Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta said he was glad Chris Owings came through with an RBI hit because Peralta didn’t want to play another inning. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Chris Owings, who drove in the winning run, talks about the importance of Wednesday’s victory in Pittsburgh.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s ability to overcome obstacles on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray was mobbed by his teammates in the clubhouse after throwing the first shutout of his career on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Robbie Ray’s outing on Tuesday night against the Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann said Robbie Ray missed his glove only a couple of times on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ JJ Hensley and Mark Faller discuss the Diamondbacks losing over the weekend and the Penguins’ win over the Predators.
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Chris Iannetta talks about his two-run, game-tying homer on Monday evening at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, May 29, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo talks about the emotional swings in the Diamondbacks 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, May 29, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley talks about the home run Andrew McCutchen hit off him to give the Pirates a walkoff on Monday, May 29, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses Patrick Corbin’s struggles and his team’s loss to the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin was roughed up by the Brewers on Sunday in Milwaukee, giving up seven runs, including four on a grand slam by Domingo Santana. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about the pitch that Jett Bandy hit for a bases-clearing double in Saturday’s loss to the Brewers. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo breaks down Zack Greinke’s outing vs. the Brewers and Chase Anderson’s near no-hitter on Saturday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt talks about the performance of ex-teammate Chase Anderson, who flirted with a no-hitter against his former team on Saturday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s late rally to beat the Brewers 4-2 in Milwaukee on Friday night.
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Chris Iannetta talks about the ninth-inning home run he hit on Friday night in Milwaukee.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the key for the Diamondbacks’ long-term success this season and weigh in on the LeBron vs. Jordan debate.
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Lefty Robbie Ray lowered his road ERA to 0.81 with seven scoreless innings vs. the Brewers on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about left-hander Robbie Ray’s outing in his team’s 4-0 win over the Brewers on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his club’s 8-6 win over the White Sox to complete a home sweep on Wednesday. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb discusses homering off left-hander Jose Quintana despite his lefty struggles and the Diamondbacks’ strong start to the season after Wednesday’s win. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann on recent hitting surge and his home run in Arizona’s 5-4 win on Tuesday at Chase Field. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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Pitcher Archie Bradley was one of three Arizona Diamondbacks who participated in a cow-milking competition on May 23, 2017 at Chase Field.
The contest was to promote Shamrock Farms Grand Slam Milk Drive program.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller discusses his Tommy John surgery and his impending rehab before Tuesday’s game at Chase Field. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Mark Faller and Dan Bickley weigh in on the Diamondbacks, LeBron James and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
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Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke on his near-complete game and use of an Eephus pitch during Monday’s dominant outing against the White Sox. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Zack Greinke’s strong performance and the club’s offense. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and E.J. Montini discuss the Diamondbacks and their special summer ticket deal.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Padres lefty Clayton Richard’s performance and the home run by Chris Iannetta on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta returned from the disabled list on Sunday and slammed a home run on the first pitch he saw. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley threw seven innings and allowed three runs, all of them scoring in the fifth in a loss to the Padres on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo on his team’s easy win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s eight-run first inning and right-hander Taijuan Walker’s sharp outing vs. the Padres. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker gave up just two hits in six scoreless innings, but he wasn’t satisfied with the way he threw on Friday night in a win over the Padres. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks’ Brandon Drury talks about his team’s offensive outburst vs. the Padres on Friday night at Petco Park. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the NBA MVP, the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers and the Arizona Cardinals’ defensive backs.
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D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo, catcher Chris Herrmann and left-hander Patrick Corbin react to the 5-4 win against the Mets, sweeping the series, May 17, 2017.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Greinke and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt react to Tuesday’s 5-4 Diamondbacks win. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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D-Backs’ Zack Godley talks pitching and gameplay after his team’s 7-3 win over the Mets, May 15, 2017.
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D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo discusses the pace his team kept during a 7-3 win over the Mets, May 15, 2017.
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Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock talks about the injury that forced him to leave Sunday’s loss to the Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta doesn’t think his glute injury is significant, he said. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo breaks down his team’s 6-4 loss to the Pirates on Sunday and provides updates on his injured outfielders. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta says he ‘got lucky on all accounts’ after being hit in the face by a 93 mph fastball on Friday night vs. the Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Taijuan Walker and shortstop Nick Ahmed react to the 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, May 13, 2017.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo provides an update on catcher Chris Iannetta, who was hit in the face by a pitch during Friday’s game, before Saturday’s game. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo, second baseman Brandon Drury and left-hander Patrick Corbin react to 11-4 win against the Pirates, May 12, 2017.
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Shot Clock: Colin Kaepernick is better than Blaine Gabbert, right? So why did the Cardinals not sign him? Also, Zack Greinke has his Randy Johnson moment … what does it mean for Diamondbacks?
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Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke describes his night, in which he nearly threw a no-hitter against the Pirates.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo reacts to Zack Greinke’s near-no-hit performance in Thursday’s win over the Pirates.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Godley and shortstop Nick Ahmed react to the 7-1 win.
