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Randall Delgado's start was not quite what you'd call an unmitigated success, but the offense had their hitting shoes on, and the D-backs reached the .500 mark again

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Three batters in, we were three runs ahead, thanks to home-runs by Ender Inciarte and Paul Goldschmidt, the latter breaking a long drought. However, Randall Delgado was less than sharp, particularly the second time through the order, and by the end of the third inning, the score was tied at four. Delgado was gone, lasting only 2.1 innings, giving up six hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts. Fortunately, Zack Godley calmed things down, tossing 3.2 innings of one-run ball, on a hit and a walk with three K's, and the rest of the bullpen proved up to the task in the middle frames, although not without some nervous moments.

Fortunately, there was a lot of hitting being done. In particular, Paul Goldschmidt, who added another two-run homer in the seventh, and finished the day with four hits and four RBI. A.J. Pollock was positively slacking, only managing a paltry three hits this time. Sheesh. Chris Owings also had three hits, and Ender Inciarte a couple of hits. The D-backs put up crooked numbers in both the seventh and the eighth, so we entered the ninth with a six-run lead. Keith Hessler somehow turned that into a save situation. There may have been a gas-can involved. Daniel Hudson obliged, and this 18-run slugfest was over.