April 28, 2008 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

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Astros
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Diamondbacks 0 0 1 3 1
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Houston
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG   Arizona
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Matsui
2B
4
0
0
0
0
1
.256
  Young
CF
4
0
1
0
0
1
.225
Bourn
CF
4
1
1
0
0
1
.198
  Byrnes
LF
3
1
0
0
0
0
.273
Tejada
SS
4
0
1
1
0
0
.337
  Hudson
2B
3
1
0
0
1
1
.260
Berkman
1B
3
1
0
0
1
1
.312
  Jackson
1B
3
1
2
1
1
0
.345
Lee
LF
4
1
1
0
0
1
.260
  Reynolds
3B
3
1
1
2
1
1
.255
Pence
RF
4
0
0
1
0
1
.242
  Upton
RF
3
0
0
0
1
1
.323
Loretta
3B
4
0
1
1
0
1
.229
  Drew
SS
3
1
1
0
1
1
.272
Towles
C
2
0
0
0
0
0
.193
  Snyder
C
4
0
1
1
0
1
.217
Sampson
P
2
0
1
0
0
1
.111
  Haren
P
2
0
1
1
0
1
.143
  Borkowski P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    Qualls P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  Villarreal P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    Lyon P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  a-Erstad PH
1
0
0
0
0
0
.286
                   
  Geary P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
                   
  Wright P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
                   
Totals

32
3
5
3
1
7


Totals

28
5
7
5
5
7
 
     
a-Popped out for Villarreal in the 8th.    
     
BATTING
2B: Lee (8, Haren), Bourn (2, Haren), Tejada (8, Haren).
TB: Bourn 2; Tejada 2; Lee 2; Loretta; Sampson.
RBI: Pence (9), Loretta (8), Tejada (21).
2-out RBI: Tejada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bourn 2; Berkman.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Matsui-Berkman, Tejada-Matsui-Berkman).
  BATTING
2B: Drew (8, Sampson), Haren (2, Sampson), Reynolds (4, Sampson).
TB: Young; Jackson 2; Reynolds 2; Drew 2; Snyder; Haren 2.
RBI: Haren (2), Reynolds 2 (24), Snyder (13), Jackson (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrnes; Young 2; Upton.
S: Haren.
GIDP: Hudson; Snyder.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reynolds (3, 3rd base off Sampson/Towles).
Houston
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA   Arizona
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sampson (L, 1-3)
4.1
7
5
5
2
0
0
7.15
  Haren (W, 4-1)
7.2
5
3
3
1
5
0
3.13
Borkowski
1.2
0
0
0
0
4
0
2.92
  Qualls (H, 8)
0.1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0.00
Villarreal
1.0
0
0
0
0
2
0
5.06
  Lyon (S, 8)
1.0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2.77
Geary
0.0
0
0
0
3
0
0
2.70
                   
Wright
1.0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3.24
                   
     

Geary pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Byrnes (by Sampson), Towles (by Haren).
Pitches-strikes: Sampson 73-47, Borkowski 21-14, Villarreal 13-7, Geary 18-6, Wright 9-8, Haren 103-71, Qualls 5-3, Lyon 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sampson 11-2, Borkowski 0-1, Villarreal 1-0, Geary 0-0, Wright 2-0, Haren 7-11, Qualls 0-0, Lyon 2-0.
Batters faced: Sampson 22, Borkowski 5, Villarreal 3, Geary 3, Wright 2, Haren 30, Qualls 1, Lyon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Borkowski 1-0, Wright 3-0, Qualls 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 91 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 19,868.

 

Game Recap

PHOENIX (AP) -- Dan Haren's flu is gone and he's back at full strength.

Haren pitched into the eighth inning and hit an RBI double, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Houston Astros 5-3 on Monday night.

"That's definitely the best stuff I've had all year," he said.

Acquired from Oakland in a big trade during the offseason, Haren (4-1) scattered five hits over a season-high 7 2-3 innings. Mark Reynolds added a two-run double for the Diamondbacks, who improved their major league-leading record to 19-7.

Haren retired the side in order six times, finishing with five strikeouts and one walk.

"The flu's been going around the whole team and I had it early in the year," he said. "It was really bad. I lost weight and everything, but I'm finally getting back into my normal routine."

Chad Qualls struck out slugger Lance Berkman with a runner on second to end the eighth, and Brandon Lyon pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances as Arizona moved to 10-2 at home.

"We just keep our nose to the grindstone and play every day," manager Bob Melvin said. "You can't help but to take a look at the start we've had but it's just that -- a start."

Miguel Tejada had an RBI double in the eighth for the Astros, who have lost three straight after a season-best six-game winning streak.

Haren helped his own cause in the third. After Stephen Drew doubled off the center-field wall, Haren hit a line drive to right field. Hunter Pence took two steps in and then backpedaled in vain as the ball sailed over his outstretched glove and to the wall for an RBI double.

"It's a lucky thing they play me in more often than not," Haren said.

The Diamondbacks added three more runs in the fourth off Chris Sampson (1-3). Orlando Hudson walked and Conor Jackson singled to center. Reynolds followed with a double into the left-field corner, scoring Hudson and Jackson to make it 3-0. Reynolds then stole third and scored on Chris Snyder's single.

"We're playing good baseball right now," Jackson said. "We need to focus on what we're doing well and keep doing it."

Haren retired his first 12 batters before running into trouble in the fifth. Berkman walked, went to third on Carlos Lee's double and scored on an RBI groundout by Pence.

Mark Loretta singled to make it 4-2. Haren hit J.R. Towles with a pitch, and Sampson was safe at first when his sacrifice bunt rolled untouched between Haren and Reynolds to the left of the mound for a single that loaded the bases.

But Haren escaped further damage when Kazuo Matsui popped out and Michael Bourn struck out.

"We could have used a big hit when we had the bases loaded," Astros manager Cecil Cooper said. "We come through right there and it's a whole different ballgame. We need to get two-out base hits. That's what got us on our winning streak and that's what we need again."

Eric Byrnes made it 5-2 in the fifth when he was hit by a pitch and scored on Jackson's single.

Sampson allowed five runs and seven hits over 4 1-3 innings with two walks and a hit batter.

The Astros chased Haren in the eighth on consecutive two-out doubles by Bourn and Tejada that cut Arizona's lead to 5-3.

Qualls, who came to Arizona in the trade for closer Jose Valverde, struck out Berkman on five pitches to end the inning.

"He came in and threw three nasty pitches," Berkman said. "There's nothing you can do when he throws the ball that way."

Game Notes

Houston LHP Wandy Rodriguez, out since April 20 with a strained groin, threw 60 pitches in a simulated game and will be re-evaluated Tuesday. ... Astros 3B Ty Wiggington, on the DL since April 6 with a fractured left thumb, made the first of three scheduled rehab starts for Triple-A Round Rock against Tucson and went 1-for-2 with a triple. Wiggington also was hit twice by pitches and intentionally walked once. ... Both of Haren's hits this season have been doubles. ... Reynolds' stolen base was his third, tying him with Byrnes and Chris Young for the team lead. ... Arizona has stolen 14 bases in 16 attempts.