ANAHEIM -- When he saw that Lyle Overbay was starting at first base instead of him Thursday night, Paul Goldschmidt approached the veteran.
"Get a couple of hits," Goldschmidt told him.
Overbay smiled when he was asked about the comment after the game in which he picked up three hits in the D-backs' 11-3 win over the Rangers in Texas.
"He always does that," Overbay said.
"Yeah, but he does it," Goldschmidt said one day later when told what Overbay said.
Such is the relationship between the veteran Overbay and Goldschmidt, who is entering his first full season in the big leagues. Rather than a rivalry or a battle for playing time, it's more of a friendship.
"We're each other's best supporter," Overbay said.
About the only thing the pair disagree about is who is the starter.
"It's his job," Overbay said.
"I don't consider myself the starter," Goldschmidt said. "I consider us both the starters."
Manager Kirk Gibson could not be happier with the production he's gotten from the first-base position this year.
"They're team players," Gibson said. "They do have a great relationship and they feed off each other, they both motivate each other, they work to get better."
Young fondly recalls All-Star time in Anaheim
ANAHEIM -- When he stepped out of the cab and walked into Angel Stadium and into the visitors' clubhouse, D-backs outfielder Chris Young could not help but flash back to 2010.
Young was selected to represent the D-backs in the All-Star Game that year in Anaheim. It was his first and only visit to the ballpark before Friday.
"It's a weird little feeling because I'm in the same clubhouse, the same batting cage, the same everything," Young said. "I've always just associated this locker room with the All-Star Game."
Young wound up catching the final out in that All-Star Game, the lone appearance he has made in the Midsummer Classic thus far.
"It was one of the best times of my life as far as my baseball career goes," Young said. "Going to the playoffs tops that by a lot, but from a personal level, that was right at the top."
Interleague Play has given Young a chance to come back and relive the memories, and this road trip gave the Houston native his first chance to play at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
"I was excited to be able to play at Texas," Young said. "It feels weird to be in the league for six years and still have stadiums you haven't seen in person. Just being in a different environment it makes you feel like you just got called up to the big leagues because you haven't played in that stadium before. Playing teams and guys you normally don't play against is fun for me."
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson is very familiar with the brain trust of the Angels. General manager Jerry Dipoto was the D-backs' interim GM in 2010, when Gibson served as interim manager, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia was a teammate of Gibson's on the 1988 World Series champion Dodgers.
"Mike and Jerry are a good tandem," Gibson said. "They're both great baseball guys."
Shortstop Stephen Drew is in the midst of playing three straight days for Triple-A Reno, the first time he's done that since suffering a devastating ankle injury last July 20.
"I think Stephen knows what he's up against now, so I think we're getting closer," Gibson said.
With Dan Haren starting Friday, Gibson was asked about the July 2010 trade in which the right-hander was dealt to the Angels in exchange for Joe Saunders, Rafael Rodriguez, Patrick Corbin and Tyler Skaggs.
While Saunders was looked at as an immediate piece of the rotation, Rodriguez was more of a bullpen filler. Corbin and Skaggs were what really made the deal for Dipoto, who was pulling the trigger for the D-backs. The pair are regarded as top pitching prospects.
"We held out for Skaggs," Gibson said. "They had a deal, but they were hanging on to Skaggs and Jerry held out and in the end we got him. We weren't going to do it without Skaggs the way I remembered it."
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.