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Godley has D-backs mulling six-man rotation

Rookie Zack Godley continued to pitch well enough Monday night that Arizona manager Chip Hale is considering using a six-man rotation to keep him with the Diamondbacks.

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Final: Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 4

Washington made it interesting with a 4-run 9th inning, but it wasn't enough as it dropped its 4th straight. Welington Castillo and David Peralta hit back-to-back homers for Arizona. Box score

Nationals rallying vs. D-backs in the 9th

Five straight hits from the Nationals -- including a HR from Ryan Zimmerman and 2-run double from Michael Taylor -- have turned a 6-run deficit into a 6-4 game. Washington has the tying run at the plate with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th. Follow live

D-backs go back-to-back in the 4th

Welington Castillo followed David Peralta's 2-run homer with a solo shot to give Arizona a 4-0 advantage over the Nationals. Nick Ahmed homered earlier, giving Washington starter Doug Fister a career-high-tying three HRs allowed in the contest. Follow live

No adds, but progress for D-backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks were quiet at the trade deadline. However, they're playing better and don't resemble last season's NL cellar dwellers. MLB Power Rankings

Diamondbacks should have been sellers

A five-game winning streak had lifted the Diamondbacks into potential playoff contention. But the reality has begun to set in that Arizona should have been a seller at the deadline, writes Jonah Keri. Grantland: The 30

No moves for Arizona's Stewart

It's hard to evaluate GM Dave Stewart when the Diamondbacks were the only team in baseball not to make any deadline trades. GM deadline grades (Insider)

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Houston Astros @astrosbaseball

Carlos Gomez celebrates his big two-out, two-run single in the 4th inning to give the #Astros the lead. It was @c_gomez.30's first RBI for the #Astros, who lead the Dbacks 4-1 in the 6th. #GoGo #Hustle

Houston Astros @astrosbaseball

Collin McHugh goes for his 4th straight win in the #Astros rubber match against the Dbacks at 1:10 CT. Watch or listen LIVE on ROOT SPORTS, MLB.TV and SportsTalk 790. The roof is closed.

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Grading all 30 GMs at the deadline

Alex Anthopoulos (Blue Jays) traded for SS Troy Tulowitzki, SP David Price and OF Ben Revere. So, he gets an A+. Dave Stewart (Diamondbacks) did nothing, and thus, his grade was less generous. Grades (Insider)

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A tough night so far for these fans

They came prepared, only to watch Dallas Keuchel surrender 2 runs through 2 innings, including one on a bases-loaded walk. But there's plenty of time for the bearded one to recover, with Arizona up just 2-1. Follow live

That Diamondback has some legs

Houston's Carlos Correa started the scoring with his 11th HR of the year, but Arizona has knotted it up at 1-1 thanks to a great jump from second by Aaron Hill that helped him easily beat a throw home from center. Follow live

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Baseball's hottest team? The D-backs

A seventh straight win tonight would pull Arizona back to .500. It won't be easy, though: All-Star Game starter Dallas Keuchel goes for Houston. Follow live

Diamondbacks stand pat at deadline

Arizona did get involved in the Aroldis Chapman rumors but nothing happened. ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski ranks the team at no. 23 in his rankings. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)

Houston Astros @astrosbaseball

ALL GATES OPEN TODAY AT 3:30 PM. Please be advised the #Astros expect large crowds for tonight's 6:10 pm game vs. the Diamondbacks. Please arrive early.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4518th
Batting Average.2616th
On Base Percentage.3238th
Slugging Percentage.40212th
Earned Run Average4.0723rd
Quality Starts4525th
WHIP1.3120th
BAA.25821st

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