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Hudson, Diamondbacks pound out victory over Phillies

May 30, 2007 - 4:53 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Orlando Hudson had four hits and four RBI, all coming with two outs, as the surging Arizona Diamondbacks posted an 11-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

Hudson was 4-for-6 with a run scored for Arizona, which won its sixth straight game for its third six-game winning streak of the season. It was Hudson's first four-hit game since August 25.

For the second straight game the Diamondbacks jumped out to an early lead. On Monday Conor Jackson launched a two-run home run in the first inning to stake Arizona to a 2-0 lead on its way to a 5-4 victory.

On Tuesday, Jackson was one of four Diamondbacks to come up with a two-out hit in the second as Arizona jumped all over Philadelphia starter Jon Lieber for five runs.

Rookie Alberto Callaspo started the scoring with a sacrifice fly to right. Miguel Montero, another rookie, made it 2-0 with an RBI single before Jackson tacked on a run with a two-out double to right-center. Hudson capped the frame with a two-run single to center.

"Pitchers are throwing well and we are swinging the bats," Hudson said. "That's how baseball goes, one of them up and down things. So right now we are going to ride the wave while it is going high and we are going to keep on playing good Diamondback baseball the way we know how to play."

Philadelphia got a run back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies made it 5-3 in the seventh on a two-run single by Chase Utley but the Diamondbacks put the game out of reach an inning later.

Arizona put up another five runs in the eighth off of reliever Geoff Geary. Hudson had a two-run single to center with two outs and Stephen Drew capped the uprising with a bases-clearing triple off the wall in center to make it 10-3.

"I felt like he (Geary) had the one guy struck out. Then after that is when things fell part for him," Phils manager Charlie Manuel said.

"We (just) keep swinging," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "Tonight was basically two innings. We score the five then don't do much and then added on another big inning. We are getting multiple hits and scoring multiple runs and scoring in the fashion to the extent that we are making up for some lost time."

Lieber allowed five runs and 13 hits, seven of them in the second inning, in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out five, walked none and fell to 1-3 in five starts this month.

"I just tried to get out of it quick as I could," Leiber said of the second inning. "Things just kind of snowballed. Maybe I tried to do too much. It's probably not the last time I'll give up five runs in an inning."

The Phillies battled for the better part of two months to finally get over the .500 mark after a 3-10 start but have been knocked back down by the surging Diamondbacks, who have won six straight, who have won the first two of a three-game series with the Phillies.

"I'm just just as disappointed as anybody else," Philadelphia right fielder Shane Victorino said. "That's not a question that should even be asked. I'm bitter. To do as well as we did in Atlanta and then to come home and start the way we did."

"It's tough," Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard added. "Right now, we haven't had anything go our way. They have been swinging the bat well and just playing better ball right now. So, tomorrow we just have to come out and try to salvage it and get back on top of .500."

Howard gave Phils fans a scare when he had to leave the game in the ninth inning.

"All it was, was a cramp," he said. "My hamstring cramped up when I tried to get up. I couldn't make an accurate throw."

Arizona starter Micah Owings (4-1) allowed a run and seven hits in five innings. He allowed at least one hit in each inning he pitched but was able to avoid giving up the big inning. He got out of a bases loaded jam in the third by getting Greg Dobbs to pop out to Hudson and Aaron Rowand to ground out to short to end the threat.

"Definitely not how I planned it but what a team win all around," Owings said. "I can not say enough about the bullpen coming in and doing the job they did. The run support early was nice."

Dobbs homered in the eighth, his fifth of the season and third in as many games.

The Diamondbacks experienced a scary moment when rookie third baseman Mark Reynolds collided with reliever Brandon Medders in the seventh inning while trying to field a bunt single off the bat of Michael Bourn. Reynolds had to leave the game with a neck contusion, but the injury appeared much worse.

"They told me I was laying there for a few minutes but I did not remember," Reynolds said. "I did not really want to move because my neck hurt really bad. Once I came in and got some ice on it and moved it around a little bit it felt a little better.

Reynolds, who also has experienced minor injuries to his calf and shin in this series, is day-to-day.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ARIZONA 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 11 17 1
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 12 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ARI - MICAH OWINGS, BRANDON MEDDERS (6TH), DOUG SLATEN (7TH), TONY
    PENA (7TH), JUAN CRUZ (9TH) AND MIGUEL MONTERO
    PHI - JON LIEBER, YOEL HERNANDEZ (7TH), GEOFF GEAR

    May 29 10:44 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY ABRAHAM NUNEZ SCORED SHANE VICTORINO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C UTLEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 11
    PHILADELPHIA 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G DOBBS (.303, 1-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    Diamondbacks vs. PhilliesMay 29 10:41 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY CONOR JACKSON SCORED ALBERTO CALLASPO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C JACKSON ON FIRST, M MONTERO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 11
    PHILADELPHIA 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: O HUDSON (.296, 4-FOR-5, 4 RBI)

    Diamondbacks vs. PhilliesMay 29 10:30 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GREG DOBBS (5) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF TONY PENA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 10, PHILADELPHIA 4
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J WERTH (.278, 3 HR, 8 RBI)

    Diamondbacks vs. PhilliesMay 29 10:11 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY STEPHEN DREW SCORED CONOR JACKSON, ORLANDO HUDSON
    AND CARLOS QUENTIN.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, S DREW ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 10
    PHILADELPHIA 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: T PENA (.500, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Diamondbacks vs. PhilliesMay 29 10:03 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ORLANDO HUDSON SCORED MIGUEL MONTERO AND ERIC
    BYRNES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, O HUDSON ON FIRST, C JACKSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 7
    PHILADELPHIA 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C QUENTIN (.221, 4 HR, 21 RBI)

    Diamondbacks vs. PhilliesMay 29 9:58 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED MICHAEL BOURN AND SHANE
    VICTORINO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 5
    PHILADELPHIA 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.224, 1-FOR-3)

    Diamondbacks vs. PhilliesMay 29 9:34 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ARIZONA 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 11 0
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 (BOT 6)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: ARI - MICAH OWINGS
    PHI - JON LIEBER

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G DOBBS (.299, 0-FOR-2)
    A ROWAND (.326, 1-FOR-2)
    C RUIZ (.276, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Diamondbacks vs. PhilliesMay 29 8:55 PM