4:43 AM EDT, Fri April 25, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost 5-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon, ending up with a split of the four-game series. How it happened: Edwin Jackson looked shaky before settling down. Miguel Montero's first inning double brought home Gerardo Parra, who singled to lead off the game. The Diamondbacks scored two more in the second on a walk, double and single, but Jackson retired 17 of the next 18 hitters to keep the Cubs in the game.
Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN Chicago 14 hours ago

Cubs shake up bullpen numbers

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs made the somewhat drastic move on Thursday of going with 13 pitchers on their roster and 12 position players one day after using three pitchers in a ninth-inning blown save against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Blake Parker was sent down to Triple-A Iowa and outfielder Justin...
Chicago Tribune 14 hours ago

Cubs Game Day: Lucky 13 for Renteria

Given the past history of Edwin Jackson and the bullpen, it might be a wise idea that the Chicago Cubs are carrying 13 pitchers entering Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mariners Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune 15 hours ago

Mariners moves: Franklin, Ramirez sent down; Gillespie promoted

The Mariners made three roster moves today, sending Nick Franklin back to Triple-A Tacoma, optioning struggling starter Erasmo Ramirez to Single-A High Desert and recalling outfielder Cole Gillespie from the Rainiers. The Mariners current active roster is 24,...

Cubs bullpen already in crisis mode

The Cubs today placed outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. He injured himself yesterday trying to make a catch in the top of the ninth inning, when the Diamondbacks rallied for 5 runs against the Cubs bullpen. The bullpen is such a problem area now that instead of calling up an outfielder, the Cubs brought up two relief pitchers. read more

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Arizona Daily Star 1 hour ago
MLB: Bolsinger goes home, gives Diamondbacks rare 2nd straight win

MLB: Bolsinger goes home, gives Diamondbacks rare 2nd straight win

CHICAGO — Pitching only 8 miles from where he grew up, Mike Bolsinger had more nerves than usual when he stepped on the mound at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago

Don’t blame Cubs bullpen for 5-2 loss to Diamondbacks

You can’t blame this loss on the Cubs’ years-old bullpen problem. But there was no denying the years-old feel to the lack of hitting that cost the Cubs in a 5-2 loss to unimpressive right-hander Mike Bolsinger and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of a four-game series at Wrigley Field on Thursday. One day after having the Wrigley centennial celebration spoiled by another ninth-inning meltdown, the Cubs settled for a series split when Bolinger held the...

Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs dropped a 7-5 decision to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon on the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played at Wrigley Field. Here's a quick look: How it happened: Relievers Pedro Strop, James Russell and Justin Grimm helped the Diamondbacks erase a 5-2 ninth-inning deficit, turning it into a 7-5 victory. Strop walked two of the first three batters and in between Starlin Castro booted a ball to set up the inning.

White Sox to think pink on May 10

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are bringing breast cancer awareness into focus with a "Pink Out" game on May 10 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at U.S. Cellular Field. Fans are asked to wear pink, with the first 10,000 women (14 and over) getting a free pink scarf. The White Sox are teaming up with the Chicagoland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the event. Not only will cancer survivors take the field with White Sox players, the team will wear pink "Sox" caps for the contest against the Diamondbacks.

Series preview: Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs begin a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday highlighted by the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field on Wednesday. The series • Monday, 7:05 p.m.: Cubs' Travis Wood (0-2, 3.00 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks' Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 9.95) • Tuesday, 7:05 p.m: Jason Hammel (2-1, 3.05) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 7.11) • Wednesday, 1:20 p.m.: Jeff Samardzija (0-2, 1.29) vs. Wade Miley (2-2, 4.35) Thursday, 1:20 p.
Arizona Daily Star Apr 21, 2014

Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1: Strategy fails as Puig's homer sinks Arizona

LOS ANGELES — The Arizona Diamondbacks intentionally walked hot-hitting Adrian Gonzalez with first base open to get to Yasiel Puig. That didn’t work out — nor did Miguel Montero’s ill-fated de…
Los Angeles Times Apr 20, 2014

Yasiel Puig stars in Dodgers' 4-1 victory over Diamondbacks

Yasiel Puig put on his Sunday best against the worst team in the major leagues.
Final: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1

Final: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1

LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig's three-run home run in the sixth inning helped the Dodgers break open a scoreless game and sent them to a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon. Starting with their trip to Australia, the Dodgers have...
Arizona Daily Star Apr 18, 2014
D-backs off to worst start in franchise history

D-backs off to worst start in franchise history

PHOENIX — The pitching staff has struggled, at the front end this time instead of the back.

Wednesday's Mets-Diamondbacks lineups

PHOENIX -- Here are the lineups as the New York Mets attempt to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field at 3:40 p.m. ET Wednesday. Mets Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Ike Davis, 1b Andrew Brown, rf Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf Anthony Recker, c Ruben Tejada, ss Dillon Gee, rhp Diamondbacks Brandon McCarthy, rhp

Rapid Reaction: Mets 9, Diamondbacks 0

PHOENIX -- The Mets are back where they started the season: .500. Jenrry Mejia tossed five scoreless innings before departing with a blister issue and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered and drove in three runs in his return to the big leagues as the Mets routed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-0, Tuesday night at Chase Field. The Mets evened their record at 7-7 after failing in their five previous attempts this season to move to .500. Christian Petersen/Jenrry Mejia tossed five scoreless innings before departing with a blister issue.

Tuesday's Mets-Diamondbacks lineups

PHOENIX -- Here are the lineups for the New York Mets' 9:40 p.m. ET game Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. On Jackie Robinson Day across MLB, all Mets players will wear No. 42. Mets Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, 1b Andrew Brown, rf Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf Travis d'Arnaud, c Omar Quintanilla, ss Jenrry Mejia, rhp Diamondbacks Gerardo Parra, rf Martin Prado, 3b Paul Goldschmidt, 1b Miguel Montero, c Aaron Hill, 2b Mark Trumbo, lf Chris Owings, ss A.

Mondays Mets-Diamondbacks lineups

PHOENIX -- Here are the lineups for the Mets' 9:40 p.m. ET series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mets Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Curtis Granderson, rf Lucas Duda, 1b Juan Lagares, cf Travis d'Arnaud, c Ruben Tejada, ss Zack Wheeler, rhp Diamondbacks Gerardo Parra, rf Aaron Hill, 2b Paul Goldschmidt, 1b Miguel Montero, c Martin Prado, 3b Mark Trumbo, lf Chris Owings, ss A.J. Pollock, cf Josh Co ...

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