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RHP Randall Delgado gave up three earned runs on Saturday in the fifth quality start of the six he has made since joining the rotation last month. He has never given up more than three earned runs in his six starts. At the same time, manager Kirk Gibson said Delgado is a candidate to go to the bullpen when RHP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) returns to the rotation, likely in late July. "It would be good to have two long guys," Gibson said, alluding to finding a partner for RHP Josh Collmenter. "That's something that's appealing, so we can stagger our back-end guys more. I prefer to have guys who can throw more than one inning." RHP Brad Ziegler is tied for the NL lead with 50 appearances.
SS Didi Gregorius had a home run and a game-tying single on Saturday, when the Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4. what made it a little more satisfying was that it came in front of his extended family, who traveled to Curacao for the final two games of the Milwaukee series and plan to spend time with Gregorius over the All-Star break. "I'm proud we got a 'W' and we did it in front of my family. It is really awesome," Gregorius said. He was 3-for-5 against Miami while with Cincinnati last September, the only time they had seen him play before Saturday.
LF Jason Kubel threw out Juan Francisco at second base attempting to stretch a single in the fourth inning. Kubel has six assists this season, five in left field and one in right, after leading the National League and setting a franchise record with 14 outfield assists in 2012.
RHP Ian Kennedy will make the Diamondbacks' final start of the first-half on Sunday against Milwuakee. He is 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in six career starts against the Brewers. He gave up four runs and seven hits in six-plus inning in his only start against the Brewers this season, receiving a no-decision in the Diamondbacks' 8-7, 11-inning victory. Kennedy has given up 11 runs in 17 innings in his last three starts.
OF Gerardo Parra did not start for a second straight game and has not started in four of the last 14 games after landing face-first on the warning track in New York on July 1 while diving for a fly ball. Parra suffered cuts on his face and his right arm and was given a concussions test. He is 5-for-35 since then but remains tied for fourth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 10th with 103 hits.