Arizona at San Francisco

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Arizona (51-51) «05100040010110
San Francisco (43-59)0000101002100

Diamondbacks 10, Giants 2

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Dan Haren took the mound knowing he needed to get Arizona off to a strong start in what has shaped up to be a key stretch for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.

Haren did his part and so did the offense.

Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer, Conor Jackson and Chad Tracy also connected and the D-Backs gave Haren plenty of early run support in a 10-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

"It's a very important road trip for us. Everyone knows it," Haren said. "It's nice to set the tone and start off on the right foot, and hopefully go on from here. I had a little extra Adrenalin coming out at the beginning of the game and felt good in the bullpen, which isn't always the case."

Stephen Drew and Chris Young hit two-run doubles in Arizona's five-run second inning, when the Diamondbacks batted around against Jonathan Sanchez (8-6) on four hits, three of them doubles. Chris Snyder singled in the other run that inning and Jackson had a double.

Haren (10-5) matched his season high with nine strikeouts and didn't walk a batter in eight innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this month. He allowed nine hits and two runs.

Arizona quickly showed why it is atop the West despite the division's poor record this year, ending the Giants' momentum after San Francisco took three from the Washington Nationals for the club's first home sweep of the season.

Both clubs considered this a crucial series -- and the Diamondbacks began a stretch of 10 straight division road games in impressive fashion.

With Arizona leading 6-1, Reynolds hit the first pitch from rookie Geno Espineli over the wall in center for his 20th homer. Tracy followed with his sixth homer to chase Espineli, who earned his first major league win Wednesday in his second career outing.

"To put up 10 tonight is huge for us," Reynolds said. "You get guys on base and anything can happen. That's what we've been doing. We're doing the little things."

Arizona hit consecutive home runs for the second time this year. Justin Upton and Reynolds did it on May 31 at Washington.

Jose Castillo singled in the Giants' first run in the fifth and Fred Lewis added an RBI single in the seventh.

"I thought we had some pretty good at-bats," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We created a couple of good opportunities. We just let the game get out of hand."

Haren, who won his last decision after a three-start winless stretch, added a double to his cause for his seventh hit in 45 at-bats this season. Acquired by Arizona last December from Oakland, Haren made his first start in the Bay Area since the swap.

Haren allowed two or fewer earned runs for the eighth straight start as the D-Backs improved to 6-10 over their last 16 road games.

"Danny, that's pretty much what we see every time from him," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "We've had some games we really thought would give us some momentum and games we thought would take the momentum away from us. We've got to follow it up tomorrow."

Diamondbacks second baseman Orlando Hudson returned to the lineup and batted third after missing Wednesday's game with a bruised right ankle. He was hurt when hit by a pitch Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs.

Sanchez was done after 2 2/3 innings, the left-hander's shortest outing of 2008 and third shortest of his career.

"I wasn't focused," Sanchez said. "After those plays, I just got frustrated and was throwing the ball -- I wasn't pitching then."

Notes

Haren didn't give up a walk for the fifth time this year. ... Giants RHP Keiichi Yabu, on the DL nursing a sprained right middle finger, was scheduled to throw his first bullpen of fastballs only Saturday. ... Giants LF Dave Roberts was out of the starting lineup a day after making his first start since April after recovering from left knee surgery. He had a great catch and two hits, including the game-winning RBI. His knee is fine and Bochy said Roberts would start again Saturday night when the Giants face 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb. ... Melvin is moving RHP Micah Owings back into the rotation and putting RHP Yusmeiro Petit in the bullpen. Owings will start in the team's next series at San Diego. "It was a difficult decision," Melvin said. "Both of these guys have done enough to warrant pitching in the rotation."

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

D. Haren
IP 8.0
H 9
ER 2
BB 0
K 9
Arizona

M. Reynolds
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Stephen Drew, SS4112100 .270
Chris Young, CF4122122 .236
Orlando Hudson, 2B4110003 .303
   a- Augie Ojeda, PH-2B1000010 .260
Conor Jackson, LF4221024 .316
   b- Alex Romero, PH-RF1000010 .243
Mark Reynolds, 3B5123021 .247
Chad Tracy, 1B3211110 .303
   c- Jamie D'Antona, PH-1B1000001 .333
Chris Snyder, C3011110 .243
Chris Burke, RF-LF4100012 .184
Dan Haren, P3110100 .149
    Billy Buckner, P0000000 .000
Totals37101110511  
a-struck out for Hudson in the 9th
b-struck out for Jackson in the 9th
c-grounded out for Tracy in the 9th
Batting
2B - Stephen Drew (24, Sanchez), Chris Young (27, Sanchez), Conor Jackson (16, Sanchez), Mark Reynolds (16, Hinshaw), Dan Haren (6, Matos)
HR - Conor Jackson (11, Sanchez), Mark Reynolds (20, Espineli), Chad Tracy (6, Espineli)
RBI - Stephen Drew 2 (39), Chris Young 2 (50), Conor Jackson (53), Mark Reynolds 3 (64), Chad Tracy (26), Chris Snyder (38)
2-OUT RBI - Stephen Drew 2 (21), Chris Young 2 (18)
SB - Chris Young (8, 2nd base off Espineli/Molina), Chris Burke (5, 2nd base off Sanchez/Molina)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Hudson-Tracy, Drew-Ojeda-D'Antona
Arizona Diamondbacks
Dan Haren (W,10-5) 8922090 2.56
Billy Buckner 1100100 3.86
HBP - Burriss (by Dan Haren)
Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 100-72, Billy Buckner 20-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 10-4, Billy Buckner 1-1
Batters Faced - Dan Haren 33, Billy Buckner 4
San Francisco Giants
Fred Lewis, LF-CF5021022 .272
Jose Castillo, 2B-3B4021001 .262
Randy Winn, RF4000014 .274
Bengie Molina, C3000000 .286
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
   a- Dave Roberts, PH-LF1010000 .217
Aaron Rowand, CF3000010 .289
    Eugenio Velez, CF-2B1000001 .207
John Bowker, 1B4010031 .264
    Alex Hinshaw, P0000000 .000
Rich Aurilia, 3B-1B3110111 .272
Omar Vizquel, SS3010001 .186
    Ivan Ochoa, SS1010000 .333
Jonathan Sanchez, P0000000 .128
    Osiris Matos, P1000011 .000
   b- Emmanuel Burriss, PH0100000 .283
    Geno Espineli, P0000000 .000
    Steve Holm, C2010001 .240
Totals35210219  
a-singled for Romo in the 8th
b-hit by pitch for Matos in the 5th
Batting
2B - Jose Castillo (26, Haren), Steve Holm (8, Haren)
3B - John Bowker (3, Haren)
RBI - Fred Lewis (29), Jose Castillo (32)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Castillo (17)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Vizquel-Bowker
San Francisco Giants
Jonathan Sanchez (L,8-6) 2.2566421 4.46
Osiris Matos 2.1100130 1.86
Geno Espineli 1.1444012 12.00
Sergio Romo 1.2000030 2.38
Alex Hinshaw 1100020 2.52
Pitches-Strikes - Jonathan Sanchez 81-46, Osiris Matos 39-24, Geno Espineli 38-23, Sergio Romo 21-14, Alex Hinshaw 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathan Sanchez 3-2, Osiris Matos 2-2, Geno Espineli 1-2, Alex Hinshaw 1-0
Batters Faced - Jonathan Sanchez 16, Osiris Matos 9, Geno Espineli 8, Sergio Romo 5, Alex Hinshaw 4
Game Information
Attendance - 32851
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Bill Hohn, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Ron Kulpa