A three-game sweep of the Padres pushed the D-backs' major-league-leading home-field record to 24-8. It's the best home record after 32 games in the franchise's 20-year history.
The return home also perked up a Diamonbacks' offense that has been in a season-long slumber away from Chase Field. Chris Iannetta's seven-RBI game triggered a 15-run outburst on Thursday -- the most runs scored by the D-backs since June of 2014.
The Brewers (32-29) have played better on the road than in Milwaukee -- winning 15 of 25 games away from home. They hold a 1-game lead over the Cubs in NL Central despite going 3-4 on a just-completed homestand.
Delgado has pitched so well filling in for injured Taijuan Walker that Torey Lovullo intends to keep him in the starting rotation.
He has a 1.80 ERA in his three starts while upping his pitch count from 61 to 92 to 93. He has surrendered 14 hits and three earned runs in 15 innings -- walking two and striking out 15. He on the losing end of Edinson Volquez's no-hitter in Miami last Saturday, giving up one run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
"I'm pretty happy to stay," said Delgado, who has been used almost exclusively in relief since 2013. "I don't know how long it is going to be. I'm just trying to do my job."
Davies, who pitched for Mesquite High School in nearby Gilbert, has made steady improvement through the course of the season. Since giving up 18 runs in his first 19 2/3 innings, he is 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA in his last eight starts.
He is coming off of his best start of the season, a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday. He limited L.A. to three hits and one walk in six innings while striking out six.
He is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA in two career starts against the D-backs. He was the losing pitcher in a 3-0 game on May 25, giving up seven hits and three runs in six innings.
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Powering up at home
The D-backs have hit home runs in 12 consecutive home games -- a total of 24. It's their longest such streak since 2001.
Jake Lamb leads the team with 15 homers and leads the majors with 53 RBI, even after going 0 for 4 in Thursday's 15-run explosion. Paul Goldschmidt is the major-league leader in runs (53) and walks (44), third in on-base percentage (.438) and seventh in RBI (46).
Chris Owings drove in six runs in the three victories over the Padres. He's already set a new career high with seven home runs, and his 36 RBI are just 13 shy of his career-best total.
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Scouting the Brewers
Former Arizona State infielder Eric Sogard began the season in Triple-A but is hitting .414 with three home runs and six doubles in 22 games since being called up. Sogard is a .247 career hitter and had eight home runs in 435 games before joining the Brewers.
First baseman Eric Thames has cooled off since his sizzling April but still ranks among the league leaders with 16 home runs. Third baseman Travis Shaw has a team-high 42 RBI, a .298 average and 10 homers.
Keon Broxton and Jonathan Villar rank fourth and eighth in the majors for most strikeouts. Broxton, hitting .225, has 82 in 210 plate appearances. Villar (.209) has 73 in 243 plate appearances.