Backed by Stephen Drew's career-high four hits, Brandon Webb became the major leagues' first nine-game winner when the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-5 last night. Webb (9-0) – who has won his first nine starts - allowed three runs on six hits, walked one and struck out eight. He has now won 11 straight starts dating to last September.
Drew had two doubles, a triple, a single and an RBI as the Diamondbacks improved to a major league-best 26-15. Arizona overcame four errors to complete a three-game sweep. The Diamondbacks are 8-1 against the defending NL champions, with Webb winning three times. Brandon Lyon pitched out of a base-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth for his 12th save in 14 chances.