Found August 31, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- It has been apparent for some time now that the Diamondbacks must to find a new path to the postseason. Advancing from ahead is so last year. So they are trying the St. LouisTampa Bay way. Beating NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on Thursday was, if nothing else, a good sign. The D-backs broke a six-game losing streak behind Ian Kennedy and a bullpen featuring the Pied Piper of double plays, Brad Ziegler, to beat the Dodgers 2-0. After their seventh straight victory over the Dodgers, the D-backs (65-67) are 9 12 games behind the Giants in the NL West and 6 12 behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card. Right in the race? Recent history cannot say a peep. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson has held up the 2011 World Series-winning Cardinals as the standard for powering through the tough times, and Tony La Russa is with him. The Diamondbacks are right," La Russa said while taking in a game at Chase Field last week. "It is all about refusing to give in. Then...

D-backs' bad homestand sets up vital road trip

PHOENIX -- Before the Diamondbacks were swept for the second straight series Wednesday, manager Kirk Gibson insisted his team has been playing do-or-die baseball for a while now. It could be argued the D-backs haven't yet played any true do-or-die games or series, but there's no arguing the dire nature of the coming road trip through Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego...

Putz likely to return as D-backs' closer

LOS ANGELES Diamondbacks closer J. J. Putz has had a great run the last three months, and it is almost certainly will have a chance to build on it next season.The D-backs have a 6.5 million option on Putz for 2013, and while general manager Kevin Towers did not come out and say Putz will return, he said that was a fair price for a very productive player.And Towers values his bullpens...

Top MLB prospect Trevor Bauer moonlights as a rapper

Trevor Bauer is one of the most highly touted young pitchers in baseball, but apparently that isn’t enough to satisfy him. The Diamondbacks’ prospect has taken his rapping interest to the internet, where he has released seven songs in the past four months. Check out his Sound Cloud page here, and see if his musical offerings are to your taste.

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 3(11)

Jason Kubel homered to lead off the 11th inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 after they blew a three-run lead on Friday night for their eighth consecutive win over their NL West rival. Kubel sent a 1-1 pitch from Matt Guerrier (0-1) into the lower right field seats for his 27th homer. Guerrier was making his first appearance since April 18,...

INF Ransom returning to Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. Ransom opened the season with the Diamondbacks' organization and was claimed on waivers by the Brewers on May 23. He hit .196 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 64 games with Milwaukee. Ransom hit .269 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 17 games with Arizona after having his contract...

Ransom Claimed by D-Backs, Farris Recalled

Photo: Kevin Cox/Getty Images Exactly one hundred days after getting claimed off waivers by the Brewers, Cody Ransom is back with his old team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Brewers must have put Ransom on waivers at some point in the last few days, and he was claimed by Arizona, who needed some infield depth after the trade of Stephen Drew. The Brewers didn’t get anything in...

Kershaw open to extension with Dodgers

D-backs know they still have a shot

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of ground to make up in a month in both the NL West and the NL wild card races. It's a daunting task, but they can look at what the Cardinals and Rays did last year for inspiration. "We all remember last year, in both leagues," right-hander Brad Ziegler said. The D-backs (66-67) entered the final two games of a four-game series...

Kershaw, Dodgers bested by D-backs

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ian Kennedy pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Chris Young hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Thursday night, snapping a six-game skid. The Diamondbacks extended their winning streak over the Dodgers to seven in a row in the opener of a four-game series. Los Angeles lost for...

D-backs' road trip begins vs. Dodgers

It's been a so-so stretch for the Los Angeles Dodgers since their blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox. Their results against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season haven't been close to mediocre. Looking to end a six-game losing streak to their NL West rivals, the Dodgers hope Clayton Kershaw can continue his recent success Thursday night in the opener of a four-game...
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