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RHP Randall Delgado, wearing prescription glasses for his second straight start this season, had his second-best start of the season in a 1-0 loss to San Francisco on Friday, giving up three hits in seven innings. "I tried contacts before, but they were a little uncomfortable," Delgado said. "Sometimes the lights bothered me when I was looking for the signs. I feel better. I am not squinting any more. It's not like a big deal, but it is a little more comfortable."

1B Paul Goldschmidt, who had torched Giants RHP Tim Lincecum by going 9-for-17 with five home runs in their previous matchups, was 1-for-3 with a single to center field Friday. "I was just trying not to leave anything in the middle of the plate or anything really up," Lincecum said. "He put pretty good swings on some balls but they just didn't fall. It was nice for me." Goldschmidt has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.

2B Aaron Hill and IF/OF Martin Prado have combined for 74 hits entering the final day of August, the most among NL teammates and third in the majors. Prado has 40 hits this month after going 1-for-4 Friday and Hill has 34 after going 0-for-2 with two walks. Detroit (79) is first thanks to DH Victor Martinez (43) and Miguel Cabrera (36). Kansas City (76) is second behind DH Billy Butler (38) and 1B Eric Hosmer (38).

IF/OF Martin Prado and 2B Aaron Hill have combined for 74 hits entering the final day of August, the most among NL teammates and third in the majors. Prado has 40 hits this month after going 1-for-4 Friday and Hill has 34 after going 0-for-2 with two walks. Detroit (79) is first thanks to DH Victor Martinez (43) and Miguel Cabrera (36). Kansas City (76) is second behind DH Billy Butler (38) and 1B Eric Hosmer (38).

RHP Trevor Cahill will make his first start in nine days Saturday, when he faces San Francisco for the third time this season. He is 0-1 with a 6.94 ERA against them this season, 4-3 with a 3.61 ERA in nine career starts. Cahill made his last start Aug. 22 at Cincinnati, giving up one run in seven innings of a no-decision, and was pushed back because he threw four innings in relief in a 12-7, 18-inning victory at Philadelphia last Saturday. Cahill threw 53 pitches in four scoreless innings to get the win, making him unavailable for his previously scheduled Tuesday start. The D-backs purchased Double-A Mobile LHP David Holmberg for that game, then returned him to Mobile on Wednesday, when IF Willie Bloomquist was activated from the disabled list.

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