Dan Haren Pitches D-backs to 5-3 Win Over Astros

Arizona's second ace solid in victory
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 12:12 AM CDT
Dan Haren Pitches D-backs to 5-3 Win Over Astros
Arizona Diamondbacks' Eric Byrnes scores under a leaping Houston Astros catcher J.R. Towles off a double by teammate Conor Jackson during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

Dan Haren pitched into the eighth inning and hit an RBI double, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Houston Astros 5-3 on Monday night. Haren (4-1) scattered five hits over a season-high 7 2-3 innings and Mark Reynolds hit a two-run double for the Diamondbacks, who improved their major league-leading record to 19-7.

The right-hander retired the side in order six times, finishing with five strikeouts and one walk. Chad Qualls got the final out in the eighth inning and Brandon Lyon pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances. Miguel Tejada had an RBI double in the eighth for the Astros, who have lost three straight after a season-best six-game winning streak. (More baseball stories.)

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