Worth noting

• Third baseman Martin Prado was back in the lineup Saturday after being forced to leave Friday's game with a laceration on his left index finger.

• Towers said the club claimed Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Giants on Friday to bolster their outfield depth at Triple-A Reno.

"Bill Gayton, one of my scouts, has always liked him," Towers said. "He said he reminds him of kind of a young [Nate] Schierholtz, who the Giants had at one time. It's left-handed power, a plus defender, plus arm. We're a little thin in the outfield."

• D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he knew how to answer when he was asked whether the Opening Series in Australia affected his team.

"I mean how would you know?" he said. "The Dodgers are 4-2. They went there. We just haven't pitched good enough up to this point. We're really one or two in a row good starts away by a starting pitcher getting turned around."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.