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Manager Torey Lovullo and left-hander Robbie Ray react to the 7-3 loss.
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azcentral sports’ Sarah McLellan and Dan Bickley discuss the D-Backs’ difficulties on the road and the NBA’s big issue in the playoffs.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says defensive miscues cost them in a 5-2 loss to the Rockies on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker talks about his outing vs. the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin was charged with eight runs in four-plus innings against the Rockies on Saturday night.
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Manager Torey Lovullo didn’t think his team played fundamentally sound in Saturday night’s 9-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke gave up two runs in seven innings in a win over the Rockies on Friday.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo breaks down his team’s win over the Rockies on Friday night.
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David Peralta talks about Chris Owings’ ‘clutch’ hit vs. Pirates
Chris Owings on D-Backs’ extra-inning win in Pittsburgh
Torey Lovullo on ‘character win’ in Pittsburgh
Robbie Ray on postgame celebration after shutout vs. Pirates
Torey Lovullo on Robbie Ray’s shutout of Pirates
Chris Herrmann on Robbie Ray’s ‘outstanding’ outing vs. Pirates
Shot Clock: Winless weekend with D-Backs
Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta on his latest clutch homer
Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to the Pirates
Archie Bradley after walkoff loss to Pirates
Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin’s outing, loss to Brewers
Patrick Corbin on his outing vs. Brewers
Zack Greinke on his outing in loss to Brewers
Torey Lovullo on loss to Brewers, Chase Anderson
Paul Goldschmidt talks about Chase Anderson’s outing
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ comeback win in MIlwaukee
Chris Iannetta on his game-tying homer vs. Brewers
Can D-Backs keep this up? Why, why not
Robbie Ray after dominant outing in Milwaukee
D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on impressive win over Brewers
Torey Lovullo on ‘nice team win’ for D-Backs
Jake Lamb on strong game against lefty Jose Quintana
Chris Herrmann on hitting surge, HR in win
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley competes in cow milking competition
Shelby Miller: Tommy John surgery ‘was a pretty smooth process’
Shot Clock: Time to take D-Backs seriously
Zack Greinke on near-complete game, Eephus pitch
Torey Lovullo on Zack Greinke’s ‘great night’
Montini volunteers free tickets – with Bickley’s help
D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on loss vs. Padres
Chris Iannetta on homering in first game off DL
Zack Godley on his outing vs. Padres
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs pound Padres 9-1
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ blowout win vs. Padres
Taijuan Walker tosses six scoreless vs. Padres
Brandon Drury homers in win vs. Padres
Watch out for Dodgers; Cards CBs apply for job
Diamondbacks outlast Mets in extra innings
Diamondbacks discuss close win over Mets
Diamondbacks’ Zack Godley talks after win over Mets
Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo talks upbeat pace in win over Mets
A.J. Pollock discusses his injury after loss to Pirates
David Peralta downplays his injury vs. Pirates
Torey Lovullo on injuries, loss vs. Pirates
Chris Iannetta talks about scary HBP vs. Pirates
Diamondbacks rally falls short against Pirates
Lovullo: Iannetta “said he could play tonight if he had to” after HBP
Diamondbacks overwhelm Pirates 11-4
Kaepernick blackballed? Greinke now trade bait?
Zack Greinke on his near no-hitter against Pirates
Lovullo reacts to Greinke’s near no-hitter in win
Diamondbacks snap losing streak with win over Tigers
Diamondbacks drop third straight with loss to Tigers
Shot Clock: D-Backs face pivotal homestand
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ latest loss to Rockies
Taijuan Walker after loss to Rockies
Patrick Corbin after being roughed up by Rockies
D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on ‘tough night’ at Coors Field
Zack Greinke on impressive outing vs. Rockies
Manager Torey Lovullo after win over Rockies
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D-Backs send down Zack Godley in surprise move
In need of a fresh arm after Wednesday’s 14-inning game in Pittsburgh, the Diamondbacks made a surprising decision to option right-hander Zack Godley, who in six starts has thrown as well or better than anyone on their pitching staff.
But Godley had a couple things working against him. For one, the Diamondbacks are in the middle of a long stretch of games, and they asked a lot of their bullpen on Wednesday, needing eight innings of relief in a 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Plus, Godley, unlike several others on the pitching staff, has minor-league options remaining, meaning he does not have to be exposed to waivers if taken off the roster.
“We’ve been running the bullpen pretty hot, and yesterday’s game didn’t help,” Diamondbacks General Manager Mike Hazen said. “I think, unfortunately, the way (Randall) Delgado has been pitching and with Godley having options, we felt like we wanted to take this opportunity to protect the bullpen.”
Hazen said the Diamondbacks’ ability to keep the bullpen fresh for the season’s first two months has been a significant factor in their success.
“He did everything he needed to do to control the situation,” Hazen said. “We respect that and he pitched his butt off. But that was the decision we made today.”
In six starts this season, Godley has a 2.39 ERA. He’s allowed just two home runs and has induced a slew of ground-ball outs. He did not allow more than three runs in any outing and has logged at least six innings in each of his past five starts.
