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Snake bites

• Right-hander Ian Kennedy threw Friday without his index finger being wrapped and said it felt fine, and he expects to be able to make his Saturday start without an issue.

Kennedy cut himself this past week while doing dishes and the team scratched him from his scheduled start Monday.

• The umpiring crew for Friday's game was working on very little sleep. Crew chief Joe West, Rob Drake, David Rackley and Andy Fletcher worked Thursday's game between the Royals and Cardinals.

Because of a rain delay, the game didn't end until around 3:15 a.m. CT, and the crew hopped in a car to drive from St. Louis to Chicago right after.

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he was not concerned that the lack of rest would affect the crew.

"They'll deal with it," he said. "It's not the first time."

• First baseman Kila Ka'aihue hit his 16th homer of the year for Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.
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