Greinke looks for more success at Miller Park

Greinke looks for more success at Miller Park

Arizona starter Zack Greinke and Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson will both face their former teams when they take the mound at Miller Park on Saturday.

As a starter for the Brewers in 2011, Greinke was undefeated (11-0) at Miller Park. But when he returned as the Dodgers starter on May 21, 2013, his perfect season (3-0) and perfect run in Milwaukee were snapped in a 5-2 loss. Through 27 appearances -- 26 starts -- Greinke is 16-2 in his career at Miller Park.

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Carson Mason is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

D-backs tie it on 9th-inning HR, win in 10th

D-backs tie it on 9th-inning HR, win in 10th

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers got their Opening Day starter back from the disabled list but lost their manager to an ejection, lost a lead with two outs in the ninth and then lost a game, 4-2, after the D-backs scored twice in the top of the 10th inning on Friday at Miller Park.

Chris Iannetta's solo home run in the ninth off Brewers closer Corey Knebel forced a 10th inning, during which Chris Owings scored the go-ahead run on Wily Peralta's wild pitch and Jake Lamb added insurance with an RBI double for his second RBI of the night. The D-backs won for the 10th time in 11 games, while the Brewers lost their fifth straight.

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Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Carson Mason is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee who covered the D-backs on Friday.

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Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

Yearly, single-team subscriptions are half off until Monday night

Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

MLB.TV will be offering 50 percent off subscriptions throughout Memorial Day weekend. MLB.TV Premium, with nearly two dozen features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market Major League Baseball games at 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices, is on sale for just $56.49. MLB.TV Single Team subscriptions are also available, on sale for $43.74.

Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich can attest to the value of MLB.TV to displaced military families. His brother Cameron has been able to follow games that way.

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Iannetta comes up big with clutch HR in 9th

D-backs' catcher was hit in face by pitch two weeks before dinger

Iannetta comes up big with clutch HR in 9th

Chris Iannetta was just looking for a way to keep the game going as he stepped to the plate Friday night with the D-backs down to their final out in the ninth inning, trailing the Brewers by a run.

The D-backs catcher did just that, sending a 1-1 pitch from Brewers closer Corey Knebel over the wall in left-center to tie the game and send it to extras, where the D-backs prevailed, 4-2, in 10 innings at Miller Park.

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Carson Mason is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee.

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Delgado earns Monday start vs. Pirates

Lovullo says right-hander will build off 61 pitches he threw in first start

Delgado earns Monday start vs. Pirates

Randall Delgado will make his second start of the season for the D-backs in place of Taijuan Walker on Monday against the Pirates.

Walker is on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his index finger and Delgado took his place last Wednesday against the White Sox. It was the right-hander's first start since 2015, and he allowed two runs (one earned) over four innings while throwing a season-high 61 pitches.

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Carson Mason is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee.

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Homers, Ray lift D-backs to 4th straight win

Homers, Ray lift D-backs to 4th straight win

MILWAUKEE -- Gregor Blanco led off the first inning with a home run, Chris Owings did the same in the second and Robbie Ray was brilliant for seven innings, as the surging D-backs won for the ninth time in 10 games by beating the suddenly struggling Brewers, 4-0, at Miller Park on Thursday night.

Ray, the 25-year-old left-hander, allowed two singles in seven scoreless innings to win his second straight start. He struck out nine batters and walked none while lowering his road ERA to 0.81 in 33 1/3 innings. Only Minnesota's Ervin Santana (0.31) and Atlanta's Julio Teheran (0.71) have been better away from home this season.

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Carson Mason is an associate reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. She covered the D-backs on Thursday.

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Ray gives bullpen a break with 7 scoreless

D-backs lefty allows just two hits and strikes out nine

Ray gives bullpen a break with 7 scoreless

Having used just about all of their bullpen the day before, the D-backs really needed Robbie Ray to pitch deep into the game Thursday night.

The left-hander delivered, carving up the Brewers for seven innings as the D-backs grabbed the first game of the four-game series, 4-0, at Miller Park.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Carson Mason contributed to this report.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hughes lands on Goldy's shoulders

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Hughes lands on Goldy's shoulders

Remember those "Train A departed Station A going northeast at 40 mph, and Train B departed Station B going southwest at 34.7 mph" math problems in school? They were hard (and if you disagree, kudos to you for being smart). 

