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This Day In Diamondbacks History: May 14

Overall: 7-5 - Home: 2-2 - Road: 5-3

  • 2004: Steve Finley collected his 1,000th career RBI in a 4-3 Diamondbacks loss to the Montreal Expos at Bank One Ballpark, Finley homered, a solo shot off Tomo Ohka, with two outs in the sixth inning, which locked the score up at three. However, Jose Valverde allowed two hits around an intentional walk in the ninth, and the Expos took the lead. Arizona put the tying run on base to start off the bottom of the frame, but were unable to move it any further, Casey Fossum allowed three runs in five innings.
  • 2006: Luis Gonzalez hit his 507th career double, surpassing Babe Ruth for 38th on the all-time list.It came in the top of the ninth off John Hancock, and Arizona came out ahead of St. Louis 7-6, though it was not without drama. The D-backs blew a 3-0 lead, and after they scored four in the seventh, Brandon Lyon allowed three runs to score and also had the tying run at third with one out, before an inning-ending double-play. Jose Valverde got the save and Luis Vizcaino got the W for Arizona.
  • 2010. The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Kory Casto as a free agent. Casto was twice named the Nats' minor-league player of the year, and played 82 games for them in 2007-08. However, hitting below the Uecker Line got him his release. Invited to Tigers spring training in 2010, he failed to make the cut, and Arizona signed him as roster filler. He ended up assigned to Double-A Mobile, and appeared in 49 games, hitting .251 with 8 home-runs, before retiring at the end of July. Now works as a hitting instructor.
  • 2011: If you had to point to the game when everything changed last year, this was probably it, as the Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 1-0 in Los Angeles, despite managing only one hit off Chad Billingsley. Arizona scored in the second after Stephen Drew doubled, advanced on an error and came home on a Melvin Mora groundout.Josh Collmenter shutdown the Dodgers for six innings on two hits, with Aaron Heilman, David Hernandez and J.J. Putz taking it the rest of the way, completing a four-hit shutout.