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PHOENIX -- After moving from the bullpen to the rotation early in the season, Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley compiled a 9-3 record with a 2.19 ERA over 12 starts, leading NL rookies in both categories. That was enough to make him the first rookie in team history to earn a trip to the All-Star Game.
Had his next two starts come any earlier, the left-hander might not be headed to Kansas City next week. In his last two outings, Miley is 0-2 with a 10.45 ERA over 10 23 innings, raising his season ERA to a still-impressive 3.04.
However, the shaky finish to Miley's first half does not accurately portray that he has undoubtedly been the D-backs most effective starter through 81 games, even if he'd never admit it.
"I started off well, had some good games put together, but it's how you finish, you know," Miley said Thursday. "We'll go into this All-Star break, regroup and get back after it."
Miley made his last start before the All-Star brea...
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PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Trevor Bauer on Thursday told reporters he planned to sit down that day or the next with catcher Miguel Montero to "talk about how he likes to call a game, how I like to call a game and find some middle ground."
He apparently didnt tell Montero about the meeting. Montero said after Thursday's game, a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers, that...
One of the ways Adam Eaton has endeared himself to the Diamondbacks: After hitting a hard single one day, Eaton took a wide turn around first base, inviting the outfielder to throw behind him. Eaton took a stutter step, but instead of retreating to first, he took off for second. He made it easily.
It was the kind of thing you might expect from a guy whose twitter handle includes...
Right-handed power hitters are in short supply on the trade market.
That could change, however, if the Arizona Diamondbacks fall from contention.
At that point, the D-backs would consider offers for right fielder Justin Upton, according to major-league sources.
The team currently is preparing for all trade possibilities -- buying, selling and veteran-for-veteran deals that would...
PHOENIX Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson admitted Wednesday night that his club had just been outplayed in all facets by the San Diego Padres, from pitching to hitting to defense. No one seemed more overmatched, though, than right fielder Justin Upton.
Upton suffered his latest poor offensive series as San Diego swept the D-backs. Upton went 1 for 14 in three games against...
PHOENIX Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson made no secret Friday of the fact that night's game with the first place Los Angeles Dodgers was a big one, against reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw.
"If we could beat him tonight, that's the kind of thing that can set you on your way, just turn things around," Gibson said before the game.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Justin Upton broke out of a 3-for-19 slump with a key two-run triple and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Friday night and snap a six-game losing streak.
Josh Collmenter scattered six hits over six innings for the Diamondbacks, who moved within three games of .500 and six games of first-place Los Angeles in the NL West. Collmenter...
Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning that propelled the San Diego Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night and their first ever three-game sweep in Phoenix.
Grandal has now homered in four of his six hits and was the seventh player since 1900 to homer in his first three hits. He hit David Hernandez's pitch just over...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Scott Van Slyke and Elian Herrera hit solo home runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent Arizona to its sixth straight loss with a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings, with four strikeouts.
Van Slyke went deep off Miley and Herrera hit his first big league homer to chase...