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Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Justin Upton hit his 99th career home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened a 10-game homestand Friday night with a 13-8 victory over the reeling Houston Astros.
Upton also drew a bases-loaded walk from Bud Norris for a third RBI. Stephen Drew, on the 1-year anniversary of his devastating ankle injury, drove in three runs with a double and single to help send the Astros to their fourth loss in a row and 17th in 19 games.
Trevor Cahill (8-8) gave up four runs, three earned, in 5 1-3 innings to get the win. Norris (5-8) allowed nine runs on six hits and five walks in 4 1-3 innings for his seventh straight loss.
Upton's two-run, opposite-field shot on Norris' 0-2 pitch broke a 2-2 tie in the third inning.
Cahill scattered nine hits while improving to 4-1 in his last six home starts. He also had an RBI single in the Diamondbacks' five-run fifth. All five of the batters Norris walked scored.
Arizona's Aaron Hill was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk ...
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The Arizona Diamondbacks' Justin Upton is not having as good a season as last season. That fact is obvious. But how and why does that translate to wanting to trade a former 1st Round draft pick who is only twenty-four and already has 99 homers to his credit? And how bad is his current season? His fWAR is the exact same as Nick Swisher. And even with his diminished season, Upton...
PHOENIX For Justin Upton, trade talk appears over for this deadline season. For Stephen Drew, it may be just heating up.
"That's nice to hear," Upton said when told that Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick said Thursday that discussions involving him were all but dead.
"He's a man of his word. I'm sure he wouldn't say that if it wasn't...
PHOENIX -- Do not look now, but another NL MVP candidate is emerging.
Jason Kubel, come on down.
Kubel became the sixth player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game in the Diamondbacks' 12-3 victory over Houston at Chase Field on Saturday, helping left-hander Wade Miley to his franchise rookie-record 11th victory.
Kubel has five home runs in the last four games...
The Arizona Diamondbacks are probably thrilled to be back home facing the lowly Houston Astros.
Coming off a huge offensive effort, the Diamondbacks look for a fifth consecutive home victory Saturday night against the Astros.
One day after blowing a six-run lead in a 7-6 loss at Cincinnati to conclude a 2-5 trip, Arizona (45-48) pounded out 14 hits during a 13-8 win over Houston...
Following Trevor Bauer‘s Tuesday start against Cincinnati — three innings, five walks, one hit (a home run) and three earned runs — the Diamondbacks returned their top prospect to the minor leagues. In four starts with Arizona this season, Bauer lasted just 16.1 innings. He struck out 17 but walked 13 and allowed two home runs. The result is an ERA of 6.06, a FIP of 5.15, and...
The Diamondbacks could trade Justin Upton today if they wanted. Their inaction has nothing to do with lack of interest from the market. It's the return that's lacking.
The D-backs have said they would need to be bowled over: A deal that includes a top-of-the-rotation starter and an elite shortstop or third baseman, all of whom are controllable for at least as long as the...
According to Geoff Blum's official Twitter account, the Arizona Diamondbacks will announce later today that he will be released.
The Diamondbacks signed Blum to a two-year deal back in 2010. In two years with Arizona Blum hit .195/.267/.312 with 2 HR's, 11 RBI's and a 55 OPS+ in 86 plate appearances.
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With plenty of help from slugger Jason Kubel, the Arizona Diamondbacks have continued their recent home success at the expense of the lowly Houston Astros.
The Diamondbacks look to complete a three-game sweep by matching a season high with their sixth straight home victory Sunday against the Astros.
One night after Arizona (46-48) broke out for a 13-8 win over Houston, Kubel hit...
According to Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com, the Tigers and Diamondbacks have discussed a trade involving infielders Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta.
The Tigers have been interested in Drew before and are one of many teams inquiring on him this season. The 29-year-old Drew has been struggling somewhat this season though hitting just .214/.274/.286 in 62 plate appearances...
In his Sunday column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that the Pirates may have interest in the other Upton brother, this time B.J. from the Tampa Rays. He also mentions that they inquired about Billy Butler (1B) from the Royals and Shane Victorino (OF) from the Phillies. These little snippets were within a section on Justin Upton and how he has not drawn as much interest...
We’ve looked at starting pitchers and relief pitchers on the trade block. Now, it is time to look at the position players that could be available at the trade deadline. There are certainly more than ten players available and that is only according to what we widely believe based on previous substantiated rumors and common sense. There are always one or two players...