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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/23/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/23/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Detroit Tigers 7 (28-16) - Texas Rangers 2 (23-25)

Toronto Blue Jays 3 (27-22) - Oakland Athletics 2 (30-18)

Cincinnati Reds 5 (22-24) - St. Louis Cardinals 3 (26-22)

Baltimore Orioles 8 (24-22) - Cleveland Indians 4 (23-26)

Milwaukee Brewers 9 (29-20) - Miami Marlins 5 (25-24)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (21-26) - Washington Nationals 3 (24-24)

Tampa Bay Rays 1 (21-28) - Boston Red Sox 0 (20-27)

Atlanta Braves 3 (27-20) - Colorado Rockies 2 (26-22)

Los Angeles Dodgers (26-23) - Philadelphia Phillies 0 (20-25)

Chicago White Sox 6 (25-25) - New York Yankees 5 (24-23)

Seattle Mariners 6 (24-23) - Houston Astros 1 (17-32)

San Francisco Giants 6 (30-18) - Minnesota Twins 2 (23-22)

Los Angeles Angels 6 (27-20) - Kansas City Royals 1 (23-24)

Arizona Diamondbacks (18-31) Vs. New York Mets (21-25) postponed

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Tony La Russa Excited to Help the Diamondbacks Turn Things Around

Tony La Russa Excited to Help the Diamondbacks Turn Things Around

Rich Piling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- With his managerial career behind him, Tony La Russa is heading to the front office, joining the Arizona Diamondbacks as the team's chief baseball officer.

La Russa has been out of baseball since the end of the 2011 season when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals. Now he's turning attention to the Diamondbacks.

"The one message is that there's never an excuse to back off the effort," La Russa said. "If times are tough, you can't back off it. If times are good, you don't back off and take if for granted. You just remind them who's watching. Your fans are watching."

Through 44 games, the Diamondbacks have been a dissappointing, with a record of 18-28, 5th in the NL West.

La Russa will have to answer only to owner Ken Kendrick and team president Derrick Hall, meaning he has authority over general manager Kevin Towers.

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Goldschmidt Leads Rout of Dodgers

Goldschmidt Leads Rout of Dodgers

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(PHOENIX, Ariz.) -- Paul Goldschmidt had two home runs and six RBI's as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed Los Angeles 18-7 on Saturday. Clayton Kershaw (2-1) could not get out of the second inning, giving up seven runs in the loss.

"We hadn't really broken out this year and tonight we did," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "Anybody they threw at us, we were patient, got good pitches to hit and hammered them."

Los Angeles attempted multiple comebacks, closing the gap to 9-7 in the top of the sixth inning. However, the Diamondbacks never let up, scoring nine unanswered runs over their final three at-bats. Goldschmidt blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to make it a 13-7 game before adding a two-run shot in the eighth.

"It was nice because we hadn't been scoring much lately, this entire year," Goldschmidt said. "We've had better at-bats lately and tonight was a really, really good effort."

A.J. Pollock and Eric Chavez also went yard for Arizona while Martin Prado drove in three runs and Chris Owens finished a single shy of the cycle. Chase Anderson (2-0) got the win despite giving up five runs in five and one-third innings.

The Diamondbacks set franchise records for hits in a nine inning game (21), extra base hits (13) and triples with inning, doing it three times in the second. Meanwhile, Yasiel Puig's two-run homer set a Dodger record for consecutive games with an extra-base hit (9) and tied another franchise mark for consecutive games with an RBI (8).

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La Russa Takes Over Diamondbacks

La Russa Takes Over Diamondbacks

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tony La Russa is back in Major League Baseball, joining the Arizona Diamondbacks front office. La Russa was introduced Saturday as the chief baseball officer for the Diamondbacks and will oversee all baseball operations.

"It's the first day I woke up and I felt a difference," La Russa said. "Because for the first time since then you're back with an organization and at the end of the day you're going to be judged by how well your contribution is to the organization's competition. That's how I grew up."

Arizona is off to one of the worst starts in franchise history, sitting 11 games below five-hundred. This will the first stint in a Major League front office for the Hall of Famer. As part of his new role, La Russa will report directly to team president Derrick Hall and work with manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers to build a new future for the Diamondbacks.

A two-time World Series champion manager, La Russa left baseball in 2011 after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to another title. He recently was a special assistant to commissioner Bud Selig before accepting a position with Arizona. La Russa also guided the Oakland Athletics to a world title in 1989 joining Sparky Anderson as the only two managers to win a championship in both leagues.

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Diamondbacks Hire La Russa as Chief Baseball Officer

Diamondbacks Hire La Russa as Chief Baseball Officer

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Hall-of-Fame manager Tony La Russa as their chief baseball officer Saturday.

La Russa has been hired to help turnaround a team that is currently one of the worst in baseball.

"The entire organization is obviously frustrated with the results on the field and we are looking to improve,"Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said. "Tony brings us a wealth of knowledge, experience and success, and will work closely with Kevin and Kirk in evaluating our current state to determine the future of our baseball operations. He is excited and enthusiastic about the challenge, and we are fortunate to have this Hall of Famer on board and a part of the team."

La Russa recently served as a special assistant to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

La Russa, who spent 33 big league seasons as a manager, is third all-time in managerial wins and also led three teams to World Series titles, the last coming in 2011.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/7/14

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Diamondbacks Place OF Mark Trumbo On 15-Day DL

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SP Randy Wolf Agrees to Minor League Deal with D-Backs

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Arizona’s Corbin Could Miss 2014 Season

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Australian Officials Not Happy with Zack Greinke

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Arroyo Agrees to 2-Year Deal with D-Backs

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Diamondbacks Extend GM Kevin Towers, Manager Kirk Gibson

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ESPN: Diamondbacks Resign Third Baseman Eric Chavez

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Diamondbacks Acquire Mark Trumbo in Three-Team Deal

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Rays Acquire Hanigan, Bell In Three-Team Trade

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ESPN: Nationals Plan to Hire Matt Williams as Next Manager

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Cincinnati Reds Hire Bryan Price As Manager

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Dodgers Clinch N.L. West

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Report: Clayton Kershaw to Have Start Pushed Back

Report: Clayton Kershaw to Have Start Pushed BackJason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  According to reports, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will have his next scheduled start pushed back to Saturday. Kershaw was originally supposed to start Wednesday against the Arizon...

Yusmeiro Petit One Pitch Shy of Perfect Game

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