Owings Moves to 4-0 as D'backs Edge Giants 4-2

Arizona improves to MLB-best 14-5, 13-3 against NL West
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 1:29 AM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Stephen Drew, top, turns a double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game as San Francisco Giants' Ray Durham (5) slides into second Monday, April 21, 2008 in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – Eric Byrnes hit the go-ahead, two-run homer, and Micah Owings became the season's third four-game winner Monday night when the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2. Mark Reynolds and Orlando Hudson hit solo home runs as the Diamondbacks improved their major league-best record to 14-5. Arizona is 13-3 against NL West foes.

Owings (4-0) joined teammate Brandon Webb and Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka as the season's first pitchers with four wins. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed two runs, including Fred Lewis' solo homer, and five hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out four, walked one and hit two batters. One of the game's best hitting pitchers, Owings was 1-for-2 and scored a run.