“Unfortunately, it’s part of the game,” Hazen said. “Yeah, we recognize the way he’s pitched and it was factored into the discussion. We’re responsible for the entire 25-man roster and for the entire team being able to perform at the level it needs to perform at. He was a big part of that and will continue to be a big part, but for the time being we had to make that decision today.”
Pitching coach Mike Butcher recalled a similar move during his time as the Los Angeles Angels’ pitching coach involving Jered Weaver, who was pitching well but, as the young guy on the staff, was sent out to make room for a veteran.
“It’s tough,” Butcher said. “You’ve got a guy up here who has been pitching really, really well. He’s done everything that we’ve asked him to do. It’s tough. Nothing is ever easy when you send a guy down that’s pitching well.”
At the moment, there do not appear to be any plans for Godley to rejoin the team. Delgado apparently will stay in the rotation for the time being, and Hazen said the club has not mapped out how it will handle an upcoming stretch in which there are three off days in eight days.
Walker’s status ‘up in the air’ for Sunday start
Right-hander Taijuan Walker’s scheduled bullpen session was pushed back to Friday, an indication he might not be ready to return from the disabled list to pitch on Sunday.
Walker already has missed two starts due to a blister on his right index finger.
“I think the idea was to give him one more day, let him go to the bullpen tomorrow and see how he feels,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “We’ll have more of a thought (tomorrow) as to what’s going to be happening as we move forward to Sunday.”
Said Butcher: “Yeah, I do think it’s up in the air. We’re going to kind of go with it and see where we’re at tomorrow. It’s definitely up in the air.”
Though Sunday would be his regular turn after pitching on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, left-hander Robbie Ray is not an option to start if Walker can’t, Lovullo said.
“I think we pushed Robbie a little bit farther than we normally would have in his last start knowing that he had two extra days rest,” Lovullo said. “We’re not going to change his course. He knew he was going to get that rest. We feel very strongly about him starting Game 1 (against the San Diego Padres) on Tuesday and we’re going to leave it that way.”
Right-hander Braden Shipley could be the choice. He had his scheduled start for Triple-A Reno pushed back.
“We wanted to make sure we kept every option open,” Hazen said.
Diamondbacks at Marlins
When: 4:10 p.m.
Where: Marlins Park, Miami.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (6-3, 3.24) vs. Marlins LHP Jeff Locke (9-8, 5.44)*.
* — Stats from 2016.
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Greinke gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Brewers on Saturday in Milwaukee. He was hurt by poor defense by LF Yasmany Tomas, who couldn’t catch what looked to be a routine fly ball, a play that led to a big inning for the Brewers. … In seven starts prior to that, Greinke had posted a 2.32 ERA in 50 1/3 innings. … In two starts at Marlins Park in his career, Greinke has given up one run in 15 2/3 innings. … Locke will be making his first start of the season after missing the first two months with left bicep tendinitis. … He had a 5.44 ERA in 127 1/3 innings for the Pirates last season. … He has not thrown well against the Diamondbacks, allowing a 6.57 ERA in 24 2/3 innings.
Diamondbacks facing a left-handed pitcher so you know the drill: Lamb drops to seventh in the lineup.
‘Signature moments’ piling up for D-Backs this season
On the surface, the Diamondbacks probably would have preferred to depart Pittsburgh after nine innings on Wednesday and before the one-hour, 33-minute rain delay they endured. They’d have rather not experienced the blown save or the reclaiming of the lead, or the next blown save or the subsequent three innings it took to finally score again.
But, as it turned out, not only did they come away with a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in 14 innings at PNC Park, they might also have authored the newest “signature moment” – in the vernacular of manager Torey Lovullo – in a season that already has so many of them they could fill up a scrapbook.
“We had two leads that evaporated quickly, and one of them was heartbreaking. One of them was potentially the last batter of the game,” Lovullo said. “These guys really came together and I think that speaks volumes about what this team has inside of them.”
Pollock still weeks away from potential return
A.J. Pollock continues to make progress from his groin injury, but General Manager Mike Hazen said the Diamondbacks center fielder still could be two weeks away from returning from the disabled list.
“Obviously, we’re going to make sure we do this the right way,” Hazen said. “We want him back as soon as possible but we want to make sure he’s back 100 percent.”
Pollock has resumed light baseball activities, but he’s still a week to 10 days away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment, Hazen said.
He said a return in about two weeks is “a rough estimate of what we’re looking at.”
Unlike a year ago, the Diamondbacks haven’t missed a beat without their former All-Star center fielder. In the 15 games he’s missed entering Wednesday, the Diamondbacks were 11-4, averaging five runs per game.
Friday: At Miami, 4:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (4-5, 5.14) vs. Marlins RHP Jose Urena (3-2, 3.14).
Saturday: At Miami, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Randall Delgado (1-0, 3.47) vs. Marlins RHP Edinson Volquez (1-7, 4.44).
Sunday: At Miami, 10:10 a.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (4-3, 3.46). vs. Marlins LHP Justin Nicolino (0-1, 4.15).