June 18, 2008 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

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Oakland
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG   Arizona
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Ellis
2B
3
0
0
0
0
2
.261
  Drew
SS
5
2
3
3
0
0
.268
  Davis 2B
0
0
0
0
0
0
.211
  Jackson
LF
4
1
1
0
1
1
.304
Sweeney, R
RF
4
0
1
0
0
1
.306
    Cruz P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
Cust
LF
3
0
0
0
1
1
.252
    Qualls P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
Chavez
3B
2
0
0
0
0
1
.290
  Hudson
2B
4
1
3
0
0
0
.300
  Hannahan 3B
2
0
0
0
0
1
.224
    Burke 2B
1
0
0
0
0
0
.170
Crosby
SS
3
0
0
0
0
1
.259
  Tracy
1B
5
2
3
2
0
0
.250
  Calero P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  Reynolds
3B
4
1
0
0
1
2
.253
  b-Bowen PH
0
0
0
0
1
0
.258
  Montero
C
4
0
0
0
0
0
.243
Gonzalez, C
CF
4
1
1
0
0
0
.246
  Young
CF
4
2
2
3
0
1
.233
Suzuki
C
4
0
2
1
0
1
.268
  Salazar
RF
3
2
1
1
1
0
.235
Barton
1B
3
0
0
0
0
1
.222
  Haren
P
3
0
1
3
0
1
.152
Blanton
P
1
0
0
0
0
1
.000
    a-Romero PH-LF
1
0
1
0
0
0
.258
  Ziegler P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
                   
  a-Brown, E
PH
1
0
0
0
0
1
.241
                   
  Gaudin P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
                   
  Petit SS
1
0
0
0
0
1
.333
                   
Totals

31
1
4
1
2
12


Totals

38
11
15
11
3
5
 
     
a-Struck out for Ziegler in the 5th. b-Walked for Calero in the 9th.   a-Singled for Haren in the 7th.
     
BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, C (9, Haren).
TB: Sweeney, R; Gonzalez, C 2; Suzuki 2.
RBI: Suzuki (18).
2-out RBI: Suzuki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sweeney, R (6, 2nd base off Haren/Montero).

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Barton).
  BATTING
2B: Tracy (2, Blanton), Haren (4, Blanton), Young (18, Gaudin), Salazar (5, Gaudin), Drew (14, Calero).
HR: Young (13, 1st inning off Blanton, 2 on, 2 out), Drew (10, 5th inning off Gaudin, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Drew 7; Jackson; Hudson 3; Tracy 4; Young 6; Salazar 2; Haren 2; Romero.
RBI: Tracy 2 (6), Young 3 (38), Haren 3 (5), Salazar (10), Drew 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Young 3; Haren 3; Drew 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew; Jackson 2.
GIDP: Reynolds.
Team LOB: 6.
Oakland
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA   Arizona
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton (L, 3-10)
3.0
7
8
8
3
1
1
4.81
  Haren (W, 7-4)
7.0
4
1
1
1
8
0
3.26
Ziegler
1.0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
  Cruz
1.0
0
0
0
0
3
0
2.67
Gaudin
2.0
4
3
3
0
1
1
3.81
  Qualls
1.0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2.38
Calero
2.0
2
0
0
0
3
0
3.86
                   
     

WP: Haren.
IBB: Salazar (by Blanton).
HBP: Ellis (by Cruz).
Pitches-strikes: Blanton 75-42, Ziegler 12-9, Gaudin 26-17, Calero 31-19, Haren 112-71, Cruz 19-12, Qualls 14-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blanton 2-6, Ziegler 3-0, Gaudin 2-3, Calero 0-3, Haren 6-7, Cruz 0-0, Qualls 2-0.
Batters faced: Blanton 19, Ziegler 4, Gaudin 10, Calero 8, Haren 26, Cruz 4, Qualls 4.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 80 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:22.
Att: 28,507.

 

Game Recap

PHOENIX (AP) -- Dan Haren had been looking forward to facing -- and beating -- the Oakland Athletics since they traded him to Arizona last winter.

He came away with mixed emotions after dominating his former team.

Haren allowed one run and drove in three as the Diamondbacks routed the Athletics 11-1 on Wednesday night.

"It was a little weird," Haren said. "A lot of those guys are still really close friends for me."

One of his closest friends is Joe Blanton, who lasted only three innings, his shortest outing since May 25, 2005. Haren helped drive Blanton (3-10) from the game with a bases-clearing double in the third.

"It was kind of bittersweet," Haren said. "Obviously, I want to win the game. But Blanton is one of my best friends. Those games happen."

Haren (7-4) limited the A's to four hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out eight. Haren also hit a three-run double as the Diamondbacks paid back the A's for a 15-1 drubbing in the series opener.

"Kind of flipped from yesterday's game," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "Hopefully, today's something to build on."

Chris Young and Stephen Drew homered for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Arizona had been outscored 35-7 during the skid, but its dormant attack awoke against Blanton.

The Diamondbacks gave Haren all the support he'd need with five runs in the first.

Drew, Conor Jackson and Orlando Hudson each singled, and Chad Tracy doubled down the right field line to score Drew and Jackson.

Blanton retired the next two batters before Young hit a 1-1 pitch 412 feet into the left field bleachers to give the Diamondbacks a 5-0 lead. It was Young's 13th homer, and his first since May 31.

"They scored early off our starter and we gave a big lead to a good pitcher on the other side and he took advantage of it," Oakland manager Bob Geren said. "We got out of the game pretty early and we never got back into it."

Drew, Hudson and Tracy each had three hits for Arizona, which matched a season high with 15.

"We've been waiting to bust out for a while," Haren said.

Acquired from Oakland last winter in an eight-player deal, Haren gave up a one-out single and walk in the first but then retired the next 12 batters.

Throwing more cutters than normal, Haren cruised until the seventh, when he gave up a two-out double to Carlos Gonzalez and an RBI single to Kurt Suzuki.

"I played behind [Haren] for three years, but it doesn't prepare you to face a guy that has stuff like that," A's shortstop Bobby Crosby said. "I knew we were going to have a battle."

Haren, who entered hitting .133 (4-for-30), added to his lead in the third. With the bases loaded and two out, he lined a double over Gonzalez's head in center field to clear the bases and put the Diamondbacks ahead 8-0.

"I just tried to put the bat on the ball," Haren said. "You know, the outfielders play in most of the time on me. If I hit a good one, I get it by them."

Three of Haren's four hits this season have been doubles.

Drew added a two-run homer in the fifth against Chad Gaudin.

Blanton, who allowed eight runs in three innings, left without speaking to reporters. He lost his fourth straight start and is 1-6 since May 2.

"It just seems like the location of pitches were obviously not where he wanted them," Geren said.

Game Notes

Blanton's 10th loss came on June 18, the earliest date for an Oakland pitcher to lose his 10th game. ... Oakland RF Ryan Sweeney singled in the first to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. ... Arizona LF Eric Byrnes, who is out with injuries to both hamstrings, will start a three-day rehab assignment at Class A Visalia on Thursday. He's expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks on Monday in Boston, and slumping RF Justin Upton is a candidate to be optioned to the minors to make room for Byrnes on the roster. Upton, who has 84 strikeouts in 225 at-bats, was benched Wednesday night, but manager Bob Melvin said he'd be back in the lineup Thursday.