Arizona brought its hitting shoes and handed Jered Weaver the shortest non-injury start of his career. Taijuan Walker pitched six scorelss innings, helped by a play-of-the-year candidate from David Peralta in the fifth. And although Randall Delgado’s MLB-leading scoreless innings streak finally came to an end in the ninth inning, he still picked up the 10-run save, keeping the entire rest of the bullpen fresh for the next game.
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Player health is going to be key to any postseason aspirations the Diamondbacks have. So far the team has managed to get by despite injuries to Shelby Miller and A.J. Pollock. But how long can Pollock be out before the team begins to suffer?
Would installing a lottery to curtail tanking really change anything in baseball? Probably not.
Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez both struck out ten or more in a record eight consecutive games. Now Chris Sale has done it twice.
Los Angeles pitcher Ross Stripling, bench coach Bob Green, and Miami manager Don Mattingly were all ejected after ninth inning scrum.