D'backs Beat Rockies, Webb Improves to 9-0

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 1:12 AM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Webb smiles in the dugout as he walks past teammate Orlando Hudson in the eighth inning the Diamondbacks' 8-5 win over the Colorado Rockies last night in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – 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. (Read more MLB stories.)