Owings, Jackson Lead Diamondbacks Over Giants

8-2 win continues Arizona's hot start
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2008 7:11 PM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Orlando Hudson, wearing Jackie Robinson's number, warms up as a tribute to Robinson plays on the big screen before the start of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in...   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Chris Young hit a two-run homer, Conor Jackson connected for the second consecutive game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 8-2 on Tuesday. Micah Owings (3-0) struck out six in six innings and didn't give up a hit until Eugenio Velez singled leading off the fourth.

The right-hander won his fifth straight start dating to last September and didn't allow a baserunner past first until Fred Lewis went from first to third on Velez's sixth-inning double. Aaron Rowand followed with an RBI groundout. Owings gave up one run and three hits with two walks.