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Fox Sports Arizona:
If the Diamondbacks are to finish off their first home sweep of the Reds in 10 years, they likely must find a way to end Mat Latos' dominance at Chase Field.
The D-backs will be looking to do both while trying to match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory and hand the Reds a fourth straight defeat Sunday.
One night after Arizona (41-33) pounded out 15 hits in an 11-5 win over Cincinnati, Jason Kubel delivered a two-run single off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning for 4-3 comeback victory Saturday.
The Reds' Mike Leake and the D-backs' Patrick Corbin engaged in a pitchers' duel before Gerardo Parra gave the Diamondbacks a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in sixth. Jay Bruce tied it in the ninth with his second home run of the game before the hosts prevailed.
The Reds (44-32) had won three straight and 12 of 14 at Chase Field prior to this series but are now in danger of being swept there for the first time since June 20-22, 2003.
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While Patrick Corbin tries a fourth time to make history for the Diamondbacks, the Reds' Mike Leake looks to continue his road success.
Two the NL's top young pitchers square off when the NL West-leading D-backs try for a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night against the visiting Reds.
Corbin (9-0, 2.28 ERA) again has a chance to become the first Arizona pitcher to...
The Diamondbacks are already getting Aaron Hill back Tuesday, and now it seems they’ll get their closer J.J. Putz back midweek as well.
While Patrick Corbin tries a fourth time to make history for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati's Mike Leake looks to continue his road success.
Two the NL's top young pitchers square off when the NL West-leading Diamondbacks try for a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night against the visiting Reds.
Corbin (9-0, 2.28 ERA) again has a chance to become the first Arizona...
The much anticipated return of Hill is only a few days away.
PHOENIX -- Meet Brad Ziegler, the most knowledgeable man in baseball.
Ziegler, a right-hander in the Diamondbacks' bullpen, blushes when he hears that, and he would argue the point. But it might just be true, at least where the rules are concerned.
Ziegler received some national attention earlier this week when he scored a perfect 10 on a test of baseball rules put together...
Junior Arias is showing off his big tools a lot more in 2013 than he did in 2012.
What a change of pace it was for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they erupted for 11 runs on 15 hits in the series opener against the Reds Friday, toppling them 11-5.
PHOENIX -- Would it be bad form to renegotiate?
Just kidding. But less than three months into his new deal, Paul Goldschmidt is making his five-year, 32 million contract extension look like the biggest bargain in baseball for the team he has driven to the NL West lead.
Goldschmidt had two more home runs in a 11-5 victory over the Reds at Chase Field on Friday, giving him four homers...
It seems that people know Jay Bruce is a streaky hitter that lives in a world of peaks and valleys. His reputation is a good, young power hitter and solid corner outfielder who has played at an All-Star level. By now; when Bruce gets hot, people all over baseball take notice and know that it’s going to be a volcanic eruption.
I have followed this player’s career closely and wanted...
Bruce’s home run trot doesn’t look like the running of a man on fire, and yet. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
The Pirates took the game and split the four game series last night by winning 5-3.
It was Homer Bailey leading the charge from the pitching mound, and he performed admirably. In 6.0 innings of work he allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and no walks. He struck out 8. It was Alfredo Simon...
PHOENIX -- Cory Hahn was on a plane about to depart from the Jacksonville airport when the Diamondbacks called to welcome him aboard as their 34th-round selection in the MLB First-Year Player Draft two weeks ago.
So yes, he did fly all the way to Houston, and he has been soaring ever since.
"You become overcome with emotions with something like this. That whole two-and-a...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Mat Latos matched his career high with 13 strikeouts and the Cincinnati Reds salvaged the finale of their three-game series in Arizona with a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff home run and Brandon Phillips added a two-run shot in the first inning off Randall Delgado (0-1).
That was plenty of offense for Latos (7-1), who allowed...
Paul Goldschmidt homered twice and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-5 Friday night in Johnny Cueto's worst outing in three seasons.
Goldschmidt drove in three runs to raise his NL-leading RBI total to 65. Gerardo Parra hit a leadoff home run for Arizona and Jason Kubel tied his career high with four hits.
Kubel doubled in a run and scored twice.
We salute Jay Bruce on his 150th career home run last night in Arizona, a blast to right field off Wade Miley. The Reds lost the game 11-5.
May his next 150 be as fun and as memorable as the first 150 were.