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Young's walk-off homer lifts Diamondbacks

Jun 6, 2007 - 6:36 AM PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Chris Young provided an unwanted feeling of deja vu for Kevin Correia.

Young clubbed a walk-off home run with one out in the 10th inning to lift the red-hot Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

The Diamondbacks won for the 10th time in 11 games on Young's seventh homer of the season and first since May 11.

"I was struggling before that and the guys told me to keep grinding and I went up there trying to hit a single and got my first walk-off," Young said. "I have been through that before. I understand that in the majors it is a little different but in that situation you go out there and try to remain calm and don't try to hit it 500 feet."

Once again, a winning blast came at the expense of Correia (1-3), who allowed a walk-off homer to Shane Victorino in a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

"If you pitch in those types of situations it is going to happen," Correia said. "It usually doesn't happen twice in three days like that but we are in situations that one mistake costs us the game. It was like two days ago - I was feeling great then one mistake and that's it. It wasn't a good pitch and it was definitely a mistake, a hanging slider."

The Giants had a chance to push across the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th when Rich Aurilia doubled off Brandon Lyon (4-2) for his third hit.

Ray Durham followed with a bloop to left field that Eric Byrnes could not glove, but rookie third baseman Mark Reynolds hustled and threw to Lyon covering third base to tag out Aurilia.

"Once I saw the ball loose and nobody at third I just started to run there. It was all reaction," Lyon said. "I know I felt him on top of me and I was sticking my glove up but other than that I really don't know what happened."

"From what I hear, he was out but we had a break and they got an out on it and that was the difference in the game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Diamondbacks starter Randy Johnson recorded one mini-milestone and one major one. He collected his first hit of the season with a fourth-inning single before vaulting up the record books in the fifth.

With an inning-ending strikeout of Durham, Johnson moved past Roger Clemens into second place on the all-time list with 4,605.

The 43-year-old lefthander, who had won his last three starts, still is well back of Nolan Ryan's career mark of 5,714.

"I am a strikeout pitcher and always have been, so if you remain healthy good things will happen," Johnson said. "Some of the names I have passed is pretty cool. Someone brought to my attention that Roger has about 1,000 more inning than I do.

"To put that in perspective with a thousand less innings that says a little bit of what I have been able to accomplish in my career. I don't want to be one-dimensional. I think winning ballgames is what makes a name for yourself."

The Diamondbacks took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first two innings - both driven in by Conor Jackson.

With Byrnes aboard via a leadoff walk in the first, Jackson doubled him home for a 1-0 lead. Byrnes later extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a fourth-inning single.

Jackson added a two-out double in the second off Giants starter Matt Cain to plate Carlos Quentin, who had led off the frame with a double.

The Giants drew even at 2-2 in the fourth inning when Dan Ortmeier belted a two-out, two-run homer to left-center off Johnson. It was just his second blast of the season.

Pinch hitting for Johnson, rookie Miguel Montero put Arizona ahead with a solo homer in the sixth inning for a 3-2 lead.

Johnson allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings, striking out eight and walking just one.

Arizona improved to 16-6 in one-run ballgames this season.

"As many one-run games as we have had this year and having success in them, you feel like when it is close you are going to win," Diamondback manager Bob Melvin said. "You are not going to win them all but the way we have been playing lately, you feel like you are going to win plus these guys have all the confidence in the world that once we get it back in our dugout we have a chance."

Starting with a 30-pitch first inning, Cain labored with his control throughout and lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs and eight hits. He struck out four and walked five, throwing 111 pitches.

San Francisco knotted it at 3-3 in the eighth off Tony Pena when Durham doubled home Aurilia with the tying run.








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    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHRIS YOUNG (7) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
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