up for six runs in 5⅔ innings on 10 hits, his worst in the major leagues, and took his second loss of the season in the Seattle Mariners’ 8-4 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Iwakuma (2-2) gave up ...

Harvey stays sharp on hill

Jun 5, 2015

Harvey stays sharp on hill

A home run gave Matt Harvey the jolt he needed. Harvey clamped down on Arizona’s hitters after giving up an early long ball to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, striking out nine over seven innings to end a three-game losing streak in the New York Mets’ 6-2 ...

Dodgers rally past D-Backs

May 3, 2015

Dodgers rally past D-Backs

The day at the ballpark began for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and his players watching the Kentucky Derby live on video screens during batting practice. It ended with them transfixed at their lockers watching the final few rounds of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ...

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Apr 9, 2015

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Chris Heston plunked the first batter he faced and compounded it by throwing the ball into right field while trying to pick him off. The two-base error led to a run, not exactly the start a pitcher going for his first big league win ...

Giants rally for win in ninth

Sep 18, 2014

Giants rally for win in ninth

Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble. The annual ritual of making rookies wear unflattering outfits on one of the last road ...

Kershaw rolls to 16th victory

Aug 28, 2014

Kershaw rolls to 16th victory

It’s almost September and Clayton Kershaw loaded the bases for the first time all season. Of course, nobody scored. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the ...

Nats keep win streak alive

Aug 21, 2014

Nats keep win streak alive

Bryce Harper has a suggestion for those looking for the perfect word to describe the Washington Nationals’ recent run of walk-off victories and nine straight wins overall. Harper scored the winning run on pinch hitter Anthony Rendon’s single in the ninth inning as Washington ...

Nationals reel off 7th straight

Aug 19, 2014

Nationals reel off 7th straight

Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win. It was the third walk-off win in as many days for NL-East ...