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Arizona Diamondbacks Game Notes: Brush it off

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After getting knocked around by the St. Louis Cardinals, the Arizona Diamondbacks look to rebound against the visiting Oakland Athletics.


Game Info:

What: Athletics @ Diamondbacks

When: 6:40 p.m. MST

Where: Chase Field (Roof Closed)

TV/Radio: FSAZ/MLB.TV/ESPN Phoenix (620 AM)

Pitching Matchup: Sonny Gray (12-5 2.10 ERA) vs. Chase Anderson (6-5 4.28 ERA)

News and Notes:

  • The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last five games with the Athletics
  • The Diamondbacks have a five-game winning streak against the Athletics at Chase Field.
  • Ender’s Game: Ender Inciarte is batting .391 in his last six games.
  • The Diamondbacks are 24-17 in the first game of a series this season.
  • It’s the student vs. the teacher as Chip Hale takes on Bob Melvin for the first time since Hale was on Melvin’s staff last season.
  • Hale worked for Melvin for six seasons in the big league as a third-base coach and a bench coach.
  • The Diamondbacks are 9-5 in interleague play this season.
  • If the Diamondbacks sweep this series, they will set a franchise high for wins against the American League in a season with 12.
  • Wellington Castillo has the highest OPS of all players in interleague play this season in the Majors at 1.000.
  • The Diamondbacks have 56 defensive runs saved this season, which is tied with the Royals for most in the majors.

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