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PHOENIX -- Five months ago, The Diamondbacks' walkoff celebration was a simple mixture of dirt and water.As the walkoffs grew, so did the brew.Thus, Willie Bloomquist found himself lathered in a combination bananas, bubble gum, water, dirt, Gatorade and whatever else D-backs' players could carry to the field to greet him after his one-out single in the 10th inning gave the D-backs a 4-3 victory over Toronto on Wednesday afternoon to avoid a sweep.The D-backs have 16 extra-inning victories and 13 walk-offs, numbers that have given ringleader Martin Prado and his merry pranksters plenty of time to revise the victory shower.Bananas? They sit on a shelf in the D-backs' dugout in case players need a shot of potassium to avoid cramping.But, bananas?"I think, literally, when that happens, everyone just grabs whatever they can," said Adam Eaton, who part of the celebration after scoring the winning run."I was holding on to Willie and I had banana falling on me and...
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In the midst of a breakout season, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has earned a college degree.
Goldschmidt officially secured his bachelor's degree in management from the University of Phoenix when grades were posted last week.
The slugger, one of the top candidates for NL MVP, took his final 10 classes online over the last two years after transferring...
PHOENIX -- After talking with general manager Kevin Towers on Tuesday, manager Kirk Gibson said the Diamondbacks will monitor Patrick Corbin's next start Friday in San Francisco with an eye toward his long-term health.Shutting Corbin down was not mentioned, but it would appear to be a possibility if his inningscontinue to rise and the D-backs continue to fall the in the race...
2013 has been a frustrating year for J.J. Putz. After looking like he had finally regained the form that made him such a reliable closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Putz dislocated his little finger while trying to barehand a ground ball on August 23rd and found himself back on the DL. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Putz is still planning to return to the mound before...
More often than not, the No. 1 goal of a young baseball fan attending a game is to get themselves a baseball. Many times, those youngsters don’t get a ball, and that’s a bummer. What’s even more of a bummer, though, is when you’re oh so close to getting a ball, but it just doesn’t work out.
That’s what happened for a young Arizona Diamondbacks fan Sunday at Chase Field...
Willie Bloomquist lined his third hit for a run-scoring single in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Eric Chavez got the final rally started by blooping a single off Luis Perez (0-1) and pinch-runner Adam Eaton moved to third on A.J. Pollock's single off Jeremy Jeffress. Bloomquist then...
Paul Goldschmidt broke out of a slump with two hits and two RBIs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.
Martin Prado and Aaron Hill also drove in runs for the Diamondbacks, who won their second straight after losing five of their previous six. Miguel Montero added two hits.
Pablo Sandoval had two hits and drove in a run for the Giants...
Wade Miley couldn't make it out of the second inning on another long night at home for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Toronto jumped on Miley for five runs in 1 2-3 innings and the Blue Jays went on to beat the fading Diamondbacks 10-4.
Arizona has lost three in a row and five of six, all at home, and is just one game above .500.
The Diamondbacks are eight games behind Cincinnati...
Entering play on Sept. 4, the Arizona Diamondbacks were 12.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the lead in the NL West, and 8 games back in the race for a Wild Card spot.
Entering July, the Diamondbacks led their division by 1.5 games over the Colorado Rockies, and as of July 21 still had a .5 game lead on the Dodgers. As LA stormed through every team in their path, that...
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill joins Steve Berthiaume for the season's final episode of Cup of Coffee with Steve Berthiaume. Check out these preview clips, and watch the entire episode on FOX Sports Arizona immediately following Sunday's telecast of the D-backs vs. the Giants.
By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX -- Willie Bloomquist lined his third hit for a run-scoring single in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Eric Chavez got the final rally started by blooping a single off Luis Perez (0-1) and pinch-runner Adam Eaton moved to third on A.J. Pollock...
The Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Arizona right-hander Randall Delgado right away, building a three-run lead.
Then the Blue Jays went quiet. Real quiet.
Struggling after its early burst, Toronto became the first team in 43 years to leave no runners on base in an extra-inning game, losing 4-3 to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday after Willie Bloomquist hit a run-scoring single in the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt broke out of a slump with two hits and two RBIs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.
Martin Prado and Aaron Hill also drove in runs for the Diamondbacks, who won their second straight after having lost five of their previous six. Miguel Montero added two hits.
Pablo Sandoval had two hits and...
The Arizona Diamondbacks could sorely use a better performance against the San Francisco Giants to boost their faint playoff hopes.
The Diamondbacks seek to end their struggles against the Giants in a four-game series at AT&T Park that begins Thursday night.
Arizona (70-68) trails Cincinnati by seven games for the NL's final wild-card spot after rallying for a 4-3 win in...