Webb Goes Distance, Improves to 8-0
Arizona tops Philly 8-3 behind ace's 13th career complete game
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 8, 2008 10:25 PM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Snyder, right, connects for a two-RBI double in the fourth inning as Philadelphia Phillies' Chris Coste, left, reaches his glove out.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – Brandon Webb became the first pitcher to win his first eight starts in three years, tossing his 13th career complete game to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Thursday. The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out four and didn't walk a batter in his first complete game of the year.

He hit one batter. Webb became the first pitcher to win his first eight starts since Jon Garland of the Chicago White Sox in 2005 and the first in the NL since Pedro Martinez for Montreal in 1997. Webb stifled the Phillies on three hits through eight innings before allowing two runs and three hits in the ninth.