D-backs trending up, striving to catch Dodgers
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks lost some of their best players to trades or free agency over the past 12 months.
Vargas hits game-winner in 19th, D-backs top Cards 3-2
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona had ample reasons to be a beaten-down ballclub one day after being officially eliminated from the National League playoff race.
Diamondbacks score 3 in 8th to rally past Rockies, 5-3
PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly is looking more and more like the big-hitting catcher the Arizona Diamondbacks have sought for some time.
Kelly's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning was part...
Giants take on the Diamondbacks in division play
San Francisco Giants (60-61, third in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (61-60, second in the NL West)
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Diamondbacks use 3 homers in 6th to rally past Rockies
DENVER (AP) — Somewhere around the fifth inning, Josh Rojas began to gaze around the ball park and a particular thought dawned on him.
"I realized I'm in the big leagues right now," the...
Kelly blasts 2 late homers, D-backs beat Dodgers 3-2 in 11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Instead of walking off with another win, the Los Angeles Dodgers walked right out onto the field to confront Archie Bradley.
Dodgers face off against the Diamondbacks in division play
Arizona Diamondbacks (59-57, second in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (77-41, first in the NL West)
Velasquez tosses 7 strong in Phillies’ 7-3 win over D-backs
PHOENIX (AP) — Vince Velasquez has had a week to remember.
Last Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies right-hander threw out a runner at home plate in the 14th inning to become the first major...
Velasquez expected to start for the Phillies against Diamondbacks
Philadelphia Phillies (58-53, second in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (56-56, second in the NL West)
Oh, baby! D-backs rookie dad wins Yankee Stadium debut, 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — This momentous month just keeps getting better for Taylor Clarke.
Five days after the birth of his daughter, the rookie pitcher was an impressive winner in his Yankee Stadium...
Kelly’s homer lifts Diamondbacks over Orioles 5-2
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.
Arizona to visit San Francisco Friday
Arizona Diamondbacks (42-41, third in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (34-46, fifth in the NL West)
Locastro wins it, D-backs end six-game losing streak
PHOENIX (AP) — Tim Locastro has been hit by pitches 12 times in 102 plate appearances this season. Avoiding it with the bases loaded on Sunday still worked in his favor.
Scherzer strikes out 10, Nationals beat Arizona 7-3
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals gave Max Scherzer early run support, and that made his job a lot easier Friday night.
Scherzer struck out 10 in seven innings, Anthony Rendon and...
Kelly, Marte HR as Diamondbacks finish sweep, beat Jays 8-2
TORONTO (AP) — Arizona's biggest inning in almost two years gave left-hander Robbie Ray all the cushion he needed against the struggling Blue Jays.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona right-hander Luke Weaver has a mild sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow along with a mild flexor pronator strain, and the Diamondbacks expect him...
Weaver solid as Diamondbacks power past Rockies 9-2
DENVER (AP) — Luke Weaver's comfort level with his new team is on the rise, and so is his pitching.
Weaver tossed seven strong innings, Nick Ahmed and Carson Kelly hit back-to-back home runs...
Kelly’s hit lifts Diamondbacks in 9th as Red Sox fall to 2-8
PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly watched teammate Eduardo Escobar get thrown out at home plate on Nick Ahmed's hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kelly was on deck, and the play served as...
Kelly’s hit lifts D-backs in 9th, Red Sox fall to 2-8
PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly drilled a single into the left field corner, scoring Nick Ahmed with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the struggling Boston Red Sox...
Kelly’s hit ends D-backs’ 13-inning win over Dodgers, 5-4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carson Kelly went to the batting cage three or four times as the innings rolled on. He put on his catching gear and took it off a couple of times as well, waiting for double...
Newcomer Kelly gets 1st chance to catch Arizona ace Greinke
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have tried to match up Zack Greinke with the same catcher per the pitcher's request. On Monday, 24-year-old Carson Kelly got his first chance...
Kelly, Weaver ready to make their marks for Diamondbacks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carson Kelly and Luke Weaver will always been known as the other players in the Paul Goldschmidt trade. No matter what they do for the rest of their careers, good or bad, they will be linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks' fan-favorite first baseman.
But the Diamondbacks do not consider them replacements for Goldschmidt.
Cardinals hope Goldschmidt can lead them back to playoffs
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After missing postseason play for the past three seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals believe they've struck gold with Paul Goldschmidt in their quest to play into October.
"We knew we just couldn't have a stagnant offseason. We knew we had to make some changes to our club because we felt like even though we had a good team last year, we still weren't good enough," said John Mozeliak, the team's president of baseball operations.
Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt’s move to St Louis, Cubs not
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he was smelling roses.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, not so much.
St. Louis acquired the six-time All-Star first baseman from the Diamondbacks last week for pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick.
Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, acquiring slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, St. Louis sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona.
Cardinals catcher Molina out of lineup for 4th straight game
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game because of a hamstring problem.
The Cardinals held the second NL wild-card spot going into Monday night's game at home against Pittsburgh.
The nine-time All-Star felt tightness in his left hamstring while running the bases on Wednesday in Washington.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have placed struggling reliever Greg Holland on the disabled list with a right hip impingement.
The Cardinals made the move Saturday after Holland's ERA ballooned to 9.45 following a bumpy inning of work Friday night in an 8-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Holland, a three-time All Star, allowed two runs on three hits. He has surrendered two runs in each of his last four appearances.
Manager Mike Matheny gave no timetable for Holland's possible return.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals shifted pitcher Adam Wainwright to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday because of persistent pain in his right elbow, with no set timetable for his return.
The Cardinals announced the move prior to their game against Philadelphia. The three-time All-Star has been bothered by the elbow most of the season, and is on the DL for second time this year.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have put catcher Carson Kelly on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, a setback for a team already without the injured Yadier Molina behind the plate.
The Cardinals also moved pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL and called up catcher Steve Baron from Triple-A Memphis.
Fowler Ks with bases loaded in 9th, Cards lose to Padres 3-0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Richard got the better of Lance Lynn in a rematch of an Indiana high school playoff game from 14 years ago, and Brad Hand just narrowly made sure the result held.
Dexter Fowler struck out against Hand with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, capping the San Diego Padres' 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Cardinals activate OF Grichuk, LHP Duke from DL
CHICAGO (AP) — The sliding St. Louis Cardinals made a flurry of moves before the start of a key series against the Chicago Cubs, activating outfielder Randal Grichuk and reliever Zach Duke from the disabled list on Friday and recalling catching prospect Carson Kelly from Triple-A Memphis.
Cardinals notes: Kelly fills in for ailing Carpenter
JUPITER, Fla. • A late scratch of Matt Carpenter from Thursday’s lineup enabled Carson Kelly to take over as the Cardinals’ designated hitter and the latter singled in two runs in a go-ahead fourth inning of the Cardinals’ 9-4 exhibition win over Atlanta.