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4/22/2014 | Strop denies intent behind pitch near Montero

Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop said there was no intent in his ninth-inning pitch that wound up behind D-backs catcher Miguel Montero.

4/22/2014 | Cubs set to celebrate Wrigley's 100th anniversary

Jeff Samardzija will make the start as the Cubs celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon. The D-backs will try to spoil the festivities behind Wade Miley.

4/22/2014 | D-backs' slide continues as bats, McCarthy fall short

The D-backs' slide continued Tuesday night as they dropped a 9-2 decision to the Cubs at chilly Wrigley Field. The loss was the fourth in a row for the D-backs, who have now dropped 10 of their last 11 games and are 5-18, the worst mark in the Majors.

4/21/2014 | Wrigley among Gibson's favorite parks to visit

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson is a fan of old ballparks, so you can put Wrigley Field up near the top of his list of favorite places to visit.

4/21/2014 | Campana recalls memories of time at Wrigley

D-backs outfielder Tony Campana was drafted by the Cubs and made his Major League debut with them, so he has fond memories of his time at Wrigley Field.

4/21/2014 | Owings excited for first game as leadoff hitter

D-backs shortstop Chris Owings has played at Wrigley Field before, but Monday's experience was very different.

4/21/2014 | Sore neck keeps Pollock out of D-backs' lineup

D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock was out of the lineup Monday, one day after being removed from a game in Los Angeles with tightness on the left side of his neck.

4/21/2014 | Hammel, McCarthy hoping offenses can come up big

After Travis Wood took care of the D-backs on Monday, the Cubs will look to right-hander Jason Hammel on Tuesday as Chicago tries to build momentum. Arizona will send out Brandon McCarthy, who is looking for his first win of the season.

4/21/2014 | Arroyo unable to slow down Cubs offense

Travis Wood hurt the D-backs with his arm and with his bat Monday night. The Cubs left-hander smacked a three-run homer and pitched seven quality innings as the D-backs lost, 5-1, at Wrigley Field.

4/20/2014 | D-backs, Cubs both looking for a boost as series opens

The D-backs and Cubs open a four-game series Monday night at Wrigley Field, with both teams struggling with pitching and offense.

4/20/2014 | Pollock leaves game early with tight neck

D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock was forced to leave Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Dodgers in the sixth inning after he experienced tightness on the left side of his neck.

4/20/2014 | Homer spoils inning for Collmenter, finale for D-backs

Adrian Gonzalez absolutely owned the D-backs when the Dodgers visited Arizona last weekend. So with a man on and first base open with two outs in the sixth inning Sunday, manager Kirk Gibson decided to intentionally walk Gonzalez. Unfortunately for the D-backs, the next hitter -- Yasiel Puig -- blasted a three-run homer to left-center, and the Dodgers went on to a 4-1 win.

4/20/2014 | Cahill to stay in 'pen, with Bolsinger in rotation

With his success in the bullpen, the D-backs have no immediate plans to return Trevor Cahill to the starting rotation.

4/20/2014 | Walkup song fits the bill for 'Happy' Hill

When D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill walks to the plate at Chase Field, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" blares over the speakers.

4/19/2014 | Beckett back on the bump vs. D-backs' Collmenter

Arizona's Josh Collmenter and Los Angeles' Josh Beckett square off Sunday afternoon in the final game of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium.

4/19/2014 | After quick start, Bolsinger hits road block in LA

Mike Bolsinger got his first big league hit during a three-run third-inning outburst and took a four-run lead into the fourth inning of his first big league start, but things fell apart for the right-hander in an 8-6 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

4/19/2014 | Relaxed Thatcher attacking hitters out of bullpen

Reliever Joe Thatcher this season is pitching like the pitcher D-backs GM Kevin Towers thought he was getting last year when he acquired him from the Padres.

4/19/2014 | Cahill uses adrenaline, thinks less in first relief outing

Desperate to get right-hander Trevor Cahill on the right track, the D-backs shifted him to the bullpen in hopes the change of scenery would help him. The results Friday night against the Dodgers were encouraging.

4/18/2014 | Hill's two-RBI knock in 12th picks up D-backs

Aaron Hill's two-run single in the 12th inning led the D-backs to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday night. The win snapped Arizona's six-game losing streak, and it was the D-backs' first win against Los Angeles in six tries this season.

4/18/2014 | Ross returns from DL; Rowland-Smith DFA'd

The D-backs activated outfielder Cody Ross from the disabled list Friday and manager Kirk Gibson put him right in the lineup, in left field and batting fifth. To make room on the roster, the club designated left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment.

4/18/2014 | Gibson: Pitching woes a matter of execution

The primary cause of the D-backs' rough start the season can be traced to the starting rotation. The starters entered Friday's action last in the Majors with a 7.63 ERA.

4/18/2014 | D-backs rookie to face Haren in first MLB start

There's a bit of an experience gap between the two starting pitchers in Saturday's D-backs-Dodgers game. Los Angeles veteran Dan Haren will be making the 320th start of his career, while Arizona's Mike Bolsinger will make his first big league start under the bright lights of Dodger Stadium.

4/18/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Bradley should be next up

To say D-backs prospect Archie Bradley is ready for a big league shot is not exactly breaking new ground. He is, after all,'s top-rated pitching prospect, coming in at No. 5 in the Top 100 rankings. Though he's just 21, one gets the feeling that it's a question of when, not if, Bradley gets the call this season.

4/17/2014 | Shipley tosses five scoreless frames, gets first win

After being held back in extended spring training to start the season due to right shoulder soreness, Braden Shipley made his season debut Thursday night for Class A South Bend.

4/17/2014 | Hall: Too soon to speculate on changes

A 4-14 start to the season has led to public speculation about the job status of D-backs general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson, and that makes team president/CEO Derrick Hall cringe.

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