|1-Ran for Carter in the 8th.|
2B: Young, Ch (23, Outman).
HR: Young, Ch (16, 5th inning off Outman, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bloomquist 2; Johnson, K; Young, Ch 7; Nady; Roberts, R.
RBI: Young, Ch 4 (46).
2-out RBI: Young, Ch 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Montero 3.
GIDP: Parra, G.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.
CS: Bloomquist (4, 2nd base by Breslow/Suzuki, K).
PO: Bloomquist (1st base by Breslow).
DP: 2 (Johnson, K-Bloomquist-Nady, Saunders, J-Johnson, K-Nady).
2B: Jackson, C (9, Saunders, J), Crisp (18, Saunders, J).
TB: Weeks 2; Sizemore, S 2; Crisp 2; Matsui; Carter 2; Jackson, C 3.
RBI: Sizemore, S (12), Matsui (33).
2-out RBI: Matsui.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui; Crisp; Suzuki, K; Carter; Jackson, C.
GIDP: Jackson, C; Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.
Pickoffs: Breslow (Bloomquist at 1st base).
|Saunders (W, 5-7)||7.0||8||2||2||1||3||0||4.04||Outman (L, 3-3)||6.0||7||4||4||3||3||1||3.47|
|Brazoban (H, 1)||1.0||2||0||0||0||2||0||4.50||De Los Santos||2.0||0||0||0||1||4||0||2.08|
|Hernandez (S, 3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.55||Breslow||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.23|
|Saunders, J pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Pitches-strikes: Saunders, J 105-68, Brazoban 23-16, Hernandez, Da 14-10, Outman 103-64, De Los Santos 25-17, Breslow 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Saunders, J 7-5, Brazoban 1-0, Hernandez, Da 1-1, Outman 7-2, De Los Santos 1-1, Breslow 1-1.
Batters faced: Saunders, J 28, Brazoban 5, Hernandez, Da 3, Outman 27, De Los Santos 7, Breslow 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Brazoban 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: D.J. Reyburn. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chris Young had three hits and four RBIs, including a two-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday night.
Joe Saunders (5-7) pitched seven-plus innings for Arizona, yielding two runs and eight hits while improving to 12-4 with a 3.44 ERA in 18 career starts against Oakland. That's his most wins against any single team.
Willie Bloomquist singled twice and scored, helping the Diamondbacks to just their second win in six games.
Scott Sizemore had two hits and an RBI for the A's, who have dropped seven of 10.
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson spent the past few days talking about the need for his team to get off to a faster start, and Young led the charge Friday night.
Bloomquist and Kelly Johnson opened the game with back-to-back singles against Josh Outman (3-3). Justin Upton then struck out looking, but Young came through with a single to right.
Bloomquist wasn't running at full speed when he rounded third and had to hustle to barely beat the throw home from right fielder David DeJesus.
Young, who has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, drove in Johnson with a double just inside the third-base line in the third.
After Outman retired the first two batters in the fifth, Upton walked and Young followed with his 16th homer of the season.
Outman (3-3) allowed seven hits and walked three in six innings.
The offensive surge was all Saunders needed to continue his career-long dominance of the A's. David Hernandez, working in the closer role while J.J. Putz is on the disabled list, pitched the ninth for his third save in four chances.
Saunders, the former Los Angeles Angels pitcher who joined the Diamondbacks in a trade last July, pitched with runners on base in all but one inning but kept the damage to a minimum. He also helped start a 1-4-3 double play in the seventh.
The A's, who had a mini-surge of their own with nine runs in their previous two games, hit into two double plays and left seven runners on base.
Oakland chased Saunders when Adam Rosales walked and Jemile Weeks singled to begin the eighth. Yhency Brazoban came in and was called for a balk when he tried stopping his motion, then tossed the ball to the ground.
Sizemore's groundout drove in Rosales. After Coco Crisp struck out looking, Hideki Matsui hit a soft single to right to score Weeks. Chris Carter also singled before Brazoban struck out Conor Jackson to end the inning.
Diamondbacks LF Gerardo Parra appeared to jam his right hand while making a sliding catch on Chris Carter's fly ball in the fourth but stayed in the game. ... Arizona SS Stephen Drew was given the day off but should be back in the lineup Sunday. ... Gibson is resisting moving RHP Josh Collmenter to the bullpen after the rookie lost his fourth consecutive decision on Friday. "I don't care what people think," Gibson said. "We'll try to get him on track. What he did early wasn't a fluke. He just needs to make quality pitches." ... Oakland OF Josh Willingham (Achilles' strain) is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday but there has been no timetable set for his return. ... The game was delayed briefly in the first inning when the grounds crew had to replace second base.