While Justin Upton's name had been popping up in recent trade rumors, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers says the club is highly unlikely to move its franchise player this season.
The Diamondbacks' recent play is a big reason why.
Surging Arizona tries for a season-best sixth consecutive victory and a three-game sweep of the visiting Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
The Diamondbacks (49-48) have picked up the pace after a lackluster start - with much of their recent success coming at home. Arizona has outscored opponents 164-97 in winning 18 of 23 games at Chase Field, batting .319 overall and .351 with runners in scoring position in that span.
The Diamondbacks continued their recent tear Tuesday, prevailing 6-2 behind seven strong innings from Joe Saunders and a two-run homer by Chris Young. Arizona has won a season-high eight in a row at home - including all five contests since the All-Star break.
"It's been amazing for the team," said Young, who's gone 8 f...