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Zack Godley allowed four hits and three runs over seven dominant innings Thursday in the Diamondbacks’ win over the Rockies.

Godly would be a good way to describe the right-hander’s performance. He recorded a season-high eight strikeouts while yielding only one free pass in his first career start at Coors Field. Godley got off to a rocky start (no pun intended) by allowing hits to two of Colorado's first three batters, but he was lights out after that. The 27-year-old finished his outing by retiring 19 of the last 22 hitters he faced (including 13 straight at one point) and even chipped in with an RBI single in the eighth inning. Godley is now undefeated with a 2.59 ERA over his last five starts.
Jun 22 - 6:46 PM

Chris Owings slugged his ninth homer Thursday in the Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout of Colorado.

Owings staked the D’Backs to a 5-1 lead by crushing a three-run blast off Antonio Senzatela in the third inning. That was Owings’ only hit of the afternoon. Owings has cooled off this month (.213 AVG in June) but is still sporting an eight-game hitting streak. He’s already set a career-high in homers and needs just six RBI to match last year’s total of 49.
Jun 22 - 6:43 PM

Rays signed RHP Michael Broadway; assigned him to Double-A Montgomery.

Broadway was released by Washington after spending two months in Triple-A earlier this year. The 30-year-old right-hander has made 25 career big league appearances, all with San Francisco.
Jun 22 - 6:38 PM

Michael Martinez has elected free agency.

Martinez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Monday. Because he's been DFA'd twice this year, Martinez could choose between a minor league assignment or becoming a free agent. The 34-year-old is only a .194 career hitter in the big leagues but should find work elsewhere as a utility man.
Jun 22 - 6:33 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Mets.

The Dodgers are stacking their lineup with right-handers against Mets lefty Steven Matz. Austin Barnes will start behind the plate and bat seventh. He's catching for left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Jun 22 - 6:28 PM

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in leading the Rangers to an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.

In a tear reminiscent of what J.D. Martinez did earlier this year, Gomez has five homers and 14 RBI in six games since coming off the disabled list. Before getting hurt, he had four homers and 13 RBI in 38 games. The Rangers might want to hit him higher in the order to capitalize on this. He opened the season as a leadoff man, but he's batting sixth right now.
Jun 22 - 6:03 PM

Marcus Stroman was roughed up by the Rangers on Thursday, yielding seven runs and three homers in four innings.

This rates as Stroman's worst start of the year. He came into this one 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA in his previous eight outings, so we wouldn't read too much into it.
Jun 22 - 6:01 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit his ninth homer and doubled twice Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Chirinos had just one double to go along with his eight homers entering the day. He's done really nice work in his part-time role, driving in 22 runs in 92 at-bats, and the Rangers are trying to get him some more playing time now; he DH'd for the first time on Tuesday. If it's the start of a trend to get him more at-bats, he'd be a worthy second catcher in mixed leagues.
Jun 22 - 5:57 PM
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