J.D. Martinez hit an early three-run homer, Patrick Corbin pitched eight smooth innings to win his third straight stingy start and the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted past the sinking New York Mets 7-4 on Tuesday night.
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The Diamondbacks put starting catcher Jeff Mathis on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a broken right hand, though manager Torey Lovullo said it's too early to tell whether his season is over.
Diamondbacks reinstate Fuentes, place Mathis on DL
The Diamondbacks reinstated OF Rey Fuentes (left thumb contusion) from the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, and optioned RHP Jimmie Sherfy to Triple-A Reno in a corresponding move. Arizona also recalled RHP Jake Barrett from Reno, and placed catcher Jeff Mathis (fractured right hand) on the 10-day DL.
Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas will undergo season-ending surgery to address a nagging core injury that has sidelined the Cuban slugger since early June.
A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.
Diamondbacks recall Koch, option Shipley
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Matt Koch from Triple-A Reno on Monday, and optioned RHP Braden Shipley to Reno in a corresponding move.
Sunday's longest home runs
Kevin Kiermaier came out with a bang in just his third game off the DL, pacing the competition with a 443-foot leadoff home run. Jesus Aguilar hit a blast that traveled over 440 feet for the second day in a row, while Cheslor Cuthbert's homer was his second of the season and first since April 8.
Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in a nine-run first inning and the Minnesota Twins routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
J.D. Martinez's defense in right field isn't great, but David Peralta's move to left helps to balance things out for Arizona.
D-backs bolster bullpen with moves
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHPs Jimmie Sherfy and Braden Shipley on Sunday, optioning RHPs J.J. Hoover and Silvino Bracho to Triple-A Reno to make room on the roster. The move marks Sherfy's first major league call-up; Shipley has a 6.35 ERA in four games (two starts) with Arizona this year.
Jose Berrios threw seven innings for his 11th win to lead Minnesota over Arizona 5-0 on Saturday night, helping the Twins keep pace in the AL wild-card race.
Miguel Sano hit two of the Twins' season high-tying six home runs, including an inside-the-park dash by Byron Buxton, and Minnesota powered past the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 Friday night.
Moving to Chase Field has showcased J.D. Martinez's all-fields power, and playing in the NL West has showed off his ability to hit lefties.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks to Pedro Gomez about his mentors in the game, what makes Paul Goldschmidt so special, Arizona's playoff chase and much more.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Patrick Corbin's 82 Game Score today is the highest by any pitcher against the Houston Astros all season. He has a 3.13 ERA, 25.1 percent strikeout and 5.8 percent walk rates in his past 12 starts, and gets the slumping-against-lefties Mets in New York next. Corbin is available in 73 percent of ESPN leagues.
Patrick Corbin came within one out of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday.
A judge has refused to dismiss the Diamondbacks' lawsuit against Maricopa County over Chase Field but ordered the two sides to participate in proceedings intended to resolve the dispute without going to trial.
Diamondbacks reliever Rubby De La Rosa will undergo a second Tommy John surgery, according to manager Torey Lovullo.
Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in a four-run eighth, and Charlie Morton threw 6 1/3 solid innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 Wednesday night.
D-backs prepare for Houston
The Diamondbacks didn't let Tuesday's 9-4 home loss to the Astros ruin their spirits. All eyes were on Wednesday's rematch in Houston as the players dressed up like astronauts prior to the team flight.
The Houston Astros had six extra-base hits in the first four innings, building a big enough lead to hold off the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 on Tuesday.