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Arizona still looking for consistency in rotation

Saturday - 6/29/2013, 12:34am  ET

Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton hits a single to score teammate Jason Heyward, not pictured, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks were hoping Randall Delgado would end a recent ugly streak by their starting pitchers.

Delgado pitched well enough to give the Diamondbacks a chance, but manager Kirk Gibson still needs someone in his rotation to pick up the slack.

That was particularly important on a night when Arizona's offense was shut out for the first time since last Sept. 26.

"It's going to happen," Gibson said. "It's baseball. It's not odd at all. It's probably odder that we've scored in all these games. We have to regroup tomorrow. We'll get back after it."

Delgado was undermined Friday night as the Diamondbacks failed to score for the first time in 85 games and lost 3-0 to the Atlanta Braves.

Julio Teheran pitched six strong innings and Andrelton Simmons homered for the Braves, who have won three of four and lead second-place Washington by 5
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