Nick Ahmed hit a go-ahead solo homer off Jonathan Broxton in the top of the eighth inning as part of a 7-5 win over the Brewers on Friday.
A.J. Pollock added some insurance one inning later with a two-run blast off Corey Knebel. Ahmed has gone deep three times in his last seven games after failing to hit a home run over his first 35 games this season. The 25-year-old is batting just .214/.277/.325 on the year.
Brad Ziegler allowed a run, but managed to hold on for his third save of the season Friday against the Brewers.
After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a three-run lead, Ziegler allowed a leadoff double to Gerardo Parra before getting Ryan Braun to ground out. Elian Herrera followed with another ground out to knock in a run, but Ziegler got Aramis Ramirez to fly out to end the ballgame. The sidearmer doesn't miss many bats, so he's not the prototypical closer-type, but he's the best option in Arizona's bullpen right now.
Rubby De La Rosa gave up four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.
Most of the damage came on the home run ball, as De La Rosa served up a leadoff blast to Carlos Gomez in the first before Adam Lind connected for a two-run shot in the third. De La Rosa struck out four and walked a pair in the no-decision and now has a 4.50 ERA through 10 starts. He's been prone to the home run ball, giving up 10 of them in 64 innings, but his 59/16 K/BB ratio hints at some upside.
Jimmy Nelson took a no-decision Friday after allowing four runs over six innings against the Diamondbacks.
Nelson gave up seven hits, including a pair of solo home runs. While he didn't get the win, he struck out eight and didn't walk a batter, which is a good sign. He had walked nine batters over his previous two starts. The 25-year-old will bring a 3.90 ERA into a challenging assignment against the Cardinals on the road next week.
David Peralta went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two walks, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Batting out of the cleanup spot,, Peralta had an RBI double in the first inning and a solo homer in the third. The 27-year-old has quietly been very useful in fantasy leagues this season, batting .258 with five home runs, 24 RBI, and an .812 OPS over 44 games.
Adam Lind went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Lind launched a two-run homer off Rubby De La Rosa in the bottom of the third inning before adding an RBI double in the fifth. The 31-year-old came into Friday's action hitting just .187 this month. He'll likely be happy to see the calendar flip to June.
Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) played seven innings in a minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg on Friday.
Rendon went 1-for-4 at the plate with a single and three strikeouts. The most important take-away is that he was able to field his position without issue. The 24-year-old continues to work his way back from oblique and knee injuries and is on track to rejoin the Nationals before the end of next week.
John Lackey fired seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Lackey was nothing short of excellent, allowing just five hits (all of them singles) and one walk while striking out nine batters. The veteran right-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven straight starts and now has a 2.83 ERA on the year. Not bad for a guy who is making the major league minimum salary. He'll try to keep it going against the Brewers at home next week.