PHOENIX -- Randall Delgado was good in his first seven starts for the Diamondbacks this season. On Friday, he was pretty close to perfect, demonstrating what good stuff and better command can do.
Delgado gave up three hits in a walk in his first career shutout, and the D-backs let him enjoy it along the way by building a seven-run lead in the first four innings before taking a 10-0 victory over the Padres at Chase Field.
It was their most complete game of the season -- 17 hits, sparking defense and a dominant Delgado, and the crowd was on its feet and cheering as Delgado got through the ninth.
"I'm so happy right now," said Delgado, who had already heard from family and friends minutes after the game.
Delgado was the runner-up in the competition for the fifth spot in the starting rotation this spring, and he returned a new man when injuries and a suspension created an opening in mid-June.
Pitching coach Mike Parrott and roving pitching coordinator Mel Stottlemyre Jr. tweaked De...