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SnakeBytes 8/2: Forget .500, I'm just glad we went on a winning streak

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Even though the D'backs didn't reach .500, let's just all be thankful that we finally went on a winning streak longer than 5 games, starting off this road trip well.

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Quotes

"When you say am I (disappointed) that we didn’t do anything? Not at all. I like our team. I like the way we play. I like our core group of guys. I like our young pitching and I like how we’ve played to this point. So, no, I’m not unhappy at all."

- Dave Stewart

"You know what, that's between Yasmany and myself. We take care of this stuff inside the family here. He'll be back in there [Sunday]. We just got him out of the game, but like I said, he'll be back in there [Sunday]."

- Chip Hale on Yasmany Tomas

Daily D'backs

D-backs' win streak halted in rough fashion - dbacks.com

Carlos Correa and Hank Conger each notched their first career multihomer games, while Astros ace Dallas Keuchel overcame control issues and a 44-pitch second inning to earn his 13th win and improve to 10-0 at Minute Maid Park this season, beating the D-backs, 9-2, on Saturday night.

D-backs' bats go dark as win streak snapped - Fox Sports Arizona

Dallas Keuchel (13-5) allowed two hits and two runs with eight strikeouts in six innings to extend Houston's lead in the AL West to three games. It was the major league-leading 44th multi-homer game Houston, which leads the majors with 147 home runs.

Dave Stewart happy to be quiet at trade deadline - azcentral.com

General Manager Dave Stewart went into Friday’s trade deadline with little in the way of expectations, so he wasn’t exactly disappointed when it came and went without his team being able to make a deal.

Tomas pulled for apparent lack of hustle - dbacks.com

D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas was pulled from Saturday night's 9-2 loss to the Astros in the bottom of the sixth inning apparently for not running hard enough on a grounder to first base in the top half of the inning.

A.J. Pollock Has a Minor Injury - VenomStrikes.com

Here is hoping the All-Star center fielder’s knee issue is minor.

Randy Johnson’s message boosts Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray - azcentral.com

With his pitch count climbing, Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray took the mound in the bottom of the seventh last week in Seattle knowing it would be likely be his final inning. And when he did, he couldn’t help but think of something Randy Johnson had told him earlier in the season.

Ray out to continue road success in Houston - mlb.com game preview

The D-backs and Astros wrap up a three-game Interleague series Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park with Arizona lefty Robbie Ray squaring off against Houston righty Collin McHugh in the rubber game.