Webb Improves to 5-0 as Diamondbacks Beat Giants 5-4

Arizona an MLB-best 15-5
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 12:12 AM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Webb, left, scores a run as he jumps over the tag by San Francisco Giants' Bengie Molina, as umpire Andy Fletcher, right, looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – Brandon Webb hit a two-run double and improved to 5-0 as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated San Francisco 5-4 on Tuesday night. Webb, off to the best start of his career, beat San Francisco's Barry Zito (0-5) for the second time in six days. Webb's five victories match the total of the Giants' rotation.

He allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out a season-high seven. Webb spotted the Giants a 3-0 lead. But he hit a two-run double in the fourth—his second two-run hit off Zito this season—to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 lead. At 15-5, Arizona leads the NL West by six games,