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SAN DIEGO Chris Young has committed larceny at Petco Park before.
Ask Mike Cameron, who saw a grand slam disappear into Young's glove in 2007. YouTube it, for the catch of Young's career.
But try as Young might, he could not quite reach Chris Denorfia's two-run home run in the last of the eighth inning Wednesday, when San Diego handed the Diamondbacks their first loss of the season, 2-1, at Petco Park.
The ball and Young's glove ended on the other side of the center field fence the ball actually nicked the glove beyond the wall after Denorfia lined a 2-1 fastball from David Hernandez to dead center. Hernandez was playing the park, knowing how tough is it to drive a ball out.
Young had visions of the Cameron play, and of the one in Colorado last season, when he took a home run away from Ty Wigginton at Coors Field on May 25.
"I kind of saw it happening when I was going back to it. In my mind, I'm like I may have a chance to rob this one.' I knew i...
BEST OF MAXIM
SAN DIEGO The Diamondbacks are off to the best start in franchise history, and Chris Young is right there with them.
The D-backs have won four straight, Young has hit in four straight, and even party-pooping Petco Park could not hold Young's line drive into the left field seats in the 11th inning off old friend Micah Owings for a 4-2 victory over San Diego on Tuesday.
Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton was given a day off Tuesday after suffering a jammed left thumb when he slid hard into second base attempting to break up a double play Sunday.
Upton clipped his thumb on the second base bag as he slid through the bag on Ryan Roberts ground ball to third with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. The Giants turned the double play to end...
SAN DIEGO There was a new nameplate on manager Kirk Gibson's desk in the San Diego clubhouse.
A Diamondbacks logo and the words Deal With It were printed on the raised brass plate, which was slotted into grooves cut into two 50-caliber bullets.
Gibson could not have been prouder.
"Pretty cool, Gibson said in a classic understatement.
The D-backs adopted that motto...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chris Young hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks remained undefeated with a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
After Micah Owings (0-1) hit leadoff batter Gerardo Parra, Young sent the next pitch into the lower deck of the left-field stands for his second homer.
Craig Breslow (1-0) pitched a perfect 10th inning...
SHOWING SOME GLOVE
An Arizona Diamondbacks fan leaned over a railing with his glove to make a nice snag a line drive foul ball during Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Giants second baseman Emmanuel Burriss hit a line drive foul down the first base side. Burriss ended up grounding out to the...
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-0 for the first time their 14-year history. With Joe Saunders on the mound against the San Diego Padres, they have a good chance of improving that mark.
Saunders looks to build off last season's success against the Padres when the teams continue their three-game set Wednesday night at Petco Park.
Arizona is off to the best start in franchise history...
Arizona Diamondbacks ace Ian Kennedy wasn't happy with how he pitched on opening day.
It would be hard for him to complain about how he has fared against the San Diego Padres recently.
Kennedy has piled up a staggering amount of strikeouts in winning five straight starts against the Padres, and he gets his first look at them this season in Thursday night's series finale...
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Ian Kennedy struck out nine in six innings to remain perfect for his career against San Diego, and Jason Kubel doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to send the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Padres on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks, who matched the 2000 club for the best six-game start at 5-1, took two of three from the Padres. Chris Young hit a solo...
By Matt Beardmore
Oakland Athletics assistant general manager David Forst said that Trevor Cahill took the offseason deal to Arizona in stride.
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has already seen a much more expressive side to his new right-hander.
Cahill makes his NL debut Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres when the visiting Diamondbacks look to open 4-0 for...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ian Kennedy struck out nine in six innings to remain perfect for his career against San Diego, and Jason Kubel doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to send the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Padres on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks, who matched the 2000 club for the best six-game start at 5-1, took two of three from the Padres. Chris...