— Anthony Rendon homered and drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 on Saturday.
— Shohei Ohtani looked hurt, hobbling around home plate after fouling a ball off the inside of his right knee.
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen is taking an immediate leave of absence from the team as his wife, Nicole, deals with brain cancer, the team announced Friday.
Arizona State has hired alum and former big league player Willie Bloomquist as its next baseball coach. Bloomquist, who still has the fourth-highest batting average in school history, replaces Tracy Smith.
The Diamondbacks, losers of seven straight games, have fired hitting coach Darnell Coles and assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske.
— Sean Manaea pitched six innings of two-hit ball, and the Oakland Athletics handed Arizona its 19th straight road loss with a 4-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
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— To get feeling right physically again, Chris Bassitt spent one of his recent days off icing his legs in a 45-degree Colorado river as teammate Cole Irvin went fishing.
— Corbin Burnes said he felt as strong as he has all season.
— Christian Yelich and Omar Narváez hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Arizona 7-5 Saturday, the Diamondbacks' team-record 16th straight road loss.
— Freddy Peralta delivered another special performance on a special day.
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— Christian Yelich used a new bat and regained the power stroke that has been missing from his game this season.
TV analyst Bob Brenly will take time off from covering the Diamondbacks to "devote my attention to awareness training related to diversity and inclusion to enhance my understanding and appreciation of others" following his comment about Marcus Stroman.
Madison Bumgarner was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday by the Diamondbacks with inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
Arizona Diamondbacks starter Madison Bumgarner lasted just two innings after experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder Wednesday against the Mets and is set to have an MRI.
— The New York Mets have been waiting for Francisco Lindor to be himself on the baseball field. They're hoping the wait may be over.
Diamondbacks TV analyst Bob Brenly has apologized for his "insensitive" comment about Marcus Stroman's attire.
After Diamondbacks analyst Bob Brenly made a crack about his head covering during Tuesday's game, Mets starter Marcus Stroman tweeted about "racist undertones."
— Josh Reddick hit a two-run double in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Tuesday night.
— Pete Alonso homered and had four RBI in his return from the injured list, Jacob deGrom pitched six shutout innings and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.
— Ketel Marte hit a tying 457-foot home run in the third inning and go-ahead, two-run single in the fourth, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks stop a 13-game losing streak with a 9-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
— Tyler O'Neill homered for a third straight game, Yadier Molina had three RBI and the St. Louis Cardinals won 7-4 on Saturday night over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have lost 13 games in a row.