Arizona Within .001 of San Diego

D-Backs pound Young, keep division race interesting with 9-1 win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Sep 5, 2007 4:31 AM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Justin Upton, top, is greeted by teammate Chris young, bottom, after the pair scored on a two-run double hit by Diamondbacks' Jeff Cirillo against the San Diego Padres in the eighth...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – As they have done all season, Arizona followed a lopsided loss with a win, prevailing 9-1 against division-leading San Diego following a 10-2 drubbing. With a 77-63 record, the D-Backs are now just .001 behind the Padres (76-62) in the standings. Enormous All-Star Chris Young, 6'10", was walloped for five runs in four frames.

They came on a three-run shot from Eric Byrnes and a two-run moon shot from Tony Clark, who is now 4-for-9 against the righty with four home runs. The many one-sided losses Arizona has absorbed has led to a negative run differential of -36, an astonishing figure for a team 14 games over .500.