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D-Backs win as Webb passes 1,000 strikeout mark, beats Lincecum

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Webb enjoys matching up with other major league aces, especially when Arizona gets the win.

Webb struck out eight to pass 1,000 for his career and got the win in a matchup with fellow All-Star right-hander Tim Lincecum, leading the Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Webb allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings, winning his third straight decision to become the second pitcher in the majors with 14 victories.

He managed to get a few words out of the usually reserved Lincecum when both were in New York this month for the All-Star festivities.

"He was a couple of lockers down from me but he didn't say too much," Webb said. "It was more like, 'Hey, what's up?' some chitchat here and there. It's always fun to play in these kinds of close games."

Lincecum had a career-high 13 strikeouts in seven innings, and left with a 3-2 lead.

Chris Young and Conor Jackson each drove in runs against Tyler Walker (3-6) in Arizona's three-run eighth. Young's sacrifice fly tied it at 3, and Jackson singled in Stephen Drew to give the Diamondbacks the lead.

"When you give up a leadoff double you're asking for trouble," Walker said. "It's frustrating because we battled back against one of the best pitchers in the league. I let the team down."

Chad Tracy made it 5-3 with a sacrifice fly off Jack Taschner.

Webb (14-4) became the 57th active pitcher with 1,000 Ks when he struck out Dave Roberts in the third inning. He now has 1,008 for his career.

"I was able to get my pitch count under control by being more aggressive," Webb said. "Roberts always battles me pretty good and I end up walking him twice. He scored both times too. I pitched around some trouble and tried to stay in there for as long as I could."

Webb has won seven straight decisions against the Giants, and hasn't given up a home run to a San Francisco hitter since Moises Alou in April 2006, a span of 62 innings.

Webb's 12 wins against the Giants are his most versus any team and his six wins in San Francisco are his most outside of Arizona.

"He's pretty economical with his pitches and that's why we can leave him out there an extra inning to pick up a win," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "Both guys pitched great and there were big hits on both sides."

Chris Snyder had two hits and drove in two runs for the Diamondbacks, who have won four of five to climb one game over .500 for the first time since June 30. The Diamondbacks have won eight of their last 12 against the Giants.

Lincecum struck out the side twice and recorded two strikeouts in three other innings. He got Drew three times.

"I'm more concentrating on the task at hand," Lincecum said. "I'm not out there worrying about my strikeout totals or anything while we're in a game like that -- especially a close one. It's more, 'Let's get out of these innings, let's get our bats going.' That's pretty much what I was trying to do."

Lincecum did not walk a batter and was helped by his defense nailing two Diamondbacks at the plate. Alex Romero, who recorded his first major league triple, was thrown out trying to score on an infield grounder in the third and Snyder was cut down trying to score on a single to center to end the fifth.

"Early on he was dominating," Melvin said. "But our bats got better as the game went along, no question."

Jon Rauch threw a perfect eighth and Brandon Lyon pitched the ninth for his 21st save in 26 chances, finishing the five-hitter.

Aaron Rowand had two hits and drove in two runs for the Giants, who fell to 4-11 in their last 15 games.

Notes

  • The Diamondbacks are now 4-34 when trailing after the seventh inning.
  • Lincecum recorded 10-plus strikeouts for the sixth time.
  • Arizona is 24-12 against the NL West.
  • Jackson is hitting .485 (16-33) with three home runs and seven RBI since the All-Star break.
 
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Brandon Webb is familiar with the letter 'K' as he finishes the night with 1,008 career strikeouts.  (AP)
Brandon Webb is familiar with the letter 'K' as he finishes the night with 1,008 career strikeouts. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

B. Webb
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 3
BB 2
K 8
San Francisco

T. Lincecum
IP 7.0
H 7
ER 2
BB 0
K 13
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
Stephen Drew, SS4100030 .267
Chris Young, CF3001020 .235
Orlando Hudson, 2B4120010 .305
Conor Jackson, LF4121011 .318
Chad Tracy, 1B3111020 .303
Mark Reynolds, 3B3000031 .245
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
    Brandon Lyon, P0000000 .000
Chris Snyder, C4022020 .248
Alex Romero, RF4010012 .243
Brandon Webb, P2010002 .163
   a- Augie Ojeda, PH-3B2110000 .264
Totals335105015  
a-doubled for Webb in the 8th
Batting
2B - Chris Snyder (15, Lincecum), Augie Ojeda (5, T. Walker)
3B - Alex Romero (1, Lincecum)
SF - Chris Young (3), Chad Tracy (1)
SH - Mark Reynolds (1)
RBI - Chris Young (51), Conor Jackson (54), Chad Tracy (27), Chris Snyder 2 (40)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - Chad Tracy (3, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Webb (W,14-4) 7433280 3.14
Jon Rauch (H,1) 1000000 2.86
Brandon Lyon (S,21) 1100020 3.76
Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 107-70, Jon Rauch 13-8, Brandon Lyon 19-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 8-5, Jon Rauch 1-2
Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 27, Jon Rauch 3, Brandon Lyon 4
San Francisco Giants
Dave Roberts, LF2200210 .200
Eugenio Velez, 2B4010011 .208
Randy Winn, RF3111001 .274
Bengie Molina, C4000033 .282
Aaron Rowand, CF4022021 .292
John Bowker, 1B4000012 .260
Jose Castillo, 3B4000001 .259
Omar Vizquel, SS3010000 .188
Tim Lincecum, P2000020 .163
   a- Ivan Ochoa, PH1000000 .313
    Tyler Walker, P0000000 .000
    Jack Taschner, P0000000 .000
Totals31353210  
a-grounded out for Lincecum in the 7th
Batting
SF - Randy Winn (7)
RBI - Randy Winn (40), Aaron Rowand 2 (55)
2-OUT RBI - Aaron Rowand 2 (25)
SB - Dave Roberts (1, 2nd base off Webb/Snyder), Eugenio Velez (10, 2nd base off Webb/Snyder), Randy Winn (20, 2nd base off Webb/Snyder)
CS - Omar Vizquel (1, 2nd base by Webb/Snyder)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Aaron Rowand 1
DP - Lincecum-Bowker-Molina
E - John Bowker 2 (6, Missed catch of throw)
San Francisco Giants
Tim Lincecum 77220130 2.78
Tyler Walker (BS,4; L,3-6) 0.1331000 4.81
Jack Taschner 1.2000020 3.03
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 111-76, Tyler Walker 20-11, Jack Taschner 20-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 3-3, Tyler Walker 1-1, Jack Taschner 1-2
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 26, Tyler Walker 5, Jack Taschner 5
Game Information
Attendance - 37094
Game Time - 2:52
Temperature - 67
Umpires - Home - Bill Hohn, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Dan Iassogna