May 22, 2009 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

 

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Arizona
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG Oakland
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Lopez
2B
3
0
0
0
1
0
.317

Cabrera
SS
4
0
2
0
0
0
.248
Parra
LF
4
0
1
1
0
0
.324

Suzuki
C
4
0
0
0
0
1
.297
Upton
RF
4
0
1
0
0
1
.304

Cust
RF
4
0
0
0
0
1
.254
Drew
SS
4
0
0
0
0
3
.173

Holliday
LF
4
1
1
1
0
0
.270
Reynolds
1B
3
0
1
0
1
1
.267

Giambi
DH
3
0
1
0
1
0
.211
Montero
DH
4
0
1
0
0
0
.217

Garciaparra
1B
4
0
1
0
0
1
.233
Snyder
C
4
0
1
0
0
0
.235

1-Davis
PR
0
0
0
0
0
0
.167
Ojeda
3B
3
1
0
0
0
0
.278

Kennedy
2B
2
0
0
0
2
0
.370
Young
CF
3
1
2
1
0
1
.178

Sweeney
CF
4
0
0
0
0
0
.250










Hannahan
3B
2
0
1
0
0
0
.162










a-Buck
PH
1
0
0
0
0
0
.222










Crosby
3B
0
0
0
0
0
0
.205
Totals

32
2
7
2
2
6

Totals

32
1
6
1
3 3


a-Lined out for Hannahan in the 8th.
1-Ran for Garciaparra in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Montero (5, Cahill).
HR: Young (3, 5th inning off Cahill, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Parra; Upton; Reynolds; Montero 2; Snyder; Young 5.
RBI: Parra (8), Young (9).
2-out RBI: Parra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton; Snyder 2.
GIDP: Parra.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ojeda, A (1, 2nd base off Cahill/Suzuki).
CS: Reynolds (2, 2nd base by Cahill/Suzuki).

FIELDING
E: Ojeda, A (3, throw), Lopez, F (5, throw).
DP: 2 (Ojeda, A-Lopez, F-Reynolds, Drew-Lopez, F-Reynolds).
BATTING
HR: Holliday (6, 2nd inning off Buckner, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera 2; Holliday 4; Giambi; Garciaparra; Hannahan.
RBI: Holliday (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Sweeney, R.
GIDP: Garciaparra.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Kennedy-Cabrera-Garciaparra).
Arizona
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Oakland
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buckner (W, 1-0)
7.1
5
1
1
2
3
1
6.35

Cahill (L, 2-4)
7.1
6
2
2
1
5
1
4.62
Vasquez (H, 1)
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
4.61

Breslow
0.2
0
0
0
0
0
0
6.00
Zavada (H, 1)
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00

Casilla
1.0
1
0
0
1
1
0
2.55
Rauch (S, 2)
1.0
1
0
0
1
0
0
6.27










Pitches-strikes: Buckner 94-55, Vasquez 1-1, Zavada 5-3, Rauch 18-10, Cahill 91-60, Breslow 2-1, Casilla 21-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buckner 8-10, Vasquez 1-0, Zavada 0-1, Rauch 1-2, Cahill 8-8, Breslow 2-0, Casilla 1-1.
Batters faced: Buckner 28, Vasquez 1, Zavada 1, Rauch 5, Cahill 28, Breslow 1, Casilla 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Vasquez 1-0, Zavada 1-0, Breslow 1-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 13,586.
May 22, 2009

Game Recap

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chris Young homered for the first time in more than a month, Billy Buckner won in his first start since 2007 and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night.

Young, batting in the ninth spot as a starter for the first time in his career, hit a solo home run off Trevor Cahill in the fifth to snap an 0-for-21 streak and put the Diamondbacks ahead 2-1.

Buckner, recalled from Triple-A Reno before the game, pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, allowing only Matt Holiday's solo homer in the second. The Arizona right-hander gave up five hits, walked two and struck out three while winning in his first start since Sept. 27, 2007.

Jon Rauch worked a scoreless ninth for his second save in as many chances, but had to pitch out of a jam with two outs and two on to do so.

The Diamondbacks have won three straight and five of six after losing seven of eight.

The A's, on the other hand, lost for the sixth time in their last eight games. Oakland entered with the second-best interleague record in the majors, but lost to Arizona for the sixth time in the last seven meetings between the two clubs.

Young, who normally bats sixth for the Diamondbacks, provided the big blow offensively with his sixth homer of the season and first since April 21, an 82 at-bat stretch. He also singled in the eighth and finished 2-for-3.

But it was Buckner's pitching that did the most damage.

The 25-year-old had pitched strictly in relief for Arizona since being acquired from Kansas City in 2007, but dominated the slumping A's, allowing only one runner past first base after Holliday's leadoff homer in the second. Buckner (1-0) also overcame a pair of fielding errors by the Diamondbacks' defense.

After Buckner quieted the A's offense, Esmerling Vasquez and Clay Zavada worked one-third of an inning each before Arizona manager A.J. Hinch went to Rauch, who got the call because closer Chad Qualls had pitched in the previous three games.

Rauch retired the first two batters in the ninth and then allowed a single to Nomar Garciaparra and walked Adam Kennedy before getting Ryan Sweeney to ground out to end the game.

Cahill, the 21-year-old Oakland righty who had won two of his previous three starts, pitched just as solidly as Buckner but took the loss. Cahill (2-4) scattered six hits over 7 1/3 innings and gave up both Arizona runs. He walked one and struck out five.

Game Notes

The A's activated Garciaparra from the 15-day disabled list before the game and started him at first base. Garciaparra, who went on the DL on April 29 with a strained right calf, batted sixth and went 1-for-4. ... To make room for Buckner, the Diamondbacks optioned RHP Kyler Newby to Double-A Mobile. ... Arizona RF Justin Upton singled in the ninth and has hit safely in 24 of his last 27 games.