Paul Goldschmidt hit an early two-run homer and Zack Greinke pitched seven-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 12th victory in 16 games in June, 7-4 over the struggling Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
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The same three teams are at the top, but which leads the way, and how high did the resurgent Dodgers and Diamondbacks climb?
With several headliners bowing out, the best Derby showdown would pit mighty mites such as Mookie Betts against supersized monster mashers.
Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera homered off Brad Boxberger in a four-run ninth inning and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday.
Michael Conforto homered and drove in four runs, Steven Matz pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Saturday night.
If Mike Trout, J.D. Martinez or even Scooter Gennett had their best day -- every day -- how high would their WAR be? Get your calculators ready.
Paul Goldschmidt and Daniel Descalso homered, Zack Godley pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the staggering New York Mets 7-3 on Friday night.
David Peralta hit a pair of solo homers, Matt Koch pitched six effective innings in a combined four-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Thursday night.
Jordy Mercer homered and had three RBI, Jameson Taillon pitched seven effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided a sweep with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Every club has someone whose performance has a huge impact in-game and on the season. Who's that guy on your favorite team?
Jon Jay got his first three hits for Arizona, including a three-run homer, and the Diamondbacks won their fifth game in a row with a sloppy 13-8 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Buster & Jerry Crasnick discuss a case of the Pirates being hurt by enacting unwritten rules, sentimental All-Stars, the Mariners' run and more (:35). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" on Hank Aaron (27:40) and Roch Kubatko with some "Inside Heat" on the Orioles (32:13).
Buster breaks down Monday's action, including a Madison Bumgarner ejection and the unwritten rule that was applied at the wrong time.
Arizona scored two runs on wild pitches in the eighth inning, Jake Lamb hit a tying three-run homer in the seventh and the Diamondbacks took advantage of a hit by pitch to rally past the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 on Monday night.
Eric Karabell and Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss Shohei Ohtani going on the DL, the possibility of him having Tommy John (4:00), more big names on the DL (10:00), Combo Meals (17:00) a Closer Carousel (18:30) and more. Plus, they take your #06010MLB questions.
Before Boog Sciambi catches up with Brandon Nimmo and Seth Lugo of the Mets (27:23), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the controversial sequence with the Rangers and Astros, Shohei Ohtani's health, Paul Goldschmidt's resurgence, DH uniformity and much more (:27). Plus, Todd Radom's latest #ThirtyUnis installment (35:08).
Buster breaks down Sunday's action, including a nod to the form of Paul Goldschmidt and a pair of aces taking tough luck losses.
Closers like Craig Kimbrel provide a decisive advantage in the ninth, but which teams are getting sweet relief from all of their pen men?
The Yankees and Red Sox are piling up wins, and not even the AL West is safe for Houston anymore. Who's our new No. 1?
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
In five incredible games, Paul Goldschmidt went from having a horrible season to a good season. He raised his OPS from .723 to .873 by going 15-for-22 with 11 extra-base hits. Good to have you back, Goldy.
Power-hitting Max Muncy, lights-out Ross Stripling and rejuvenated Matt Kemp are leading the way for L.A. -- just like the Dodgers drew it up.