Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

Jul 11, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third base Eugenio Suárez (28) celebrates with outfielder Corbin Carroll (7) after hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks Close Out First Half at Home vs Blue Jays

The D-backs will face Toronto in the final series before the All-Star break.

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Jul 11, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third base Eugenio Suárez (28) celebrates with outfielder Corbin Carroll (7) after hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

Diamondbacks Close Out First Half at Home vs Blue Jays

The D-backs will face Toronto in the final series before the All-Star break.

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