Houston at Arizona

W: T. Cahill (8-8) L: B. Norris (5-8)
HR: HOU - C. Corporan (1),S. Moore (4)   ARI - J. Upton (8)

Diamondbacks 13, Astros 8

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PHOENIX -- Exactly one year after he went down with a brutal ankle injury, Stephen Drew was back in the thick of things for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

And it felt good.

Drew, subject of considerable trade speculation, drove in three runs with a double and a single and the Diamondbacks opened a 10-game homestand with a 13-8 victory over the reeling Houston Astros on Friday night.

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He said his wife had reminded him that it was exactly a year ago that he broke his left ankle and tore the ligaments surrounding it in a slide at home plate. Drew didn't return until a month ago.

"I haven't played the game in almost a year," he said, "so I'm just trying to get back in the swing of things and it felt good. It felt good to get guys in when they're in scoring position. I'm just glad to be a part of it."

Justin Upton hit his 99th career home run for Arizona and drew a bases-loaded walk from Bud Norris for a third RBI.

"It was nice to get the bats going," Upton said. "We went out and got some good pitches to hit, drove some balls and got runners in scoring position, and we executed."

Trevor Cahill (8-8) gave up four runs, three earned, in 5 1/3 innings to get the win.

"I would have liked for him to go more than 5 1/3 innings," manager Kirk Gibson said, " but he just lost it."

Norris (5-8) allowed nine runs, six hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings for his seventh straight loss. The Astros have lost four straight and 17th of 19.

"I don't know what to say," Norris said. " It wasn't pretty. I am out there grinding, battling and trying to make pitches. I didn't miss many barrels today."

Upton's two-run, opposite-field shot on Norris' 0-2 pitch broke a 2-2 tie in the third inning.

Cahill scattered nine hits while improving to 4-1 in his last six home starts. He had an RBI single in the Diamondbacks' five-run fifth. All five of the batters Norris walked scored.

Arizona's Aaron Hill was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk and scored twice, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Miguel Montero's bases-loaded single brought in two runs.

"If you look up and down the lineup, just great production from everybody," Gibson said. "We just kept the pressure on. We had 21 attempts with runners in scoring position and 10 of them we got in."

The Astros' Carlos Corporan hit his first major league home run. He also had an RBI double. Scott Moore hit a three-run homer off Arizona's Bryan Shaw with two outs in the ninth.

Jordan Schafer opened the game with a bloop double, then scored on Marwin Gonzalez's single. Gonzalez took third on Matt Downs' bunt single and scored when J.D. Martinez grounded into a double play to give Houston a 2-0 lead.

Arizona cut it to 2-1 in the first when Gerardo Parra drew a leadoff walk and scored on Drew's double.

Drew walked with one out in the third, advanced to third on Hill's single, and scored when Jason Kubel grounded out, tying the game at 2-2. Upton, 8-for-20 in his last five games, followed with his eighth homer of the season to put Arizona ahead for good.

Parra doubled to start the Diamondbacks' big fifth inning. With one out, Norris walked three consecutive batters to bring in Arizona's fifth run. Montero's two-run single off the glove of the charging Schafer in center brought in two more, then RBI singles by Paul Goldschmidt and Cahill made it 9-2.

The Diamondbacks gave up two in the sixth, one on Corporan's double.

Drew singled in two in Arizona's four-run seventh.


LHP Dallas Keuchel has been called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City and will start for Houston on Saturday night in place of J.A. Happ, who was part of Friday's 10-player trade with Toronto. A roster move will be made Saturday to make room for Keuchel. LHP Wade Miley (10-5, 3.13 ERA) goes for Arizona. ... Norris' last five starts have been on the road. ... Arizona 3B Ryan Wheeler was 1-for-4 and committed an error in his major league debut. ... Montero twice threw out Schafer trying to steal second.