Well, in the D-backs' 4-0 win over the Brewers on Thursday night, a baseball version of that scenario played out when Jared Hughes uncorked a wild pitch in the top of the eighth inning and ran toward home plate at ___ mph. Paul Goldschmidt, the runner on third, took off for home at a speed of ___ mph, which led to this pile-up at the plate when Hughes tried getting out of Goldy's way.

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D-backs uncertain who will take Walker's spot

No decision has been made on who will start Monday's series opener

D-backs uncertain who will take Walker's spot

One day after using reliever Randall Delgado and five of his bullpen mates to fill in for injured starter Taijuan Walker, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was not ready to say what the team will do when Walker's turn comes around again Monday in Pittsburgh.

"Not at this point," Lovullo said. "We certainly love what Randall did. He did a great job, so we're going to see how he feels for the next couple of days and then have an announcement. Yesterday, it was a little bit of a challenging day for us and Randall stepped up and did a great job. We felt like we could've extended him a little longer, but it was time to turn it over to the bullpen." 

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Carson Mason is an associate reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. She covered the D-backs on Thursday.

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A fan danced to YMCA dressed like a cowboy

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A fan danced to YMCA dressed like a cowboy

It is easy to lose sight of the best part of being a fan: Losing yourself in the euphoria of the game. During Wednesday afternoon's 8-6 win over the White Sox, a D-backs fan showed what joy can be found in the experience of fandom.

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D-backs hold off White Sox to seal sweep

D-backs hold off White Sox to seal sweep

PHOENIX -- The D-backs put together a six-run rally in the fifth inning and then held off a persistent White Sox offense for an 8-6 win Wednesday afternoon and a sweep of the three-game series at Chase Field.

The D-backs have won three straight and eight of their last nine to go 10 games above .500 for the first time since the 2011 season.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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D-backs' relievers deliver in bullpen day win

Lovullo: Games like Wednesday 'build a lot of camaraderie'

D-backs' relievers deliver in bullpen day win

PHOENIX -- Going up against one of the best young starting pitchers in baseball, the D-backs decided they would mix-and-match with a bullpen game to fill the hole created when starter Taijuan Walker went on the disabled list with a blister.

Like just about everything else this season, it worked out just fine for the D-backs, who completed a three-game sweep over the White Sox with an 8-6 win Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Barry M. Bloom

Road work ahead for D-backs

Away from Chase Field, Arizona last in Majors in runs scored, RBIs

Road work ahead for D-backs

PHOENIX -- The D-backs have soared past the quarter-pole mark of the 2017 season, and with Memorial Day on the horizon, they have played much better than expected.

At 29-19 after Wednesday's 8-6 series sweep of the White Sox at Chase Field, the D-backs are 10 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2011 season. And D-backs fans know what happened that season. Their club won the National League West title.

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Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Injured Pollock won't join D-backs on road trip

Injured Pollock won't join D-backs on road trip

PHOENIX -- D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock is not scheduled to join the team on the upcoming 11-game road trip to Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Miami.

Pollock is making progress after being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin on May 15. He's done some light running, but he still has work to do in his rehab.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Duplantier lowers ERA to 0.56 for Cougars

Duplantier lowers ERA to 0.56 for Cougars

After his second straight scoreless start for the Dayton Dragons, also the longest of his career, Tony Santillan may not have much more to prove at the Class A level.

The Reds' No. 14 prospect flat-out dominated over eight innings on Wednesday against Great Lakes, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out five in a game that was suspended due to rain after 13 scoreless frames. In his previous turn, Santillan had completed a then-season-high seven innings after losing a perfect game bid with one out in the seventh.

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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Lamb, Herrmann homers power D-backs to win

Lamb, Herrmann homers power D-backs to win

PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run first inning, as the D-backs held on to beat the White Sox, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

It was the 12th homer of the year for Lamb, who was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Paul Goldschmidt also drove in a run in the first with a triple, and Chris Herrmann added a solo homer in the second.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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Herrmann heating up? Catcher homers again

Herrmann heating up? Catcher homers again

PHOENIX -- Chris Herrmann knows what can happen when he starts to get hot at the plate. All the D-backs catcher has to do is look back at 2016 for evidence of that.

So, while his numbers the first seven weeks of this season have not been up to his standards, there are signs that his bat may be coming around. The latest indication came in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the White Sox at Chase Field, when he homered in the third consecutive game for the first time in his career.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Moo-ve over! D-backs pitchers milk cows

Hoover, Chafin, Bradley compete in contest at Chase Field

Moo-ve over! D-backs pitchers milk cows

PHOENIX -- It was clear that D-backs pitchers Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin and J.J. Hoover were taking the Cow Milking Contest seriously Tuesday afternoon.

Bradley sported a cowboy hat, Chafin was wearing his D-backs shorts and there was a disagreement about the rules -- whether the milking bucket should rest on the ground or be held up by an assistant.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Miller 'feels good' after Tommy John surgery

Miller 'feels good' after Tommy John surgery

PHOENIX -- D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller spoke with the media on Tuesday, the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery May 11, and he said he feels better than expected.

"It feels good," said Miller, who is now wearing a brace. "To finally get out of that cast I was in was nice, to get a little more mobile in this thing and actually get to start doing some rehab stuff."

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pipeline: Banda leads Reno to win

Pipeline: Banda leads Reno to win

After Double-A Erie was forced to use six pitchers during Monday's 14-13 loss against Harrisburg, the SeaWolves desperately needed a big performance out of starter Myles Jaye on Tuesday.

The Tigers' No. 15 prospect delivered, tossing six scoreless innings and setting a career high with 11 strikeouts before Erie walked it off in the ninth against the Senators to win, 2-1.

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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Zack dazzles again, delivers 4th straight win

Zack dazzles again, delivers 4th straight win

PHOENIX -- As soon as he popped out of the dugout and started toward the pitcher's mound, the boos began to rain down on D-backs manager Torey Lovullo.

The Chase Field crowd of 18,333 wanted to see Zack Greinke get the final out of what would be a 5-1 win over the White Sox, but Lovullo had other ideas.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Greinke spins 12-K gold to sink White Sox

Greinke spins 12-K gold to sink White Sox

PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke continued his recent run of success, allowing one run over 8 2/3 innings as the D-backs beat the White Sox, 5-1, on Monday night at Chase Field.

Greinke (6-2) won his fourth straight start and his fifth straight decision as he puts together a bounceback season following a disappointing 2016. The right-hander struck out a season-high 12, the 27th double-digit strikeout game of his career and his third this year.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Lamb takes NL Player of Week honor

D-backs third baseman had four homers, 10 RBIs in five games

Lamb takes NL Player of Week honor

Jake Lamb's ascent to one of the most feared cleanup hitters in the Majors got back on track this week, as the Diamondbacks third baseman started sizzling again after a two-week slump.

Lamb was named National League Player of the Week for his efforts, a monster seven-day stretch in which the left-handed hitter drove in 10 runs in five games.

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Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @joetrezz. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Iannetta shows no fear in first at-bat since HBP

D-backs catcher homers, doesn't flinch after coming off DL

Iannetta shows no fear in first at-bat since HBP

SAN DIEGO -- It was natural for people to wonder how exactly D-backs catcher Chris Iannetta would react the first time he stepped back in the batter's box after being hit in the face by a 93 mph fastball on May 12.

Iannetta gave a pretty clear answer Sunday afternoon when he hit the first pitch he saw since the beaning over the wall in right-center for a solo homer in the D-backs' 5-1 loss to the Padres at Petco Park.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Walker lands on DL with finger blister

Walker lands on DL with finger blister

SAN DIEGO -- The D-backs placed right-hander Taijuan Walker on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a blister on his right index finger.

"I don't think it's going to be that long," D-backs GM Mike Hazen said. "This is something he's been dealing with for a few weeks now, and while it was making some progress start to start, it's still something that he's been managing through."

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

D-backs drop finale to Padres

D-backs drop finale to Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Richard allowed just one run, while tossing a complete game, as the Padres snapped a season-high five-game losing streak and avoided a sweep by beating the D-backs, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.

"If anybody asks, [Richard's] probably the unquestioned leader on the team at this point in time," Padres manager Andy Green said. "He's not the 'rah-rah' or in-your-face type of guy but he does everything right. To have that model for the rest of our pitching staff is great."

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Ryan Posner is a contributor to MLB.com based in San Diego. He covered the Padres on Sunday.

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Jonathan Mayo

Reed makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Reed makes Pipeline Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

This week's Prospect Team of the Week features our first two repeat performers, an organization hitting the list for the first time and the youngest player to make the team so far this year.

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Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

D-backs pick up slack in Pollock's absence

D-backs pick up slack in Pollock's absence

SAN DIEGO -- There were many reasons for the D-backs' struggles in 2016, but one that is cited most often is the injury to outfielder A.J. Pollock just a few days before Opening Day.

It has only been five games since Pollock strained his right groin, a very small sample size, but the D-backs seem to be responding well, having won all five.

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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.