Diamondbacks look to finally hold lead vs. Braves

The Atlanta Braves will send left-hander Chris Sale to the mound on Sunday in a bid to secure a three-game sweep of the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Braves rallied to win the first two games of the series, 6-5 in 10 innings on Friday and 9-8 on Saturday. In his home debut, Sale (0-0, 3.38 ERA) will be opposed by Arizona right-hander Ryne Nelson (0-1, 13.50). Sale, the team’s big offseason acquisition, made his Braves

Max Fried looks for better showing as Braves battle D-backs

The Atlanta Braves hope to see a better version of Max Fried when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night in the second contest of a three-game series. Fried (0-0, 40.50 ERA) will be opposed by Arizona right-hander Brandon Pfaadt (1-0, 1.80), who will make his first career appearance against the Braves. The Braves took the series opener on Friday by overcoming a late three-run deficit to win 6-5 in 10 innings. Last season

Spencer Strider takes bump for Braves’ home opener vs. D-backs

Atlanta will send ace Spencer Strider to the mound to face the reigning National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks when the Braves hold their home opener on Friday. Strider (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will be matched against Arizona lefty Tommy Henry (0-1, 11.25) to begin a three-game set. Strider did not receive a decision on Opening Day against Philadelphia. He pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits, eight strikeouts and two walks as the

Yankees look for bounce-back effort in series finale vs. D-backs

The New York Yankees finally lost a game, and the effort definitely wasn’t one for the memory books. The Yankees will aim to get back to winning on Wednesday afternoon when they look to claim the finale of a three-game series from the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. New York opened the season with five straight victories for the first time since 1992, but there wasn’t much good about Tuesday night’s 7-0 loss to Arizona. The

Zac Gallen, Diamondbacks aim to upend unbeaten Yankees

Zac Gallen recently said his dream opponent to face in the World Series is the New York Yankees. Only time will tell if that happens this fall but the Arizona ace right-hander will see the New York hitters up close Tuesday night when the Diamondbacks host the Yankees in Phoenix. Gallen’s choice is tied to the 2001 World Series in which Arizona defeated New York in seven games. “For me that was probably the first

Yankees, Diamondbacks clash after opening-weekend success

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the New York Yankees on Monday night in an early season interleague matchup, a meeting between two confident clubs through their first series of the year. New York enters play as a winner of its first four games, earning a sweep in its season-opening series in Houston over the Astros. It is the first 4-0 start for the Yankees since 2003 and just the fourth since 1950. Arizona, for its

After rough start, Rockies vie to salvage split vs. D-backs

The Colorado Rockies were worked over badly the first two games of the season but are now in position to earn a split. The Rockies look to follow up their first victory of the season when they complete a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix. Colorado was outscored 23-4 while losing the first two games of the season and watched the Diamondbacks score a franchise-record 14 runs in the third

Diamondbacks aim to continue flexing muscles vs. Rockies

The Arizona Diamondbacks have delivered two fierce beatings to the Colorado Rockies and will look for another offensive-laden performance when the teams meet Saturday in Phoenix. Arizona outscored Colorado 23-4 while winning the first two contests of a season-opening four-game series. The Diamondbacks rolled to a 16-1 victory in Thursday’s game, including a franchise-record 14-run third inning. They followed with a 7-3 triumph on Friday. Arizona racked up 18 hits on Thursday and 14 on

D-backs seek encore after explosive opener vs. Rockies

The Arizona Diamondbacks enjoyed a record-setting opener that included a 14-run third inning. Now Arizona hopes there is plenty more production in store on Friday night when it faces the Colorado Rockies in the second contest of a four-game series at Phoenix. The Diamondbacks racked up 18 hits in an easy 16-1 steamrolling of the Rockies on Thursday. Arizona eclipsed its franchise record of 13 runs in an inning — accomplished against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Out to prove 2023 was no fluke, D-backs open vs. Rockies

Two seasons after losing 110 games, the Arizona Diamondbacks played in the World Series last season. The stunning accomplishment makes the Diamondbacks an intriguing club as they open the 2024 season against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night at Phoenix. Arizona (84-78) squeaked into the playoffs by landing the third and final National League wild-card berth. What followed was a magical playoff run that ended with a five-game loss to the Texas Rangers in the