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D-backs will start Anthony Banda vs. Giants on Friday

Aug 3, 2017, 7:55 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Anthony Banda throws against the Washington Nationals during the first...

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Anthony Banda throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Left-hander Anthony Banda will make his second MLB start for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday when they open a series against the Giants in San Francisco, the team announced.

Banda fills in for Robbie Ray, who went on the concussion disabled list after a comebacker struck him in the head last Friday in a game at St. Louis.

The 23-year-old Banda debuted July 22 against the Washington Nationals, going 5.2 innings while allowing seven hits, four earned runs and one home run. He struck out five and induced five grounders to 13 fly-outs in the 4-3 Diamondbacks loss.

Starting for San Francisco will be Madison Bumgarner, who is making his fifth start since returning from a disabled list assignment due to a shoulder injury suffered in a dirt bike accident.

Bumgarner has pitched well in his last two outings, going 5.0 innings with one run allowed in an 11-3 win against the Pirates on July 25, then going 7.0 innings of five-hit, scoreless pitching at Dodger Stadium this past Sunday.

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Baseball fans wait out a rain delay during the second inning in a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks' shortstop Adam Rosales chases a ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Chicago. Reliever David Hernandez and infielder Rosales joined the Diamondbacks after they were acquired in a pair of trades. It's a reunion for Hernandez, who played for the Diamondbacks for four seasons before he signed with Philadelphia as a free agent in December 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury hits a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hits a three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, right, celebrates with Adam Rosales after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana reacts after Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after striking out swinging during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury, top, celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras, right, talks to home plate umpire Pat Hoberg, left, as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis looks to the field during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana reacts after Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, right, celebrates with A.J. Pollock after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Adam Rosales, right, throws out Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ at first after forcing out Kyle Schwarber, left, at second base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) A baseball fan puts on a plastic poncho on as she watches a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs in the first inning, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke, left, talks with catcher Jeff Mathis during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras, left, celebrates with manager Joe Maddon after hitting a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras, right, celebrates with third base coach Gary Jones after hitting a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a two RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Jon Jay, left, and Javier Baez celebrate after scoring on a single by Willson Contreras during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez celebrates after scoring on a single by Willson Contreras during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley wipes his face after Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hit a two-run single during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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