Diamondbacks’ Greinke hopes to silence Padres again

SAN DIEGO — When the San Diego Padres depart Petco Park Sunday after a 10-game homestand, they will be on the road for a week against the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Rockies’ Marquez hoping for better results vs. Braves

ATLANTA — German Marquez’s start for the Colorado Rockies against the Atlanta Braves at Denver in early April was one of his worst as the right-hander walked six and gave up seven runs over 4 2/3 innings.

A’s host Astros with first place on the line

OAKLAND, Calif. — First place in the American League West will be on the line for the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics when they meet as co-leaders in the finale of a three-game series Sunday afternoon.

CFB notebook: Saban agitated by injury question

After it was confirmed that Alabama’s backup linebacker Chris Allen will be lost for the season because of a serious knee injury, coach Nick Saban became perturbed Saturday when asked about his level of concern about that injury and others.

Cubs hope offense wakes up vs. Pirates

The Chicago Cubs have put their offensive production on repeat the past three games — one solo homer each night in the first three games of a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.