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Solid starting pitching and an improved offense have the Diamondbacks just a half-game off the NL West lead. They could take over that spot with some help and another victory over the division's worst team.
Rookie Tyler Skaggs gets the ball Saturday night when the D-backs go for their third straight series win at home against the Padres.
With Randall Delgado throwing a three-hitter and seven Diamondbacks finishing with at least two hits, Friday's 10-0 victory was one of the most well-rounded of the season for Arizona (54-49). It also tied for the Diamondbacks' third-most lopsided victory over the Padres (46-58), who held the D-backs to six total runs in a three-game June sweep in San Diego.
Arizona's starters have a 1.30 ERA in winning three of four, and the club has totaled 29 runs and 50 hits during that stretch. The Diamondbacks' rotation had a 4.78 ERA while the team plated 22 total runs in its previous eight contests.
Not everything went their way Friday...
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PHOENIX -- Wil Nieves could not get on the field in June, going 25 days between starts in one stretch.
Things have been a little different recently, with Nieves making his fourth straight start Friday while the Diamondbacks remained cautious with Miguel Montero's sore lower back.
Nieves, the D-backs' backup catcher, has handled the ins and outs this season with the professionalism...
Just as the starting rotation is almost back to being a strength of the Diamondbacks, they’ll get even more help with the returns of Brandon McCarthy and Trevor Cahill soon. McCarthy pitched in a rehab start for Triple-A Reno Friday night, lasting six innings and allowing two earned runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out three and threw 85 pitches, including 62 strikes.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks held a special giveaway this past Saturday night, with the first 20,000 fans arriving at Chase Field receiving official Luchador wrestling masks.
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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...
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Randall Delgado tried almost too hard to make Arizona's rotation in spring training, tossing out mechanics as he overthrew.
A stint in the minors did wonders for the young right-hander, giving him the strike-throwing foundation that's allowed him to pitch so well since being called up.
Pounding the strike zone with his fastball and getting San Diego's hitters to chase...
When Steve Sax returned to baseball this season after nearly 20 years out of uniform , it had to be for moments like this.
The former second baseman, a five-time All-Star for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, is in his first season as first-base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks after making his way in the business world. Sure, you can give motivational speeches, consult...
Maybe, finally, this team has found it. It’s seemed several times this week that the Diamondbacks may be headed toward a breakthrough and it was obvious that something went right in a convincing 10-0 win over San Diego Friday night. They looked phenomenal on both sides of the ball with no individual performance stronger than Randall Delgado’s complete game shutout, the first of his career.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Randall Delgado tossed a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Cody Ross homered and drove in two runs and the Diamondbacks pounded out 17 hits in a 10-0 rout of the Padres on Friday night.
Arizona roughed up Eric Stults (8-9) with six runs the first three innings and had seven extra-base hits to win for the sixth time in nine home games.
Aaron Hill had a pair...
The Diamondbacks weren’t a whole lot better at delivering big hits on Thursday night but they came up with just enough of them to support LHP Wade Miley’s strong outing and come away with a four-game series split with the rebuilding Chicago Cubs.
Miley gave up just one run in 7 2/3 innings and Aaron Hill homered and doubled to lead the Diamondbacks to a win at Chase Field. Miley...
You know your offense has issues when your pitching allows only one run and you still manage to lose. That’s exactly what happen this afternoon at Chase Field.
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Andrew Cashner brought out the snake skinning knives, as the Padres whacked the Diamondbacks 12-3.
Cashner went 6 innings with 5 K’s. The Diamondbacks’ starter, Tyler Skaggs, pitched more like Ricky Skaggs, lasting only 3 2/3 innings...