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The Diamondbacks closed out April with a dramatic come from behind win capped off by a walk-off home run from Miguel Montero.

Quick Quotes

"Those guys have been great, they've been pros, they take the ball," Gibson said. "On my part, though, I get concerned about what their future is and how long we can continue to do this. Because we count on them and if we continue to push them, we're not going to be able to count on them because they're going to break down."

-Kirk Gibson on the Diamondback Bullpen

"I was trying to do a little too much on the first couple of swings, and the third one was the charm," Montero said. "It's a funny game."

-Miguel Montero

"When you give the pitcher a tough time, they know that and your teammates respect that. I hope they respect that every time I go there, I want to step up for my team."

-Martin Prado

Daily Digest

Diamondbacks Rally Walks Off in Extras

The Arizona Diamondbacks were able to do precious little against Jordan Lyles, the young starter from the Colorado Rockies, who even managed to help his own cause by tagging Josh Collmenter for a home run in the third inning. But Collmenter eventually settled in and the Diamondbacks hung tight to take advantage of the Rockies' bullpen. Martin Prado came through with a clutch hit in the bottom of the ninth to tie things up. Then Miguel Montero hit the first walk-off homer of his career when he deposited a 1-2 pitch in the right field seats to cap the comeback.

Gibson Mindful of Bullpen Use and Other Diamondback Notes

Kirk Gibson is very aware that his bullpen arms have been seeing extra use.

Diamondbacks Add More Speed with Inciarte

The Diamondbacks called Ender Inciarte up from Reno on Wednesday and sent down Roger Kieschnick. Inciarte is able to play all fields and brings a base-stealing presence to the team. The Diamondbacks are hoping to capitalize on his speed.

Tim Kurkjian: Too early to judge Skaggs trade

ESPN Insider Tim Kurkjian joined Burns and Gambo and discussed the Skaggs portion of the Trumbo trade. (Audio available here)

Around MLB

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Zach Grienke pitched six strong innings to lead the Dodgers to their 10,000th win in franchise history. Only the Giants, Cubs, and Braves have more franchise victories. The Yankees will join that list with 32 more victories.

Jayson Stark's Strange-But-True April

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Video Highlights

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