Webb Throws Shutout, Again

Extends scoreless inning streak to club record 33; D'Backs lead NL West by 4 games
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2007 12:58 PM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb throws during his complete game, five-hit shutout against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game Saturday, Aug 11, 2007, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb threw his second complete-game shutout in a row Saturday night, a 1-0 beauty against the Nationals. Webb broke his own team record with 33 consecutive scoreless innings and catapuled the D'Backs to their 17th victory in 20 games.

HIs shutout follows a 3-hit, 3-0 victory against Los Angeles last Sunday; the last time he allowed a run was in the sixth inning of a 6-2 loss to the Cubs in Chicago on July 20, five starts ago. Arizona clinched its seventh series in a row and are four games ahead of second-place San Diego in the NL West.