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Players of the Game

S. Drew
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0

C. Corporan
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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MLB Power Rankings (4/18) (2:50)
Houston Astros
Jordan Schafer, CF4120123 .232
Marwin Gonzalez, SS5221012 .290
Matt Downs, 1B4020001 .205
J.D. Martinez, LF5110002 .241
Brian Bogusevic, RF4110113 .218
Chris Johnson, 3B3010002 .262
    Scott Moore, 3B2113000 .228
Brian Bixler, 2B5101021 .210
Carlos Corporan, C4122011 .300
Bud Norris, P2010011 .172
    Enerio Del Rosario, P0000000 .000
   a- Justin Maxwell, PH0000100 .220
    Fernando Abad, P0000000 .000
    Rhiner Cruz, P0000000 .000
    Wesley Wright, P0000000 .000
   b- Ben Francisco, PH1010000 .255
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
a-walked for Del Rosario in the 6th
b-singled for Wright in the 8th
2B - Jordan Schafer (10, Cahill), Marwin Gonzalez (6, Cahill), Matt Downs (3, Cahill), Chris Johnson (17, Cahill), Carlos Corporan (1, Cahill)
HR - Scott Moore (4, Shaw), Carlos Corporan (1, Albaladejo)
SH - Matt Downs (1)
RBI - Marwin Gonzalez (4), Scott Moore 3 (9), Brian Bixler (7), Carlos Corporan 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Scott Moore 3 (4), Carlos Corporan (1)
CS - Jordan Schafer 2 (8, 2nd base by Cahill/Montero, 2nd base by Cahill/Montero)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Jordan Schafer 1
E - Bud Norris (2, Throwing)
Houston Astros
Bud Norris (L,5-8) 4.1699571 5.33
Enerio Del Rosario 0.2200000 6.35
Fernando Abad 1200010 4.29
Rhiner Cruz 0.1344100 6.82
Wesley Wright 0.2100020 3.67
Francisco Cordero 1000000 5.60
WP - Bud Norris (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Bud Norris 103-59, Enerio Del Rosario 10-8, Fernando Abad 18-11, Rhiner Cruz 23-12, Wesley Wright 15-10, Francisco Cordero 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bud Norris 5-1, Enerio Del Rosario 1-0, Wesley Wright 1-0, Francisco Cordero 2-1
Batters Faced - Bud Norris 24, Enerio Del Rosario 3, Fernando Abad 4, Rhiner Cruz 5, Wesley Wright 4, Francisco Cordero 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Gerardo Parra, CF4221100 .277
Stephen Drew, SS4123102 .214
Aaron Hill, 2B4230112 .308
Jason Kubel, LF4101135 .289
    Jonathan Albaladejo, P0000000 .000
    Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
Justin Upton, RF4213100 .273
Miguel Montero, C5122022 .272
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4211110 .296
Ryan Wheeler, 3B4110022 .250
Trevor Cahill, P3011010 .125
    Craig Breslow, P0000000 .000
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .333
   a- Ryan Roberts, PH-LF1111000 .248
a-singled for Ziegler in the 7th
2B - Gerardo Parra 2 (13, Norris, Abad), Stephen Drew (4, Norris), Aaron Hill (23, Abad), Paul Goldschmidt (28, Del Rosario)
HR - Justin Upton (8, Norris)
RBI - Gerardo Parra (26), Stephen Drew 3 (6), Jason Kubel (64), Justin Upton 3 (41), Miguel Montero 2 (52), Paul Goldschmidt (45), Trevor Cahill (1), Ryan Roberts (33)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Upton 2 (10), Trevor Cahill (1)
SB - Aaron Hill (8, 2nd base off Norris/Corporan)
CS - Gerardo Parra (5, 3rd base by Abad/Corporan)
Team LOB - 6
DP - Drew-Hill-Goldschmidt
E - Trevor Cahill (4, Throwing), Ryan Wheeler (1, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Trevor Cahill (W,8-8) 5.1943230 3.77
Craig Breslow 0.2000120 2.75
Brad Ziegler 1000000 2.63
Jonathan Albaladejo 1211011 9.00
Bryan Shaw 1333021 4.26
WP - Trevor Cahill (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Cahill 101-66, Craig Breslow 17-8, Brad Ziegler 7-5, Jonathan Albaladejo 18-11, Bryan Shaw 22-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Cahill 10-2, Brad Ziegler 2-1
Batters Faced - Trevor Cahill 26, Craig Breslow 3, Brad Ziegler 3, Jonathan Albaladejo 5, Bryan Shaw 6
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Attendance - 23567
Game Time - 3:39
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings