PHOENIX (AP) — – The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled list, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations.

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Arizona closer Addison Reed stopped dipping June 16, the day his coach at San Diego State, Tony Gwynn, lost his battle with salivary gland cancer, a disease he attributed solely to his use of smokeless tobacco. Since then, Reed is pitching well and feeling better. Reed recorded his 100th career save Friday, his 10th straight conversion, and ranks tied in the NL with 31 saves in his first season with the Diamondbacks. Reed’s strong stretch certainly has more to do with fastball location and command of his slider, but he does say that he has never felt stronger or healthier.

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Rookie Tyler Matzek has been good lately. The 23-year-old left-hander gave up three hits in seven innings, Matt McBride and Charlie Blackmon homered and the Colorado Rockies handed Arizona’s Vidal Nuno another hard-luck loss with a 2-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. After McBride’s second-inning home run, Nuno retired the next 20 before leaving after eight innings, trailing 1-0. ”I don’t know what more he can do,” Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said.

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Colorado left-hander Tyler Matzek made a strong first impression on manager Walt Weiss before his major league debut in June. Matzek threw seven scoreless innings in the Rockies’ 2-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Saturday, giving up three singles and three walks while striking out four. “I just try to be competitive,” Matzek said. Matzek (4-9) has gone a season-high seven innings in four of his 15 starts, including his first game against Atlanta on June 11.

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Jake Lamb knew Adam Ottavino throws so hard that if he connected at all, the ball could go a long way. Lamb drove Ottavino’s 97-mph fastball over the porch in left-center for a grand slam, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night. He got Mark Trumbo to bounce into a fielder’s choice that could have been a double play if the reliever was able to get the ball out of his glove cleanly. Addison Reed fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 31st save of the season and No. 100 for his career.

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Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb swung through two moderately paced fastballs while striking out in the early innings Friday. Lamb hit his first career grand slam off hard-throwing Adam Ottavino with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Rockies left-hander Rex Brothers (4-6) walked the bases loaded to open the eighth inning before Ottavino entered and got first baseman Mark Trumbo to hit into a force out at home. Ottavino could not handle Trumbo’s comebacker cleanly, a ball that could have been a double play, and he had to settled for the force at the plate.

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New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is trying to work his way back from a partially torn UCL in his right elbow, threw 49 pitches in a simulated game and reported no issues Thursday. The Yankees are optimistic that Tanaka can return to help them in the pennant race in September. Instead of opting for Tommy John surgery, Tanaka decided to rehab his elbow. According to USA Today, Tanaka used all of his pitches without any signs of discomfort in the simulated game.

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Outfielder Nolan Reimold is headed to his third team this year after the Arizona Diamondbacks claimed him off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. Reimold started the season with the Baltimore Orioles and was on the disabled list after surgery on a herniated disk in his neck before he was designated for assignment on July 1. The 30-year-old was picked up off waivers by the Blue Jays on July 6. In 22 games for the Blue Jays this year, Reimold batted .212 with two home runs and nine RBIs.

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It’s almost September and Clayton Kershaw loaded the bases for the first time all season. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night. ”A pretty shocking stat,” Scott Van Slyke said, ”but not really.” Manager Don Mattingly called it a surprising fact, then added ”but nothing surprises me about him anymore.” Kershaw leads the majors in wins despite spending five weeks on the disabled list. Van Slyke hit a solo home run off Wade Miley (7-10) before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the fourth inning.

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw achieved two more firsts Wednesday. “It is a pretty shocking stat … but not really,” Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke said after Kershaw fired eight effective innings to lead Los Angeles to a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kershaw (16-3) gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out 10. Van Slyke capped the inning with a bases-empty homer off left-hander Wade Miley (7-10) as the Dodgers (76-58) won for the fifth time in six games.

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