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LHP Wade Miley and RHP Randall Delgado will follow RHP Ian Kennedy and pitch the final two games of the San Francisco series next weekend, manager Kirk Gibson announced Sunday. Miley will start Saturday and Delgado on Sunday. The D-backs set their rotation to give All-Star LHP Patrick Corbin the maximum days off after he logged 130 1/3 innings before the break, fifth in the National League. Division rival Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw has a major league-high 145 1/3 innings at the break.

RHP Randall Delgado and LHP Wade Miley will follow RHP Ian Kennedy and pitch the final two games of the San Francisco series next weekend, manager Kirk Gibson announced Sunday. Miley will start Saturday and Delgado on Sunday. The D-backs set their rotation to give All-Star LHP Patrick Corbin the maximum days off after he logged 130 1/3 innings before the break, fifth in the National League. Division rival Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw has a major league-high 145 1/3 innings at the break.

RHP prospect Archie Bradley touched 98 mph with his fastball and consistently hit 96 while mixing in an 80 mph curveball in his one inning in the Futures Game on Sunday at Citi Field. Bradley, considered the best pitching prospect in the organization after being a first-round draft pick in 2011, is 8-4 with a 2.06 ERA this season. He made five starts at Class A Visalia before being promoted to Double-A Mobile. He has given up 82 hits and has 115 strikeouts in 104 ? innings.

RHP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw a simulated game at the D-backs' training camp at Salt River Fields early Sunday and, if he recovers well, is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno later this week. McCarthy, who has been on the disabled list June 1, will need at least two rehab starts before he is ready to return to the rotation, manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday.

RHP Ian Kennedy, the D-backs' opening-day starter, will start the first game after the All-Star break in San Francisco on Friday, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday. Kennedy will be pitching on regular rest after giving up five runs and and nine hits in a 5-1 loss to Milwaukee on Sunday, "I'm not pitching to my abilities every time. Inconsistent would probably be the word," Kennedy said.

3B prospect Matt Davidson was named the MVP of the Futures Game after hitting a two-run home run in the U.S. team's 4-2 victory over the World team on Sunday at Citi Field in New York. Davidson is hitting .291 with 24 doubles, 14 homers and 59 RBIs at Triple-A Reno this season.

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