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Yeah, feels like it has been a while, doesn't it?

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Recaps

[AP] D-backs beat Marlins 3-2 in 13 to spoil Jennings' debut - "I needed that," manager Chip Hale said. "We all needed that. A great start from Rubby. . What great stuff. Chris Owings singled to start the 13th, stole second and went to third on a groundout. Peralta then pulled a double against Cishek. "I faced him last year and know what kind of pitches he's got," Peralta said. "He just hung a slider, and I was able to swing the bat and get it to the line."

[dbacks.com] Burgos steps in to secure D-backs' marathon win - "I think that was really big," Burgos said of the caught stealing. "Having two outs is easier. Having a guy on second would've been a little tougher. Tuffy made a great throw and we got him out." Burgos slightly altered his approach because of the quality of batters at this level. Of his 15 pitches, 10 were sliders. "I feel like in the Minor Leagues I was able to throw a fastball by people, but here in the big leagues, it's way different," said Burgos, who planned on keeping the ball commemorating his first save.

[AZ Central] Peralta comes through in 13th inning to lift Diamondbacks over Marlins - De La Rosa said he could have pitched the 10th after needing just 94 pitches to get through nine innings. "I was ready to go back out and try to help, try to get that win," he said. "I felt good. I felt ready to go back." "He basically executed the game plan that we talked about with (pitching coach Mike Harkey) and (bullpen coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.) with our pitchers from Day 1 of spring training," manager Chip Hale said.

[FOX Sports] Rubby De La Rosa proves efficient as D-backs end skid at Marlins - De La Rosa's performance against Giancarlo Stanton, MLB's second-best RBI producer, may have been summed up his game as a whole. In Stanton's first at-bat, De La Rosa got ahead by catching the outfielder looking with a fastball down the middle, then with an inside fastball to induce a swinging strike. De La Rosa threw a few more fastballs for balls inside and out of the strike zone before forcing Stanton into a swing and miss against his patented change-up. The next time up, De La Rosa got Stanton to hit into a 5-4-3 double-play.

[Arizona Sports] D-backs outlast Marlins in 13 innings - The nine innings pitched by Rubby De La Rosa versus Miami go down as career-high for the 26-year-old from the Dominican Republic. Having never gone longer than seven innings in one game in his career, De La Rosa was a horse for the D-backs Monday night. Though he'd give up a two-run homer to Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto in the seventh inning, De La Rosa would retire the final nine Marlins batters before exiting the game prior to the 10th inning. Lending further credence to his stellar performance, De La Rosa threw fewer than 10 pitches in five different innings.

Team News

[AZ Central] Tomas 'exudes fun' in Diamondbacks win over Marlins - When he first arrived in the big leagues last month, Yasmany Tomas seemed tentative at the plate, almost like he were feeling his way around a pitch-black room, careful not to break anything. On defense, his throws had the look of someone trying not to make a bad one. But, in recent days, as more hits began to fall and more ground balls began finding his glove, everything about his game has slowly transformed, and Tomas has started to show why the Diamondbacks gambled $68.5 million on him during the winter. "He's having fun," manager Chip Hale said. "If you watch him out there, he exudes fun."

[dbacks.com] Series in Miami special for Cuban-born Tomas - Marlins Park sits less than 250 miles away from Yasmany Tomas' hometown of Havana, Cuba. No wonder South Florida -- with its large Cuban population -- felt familiar when he got off the plane Sunday night with his Arizona teammates for the four-game series against the Marlins. "I feel like I am at home," Tomas said through an interpreter. "I have spent a little time in Arizona, in the Majors, but people recognize me here. Everything is familiar. My wife has lived a little more in Miami and she was preparing me for this."

[AZ Central] Diamondbacks believe Nick Ahmed can find his stride at the plate - "Early on in the season here, I think I was chasing too many pitches out of the zone," Ahmed said. "It's a byproduct of not seeing the ball well. Lately, I haven't chased as many pitches out of the zone and the results have been better because of it. The best hitters in this league don't chase pitches out of the zone very often. I'm just trying to make sure I'm seeing the ball really well and taking aggressive swings on balls in the zone."

[dbacks.com] Corbin throws five innings in third rehab outing - Corbin, who underwent the surgery prior to the 2014 season, made his third appearance in extended Spring Training, giving up three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk. "He looked good," manager Chip Hale said of the report he received. "His off-speed stuff looked pretty good today. When he got up in the zone a little bit, he got hit a little bit. We'll see where he goes next. It's not always going to be easy, so he's going to have to have some soreness. We'll see how many days we give him in between this one."

And speaking of rehabs...

And, elsewhere...

[Daily Mail] Joyce Murphy Kiner has homer at Phillies game taken by Jim Bergen - The story of the woman at the Phillies game who lost the home-run ball to a rude local fan, and was given a shirt by Fox Sports Arizona has even made it back across the pond. The naughty boy in question has now also been identified...

[Forbes] Baseball Is Beating The NBA And NHL Playoffs In Local TV Ratings - Wednesday was a playoff bevy for sports fans with playoffs in both the NBA and NHL, and a great baseball game nationally, but in 14 of 24 markets, it was not hockey or basketball or even that Mets-Cubs that people were watching, but Major League Baseball on their local regional sports networks.

[Detroit News[ Damion Easley selling diamond-themed home for $5.5M - Former D-backs infielder Damion Easley wants to sell his baseball-themed Glendale, Arizona mansion for $5.5 million. The 15,000-square-foot house, near Happy Valley Road and 67th Avenue, comes with an indoor batting cage, a miniature outdoor diamond, a bedroom adorned with a scoreboard and another room with a mural of Tiger Stadium, where he played for the Detroit Tigers. Shower tiles in a few of the house's eight-and-a-half bathrooms form baseball diamonds.