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Owings Moves to 4-0 as D'backs Edge Giants 4-2

Arizona improves to MLB-best 14-5, 13-3 against NL West

(Newser) - Eric Byrnes hit the go-ahead, two-run homer, and Micah Owings became the season's third four-game winner Monday night when the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2. Mark Reynolds and Orlando Hudson hit solo home runs as the Diamondbacks improved their major league-best record to 14-5. Arizona is 13-3...

Padres Defeat Big Unit, Diamondbacks
Padres Defeat Big Unit, Diamondbacks

Padres Defeat Big Unit, Diamondbacks

San Diego snaps a four-game losing streak

(Newser) - Justin Huber connected off Randy Johnson for his first career home run, ruining the Big Unit's return and helping the San Diego Padres defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 today. The Padres had mustered a total of six runs in their previous four games, all losses. They scored that many against...

Jackson Leads D'backs to Rout of Padres

Maddux's woes against Arizona continue in an ugly fashion

(Newser) - Conor Jackson matched a career high with four hits, including two triples and a home run, and Arizona routed the weary San Diego Padres 9-0 on Friday. After losing a 22-inning game to Colorado and arriving in Phoenix at about 4 a.m. Friday, the Padres fell behind 6-0 in...

Webb improves to 4-0
Webb improves to 4-0 

Webb improves to 4-0

Diamondbacks continue hot start to season

(Newser) - Brandon Webb pitched another gem and, for the first time, has begun a season by winning his first four starts. Barry Zito has lost his opening four starts for the first time. Webb and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Zito and the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Wednesday in a matchup...

Owings, Jackson Lead Diamondbacks Over Giants

8-2 win continues Arizona's hot start

(Newser) - Chris Young hit a two-run homer, Conor Jackson connected for the second consecutive game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 8-2 on Tuesday. Micah Owings (3-0) struck out six in six innings and didn't give up a hit until Eugenio Velez singled leading off the fourth.

Randy Johnson Strikes Out 7 in 2008 Debut

But Giants get the 5-4 win with late rally off Diamondback bullpen

(Newser) - Randy Johnson had a hard time finding the strike zone in his season debut, eight months after back surgery. Still, the San Francisco Giants didn't get many good swings against him. The Big Unit did not allow an earned run in five innings, settling down to finish with seven strikeouts...

Rockies End Diamondbacks' Streak, 13-5

Defending NL champ Colorado finally breaks through against Arizona

(Newser) - Clint Barmes, Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins homered, and the Colorado Rockies routed Arizona 13-5 on Sunday, snapping the Diamondbacks' eight-game win streak. Barmes drove in four runs and Holliday and Atkins knocked in three apiece for the Rockies, who beat their NL West rivals for the first time in...

Haren Pitches Diamondbacks Past Rockies

Upton drives in four runs as Arizona goes to 5-0 vs. Colorado

(Newser) - Justin Upton went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run, to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to their eighth consecutive victory today, a 10-3 romp over the Colorado Rockies. The 20-year-old outfielder, the first overall pick in 2005, boosted his average to .415, including five home runs with 10...

Streaking Diamondbacks Edge Dodgers 4-3

Three-game sweep of division rivals makes it six straight for Arizona

(Newser) - Eric Byrnes hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh-inning off Hiroki Kuroda, and the Arizona Diamondbacks stretched their winning streak to six with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Micah Owings (2-0) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings as the Diamondbacks...

Davis Strong Before Cancer Surgery

(Newser) - Doug Davis, pitching two days before his scheduled surgery for thyroid cancer, allowed two runs in six innings, and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-5 Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Davis blanked the Dodgers through five innings before Jeff Kent doubled in...

Reynolds Homers Twice As D-Backs Cruise

Arizona pushes winning streak to four in home opener

(Newser) - Mark Reynolds hit two of Arizona's four home runs Monday night, and the Diamondbacks won their home opener 9-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers to stretch their winning streak to four games. Orlando Hudson had a two-run homer, and Chris Young added a solo shot and an RBI single after...

Diamondbacks Score Three in 10th Inning

Rockies drop home opener, 5-2, for fifth straight loss

(Newser) - Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the ninth and Stephen Drew went deep in Arizona's three-run 10th inning, leading the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Drew's second homer of the season came on a 1-0 pitch from Micah Bowie (0-1).

Young's 2 Homers Lift Diamondbacks
2 Homers Lift Diamondbacks

Young's 2 Homers Lift Diamondbacks

Webb dominates Rockies with seven strong innings

(Newser) - The Arizona Diamondbacks spoiled the unveiling of the Colorado's National League championship banner by beating the Rockies 7-2 last night. Chris Young hit two homers and Brandon Webb (2-0) allowed only one earned run and five hits over seven innings for the Diamondbacks. Justin Upton had a solo homer in...

Owings Leads D-Backs Past Rockies
Owings Leads D-Backs
Past Rockies

Owings Leads D-Backs Past Rockies

Spoils home opener for defending NL champs

(Newser) - The Colorado Rockies celebrated their NL championship Friday with a pregame jubilee filled with fireworks, fly-bys and flashbacks, then played nothing like the charmed team that won its first pennant six months ago. Arizona right-hander Micah Owings (1-0) struck out a career-best nine batters and allowed just one run...

Cueto Fans 10 As Reds Top D'Backs 3-2

Allows only Upton solo HR in seven strong innings

(Newser) - Johnny Cueto allowed nothing more than Justin Upton's solo homer in seven innings Thursday, striking out 10 in an overpowering debut while leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 22-year-old pitcher threw his 96 mph fastball right by hitters who had never seen it,...

Brewers Spoil Fukudome's Heroics for Cubs
Brewers Spoil Fukudome's Heroics for Cubs
opening day

Brewers Spoil Fukudome's Heroics for Cubs

Nats torch Phils' Gordon to push to 2-0 ; D'backs top Reds

(Newser) - Tony Gwynn Jr.'s 10th-inning sacrifice fly scored Craig Counsell to give Milwaukee a 4-3 win at Wrigley. Kosuke Fukudome, the Cubs' big acquisition this winter, went 3-for-3, including a tying, three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Gagne, reports the Sun-Times. Meanwhile, Kerry Wood failed in his debut as...

A's Deal Their Ace to Arizona
A's Deal Their Ace to Arizona

A's Deal Their Ace to Arizona

Oakland gets six prospects in return

(Newser) - Athletics GM Billy Beane, never one to shy away from an aggressive deal, today traded his team's top pitcher, Dan Haren, to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a slew of prospects, reports the Chronicle. Beane made the move with an eye on long-term building - apparently not convinced about his club's...

MLB Stars Bought 'Roids From Fla. Clinic

Latest leak names three, including Matt Williams, Jose Guillen

(Newser) - Three more baseball players, including outfielder Jose Guillen and retired third baseman Matt Williams, have been named as buying steroids from a Florida anti-aging clinic that has since been raided for suspected illegal drug sales, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, citing records. Prescriptions at the clinic were written by a...

Rockies Sweep to World Series
Rockies Sweep to World Series

Rockies Sweep to World Series

(Newser) - Apparently having forgotten how to lose a game, the Colorado Rockies completed their sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks last night with a 6-4 win. The team that was only four games above .500 a month ago is now headed to its first World Series after going 21-1 so far to...

D-Backs Can't Stop Streaking Rockies

4-1 win brings Colorado within one game of its first World Series

(Newser) - The freight train that is the Rockies didn't lose any steam last night in Colorado, taking the third NLCS game 4-1 to put the Arizona Diamondbacks on the verge of extinction. Only one team has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a championship series, but the Diamondbacks are...

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