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Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Diego Padres in first inning

Posted by   /  August 17, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

The Arizona Republic Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Buchholz (6-2) allowed a leadoff double to Travis Jankowski but retired the next 13 batters he faced. Hunter Renfroe homered in […]

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Are super-nerds really ruining U.S. sports?

Posted by   /  August 17, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Jayson Werth is the latest athlete to complain that data and analytics are taking the joy out of sports. Can numbers live alongside individual brilliance? By Aaron Timms | The Guardian re nerds ruining American sport? Recently retired baseball player Jayson Werth certainly think so. “They’ve got all these super nerds, as I call them, […]

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Arizona Diamondbacks outslug Rangers to salvage series split

Posted by   /  August 15, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Nick Piecoro | Arizona Republic Updated 10:00 p.m. MT Aug. 14, 2018 For years, a date with Yovani Gallardo was a nightmare for the Diamondbacks. Over a stretch that lasted more than a half-decade, they lost eight consecutive games he started against them. Related:Moore: Here’s why Diamondbacks will make playoffs despite recent losses The […]

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Diamondbacks frustrated after bats vanish again in loss to Rangers

Posted by   /  August 14, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Nick Piecoro | Arizona Republic The Diamondbacks might be a first-place team. They just don’t always look like one. Their 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night was their third in four games on this cellar-dweller’s tour of a road trip, another night in which their offense failed to materialize against a […]

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D-Backs avoid sweep, sneak into first place

Posted by   /  August 13, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Nick Piecoro | Arizona Republic USA TODAY NETWORK The Diamondbacks did not enter their weekend series here expecting to have to scramble to avoid a sweep on getaway day, but that was the position in which they found themselves on Sunday afternoon. As such, their 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds was a case […]

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‘The Beard’ blows bullpen save as Dbacks lose to Reds

Posted by   /  August 12, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Nick Piecoro | Arizona Republic This road trip was supposed to be the Diamondbacks’ last, best chance to take care of business, to beat up on the bad teams their schedule had graciously lined up for them, to fatten up for the lean days ahead. It is not off to a good start. A […]

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Diamondbacks’ bats cold as road trip starts with a loss to Reds

Posted by   /  August 11, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Nick Piecoro | Arizona Republic The Diamondbacks did not score on Friday night. They had just five batters reach base safely, two of who were erased on double plays. They did not draw a walk and had just three at-bats with a man in scoring position. It was a rough start to a road […]

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Scottsdale polo event ups ante heading into eighth year

Posted by   /  August 9, 2018  /  Featured News, Sports  /  No Comments

Luxury auto maker returns as title sponsor for fifth year By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship is upping the stakes again this year, leveraging who may be the most famous player in the world to draw in more fans. The annual event, heading into its eighth year, is set for Nov. […]

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Home cooking leads David Peralta, Diamondbacks to series win vs. Phillies

Posted by   /  August 9, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

  By Richard Morin | Arizona Republic David Peralta is all smiles these days. “This is becoming a regular thing for you,” a reporter told Peralta as a crowd of media members approached his locker. “It’s about time,” Peralta said. Peralta went 4 for 5 and drove in a pair of runs as the Diamondbacks […]

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Nick Pivetta continues Phillies’ run of dominant starting pitching in win over Diamondbacks

Posted by   /  August 8, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

  By Scott Lauber | Philadelphia Inquirer A few days ago, before the Phillies embarked on this West Coast trip, manager Gabe Kapler cited one of his favorite statistics — fielding independent pitching — to illustrate how well the starting rotation has been performing. But with pitching as dominant as this, advanced metrics aren’t required. […]

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