Found September 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks just concluded the longest season in major league history, and it certainly must have felt that way at times.They played 1,538 innings, one more than the 1964 Yankees, but not one of them was played with the 25-man roster they counted on entering the season. That group spent a combined 100 weeks on the disabled list, a contributing factor in the D-backs' second straight 81-81 finish.It was not supposed to end this way. The January mega-trade that sent Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Braves in a package for Martin Prado was made to add chemistry and give the team more offensive diversity, and in one measure, it did.The Diamondbacks' 3-2 victory over the Nationals on Sunday was their major league-best 34th one-run victory of the season. They also led the majors with 33 wins in their final at-bat and tied for the lead with 13 walkoff victories. Grit wins.At the same time, the changes were not reflected in the record. And while anyone suggesting...
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