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Padres' Power Spoils Rockies Rookie's Debut

San Diego's Greene, Hairston back strong outing by Chris Young

(Newser) - Scott Hairston and Khalil Greene homered to spoil Greg Reynolds' first start, leading San Diego to a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and their first series win in nearly a month. After winning for just the sixth time in 24 games, the Padres (14-24) continue to have... More »

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

Arizona an MLB-best 15-5

(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... More »

Webb improves to 4-0

Diamondbacks continue hot start to season

(Newser) - Brandon Webb pitched another gem and, for the first time, has begun a season by winning his first four starts. Barry Zito has lost his opening four starts for the first time. Webb and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Zito and the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Wednesday in a matchup... More »

Wolf Shuts Down Rockies, Leads Padres to 6-0 Win

Takes no-hitter into 7th; Brian Giles collects 1000th RBI

(Newser) - Six and a half months later, Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies didn't get anywhere near home plate. Randy Wolf held the Rockies hitless for 6 2-3 innings and struck out nine, and Brian Giles collected his 1,000th RBI to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-0... More »

Kent, Martin Homer for Dodgers in Win

LA runs away for 11-2 romp over Pirates on Jackie Robinson Night

(Newser) - Jeff Kent and Russell Martin homered, James Loney extended his season-opening hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI single, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh 11-2 on Tuesday night to end the Pirates' four-game winning streak. Esteban Loaiza (1-2) got the victory in relief of starter Hong-Chih Kuo,... More »

Owings, Jackson Lead Diamondbacks Over Giants

8-2 win continues Arizona's hot start

(Newser) - Chris Young hit a two-run homer, Conor Jackson connected for the second consecutive game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 8-2 on Tuesday. Micah Owings (3-0) struck out six in six innings and didn't give up a hit until Eugenio Velez singled leading off the fourth. More »

Randy Johnson Strikes Out 7 in 2008 Debut

But Giants get the 5-4 win with late rally off Diamondback bullpen

(Newser) - Randy Johnson had a hard time finding the strike zone in his season debut, eight months after back surgery. Still, the San Francisco Giants didn't get many good swings against him. The Big Unit did not allow an earned run in five innings, settling down to finish with seven strikeouts... More »

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