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Jackson's hit propels Diamondbacks past Brewers

Jul 4, 2008 - 1:16 AM PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Conor Jackson and the Arizona Diamondbacks ruined an excellent performance by Manny Parra.

Jackson delivered the game-winning single with none out in the ninth inning Thursday, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Arizona scored all of its runs in the ninth for its largest comeback of the season.

"I'm almost in shock at the way the inning turned out," Diamondbacks manager bob Melvin said. "Basically, the way the inning happened with nobody out, we're thinking we are going to have to do something to manufacture runs at some point, but we never really had to."

With the Diamondbacks trailing, 5-4, and runners on second and third, Jackson bounced a single up the middle off Brewers closer Salomon Torres (4-2) to plate Justin Upton and Orlando Hudson with the tying and winning runs.

"It wasn't a pretty thing, but it will go down as a line drive tomorrow in the book," Jackson said. "He was throwing me sinkers down and in, and in that situation, I was just trying to put the ball in play. I fouled some good pitches off and put myself back in a good hitter's count at 2-2. Fortunately, I got one up the middle."

Rookie Leo Rosales (1-0), in just his fifth career appearance, gave up two hits in the top of the ninth but still collected his first major league win.

The Diamondbacks, who had been shut down by Parra over six innings and blanked by two relievers through eight, sent seven men to the plate in the last half of the ninth to get their record back to .500 (43-43).

Milwaukee reliever Guillermo Mota started the inning and gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases. Brewers manager Ned Yost brought in Brian Shouse, who promptly surrendered a three-run double by Chad Tracy that drew Arizona within 5-3.

"I wanted to hit his fastball," Tracy said. "I didn't want any part of his slider. Typically, he's started me out in the past with fastballs kind of in. He gave me exactly what I was looking for and I put a good swing on it."

Yost then called upon Torres, who gave up a single by Upton to put runners on first and third before Hudson's double down the left field line scored Tracy, making it a one-run game.

"The D-Backs put the ball in play," Yost said. "Shouse came in and tried to go down and away and made a bad pitch - the one he made was down and in to Tracy. Salomon just couldn't get it to stop either. It's just one of those innings."

Jackson, who had been 0-for-7 lifetime against Torres, then produced the game-winning hit.

"I was going to succeed or fail with my best pitch, and that was my sinker," Torres said. "The one Hudson hit down the line, a great piece of hitting. The other by Upton was a blooper.

"Maybe my location could have been maybe a little bit better. It's just one of those things where you have to just shake it off and go at it tomorrow or the next time an opportunity to close arises. It was a very tough lose to us today."

The comeback wasted an outstanding performance by Parra, who scattered four singles over six innings. The lefthander, who struck out four, was looking to win his seventh straight start.

"The results were not what we wanted," Parra said. "I battled again, but it was not the prettiest thing because of my three walks. But I'll take it. It's a positive step for me personally, I guess."

The victory also got Brandon Webb off the hook. The 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner allowed five runs, nine hits and two walks but avoided a third loss in his last four decisions.

"Once again, it was a battle for me," Webb said. "I felt like my release point and mechanics were obviously not where I wanted them to be. Everything was up in the zone. I couldn't make a big pitch when I need it. It seems like the big innings are killing me, and once again, that was the case."

J.J. Hardy went 4-for-5 with a homer and Mike Cameron also belted a controversial two-run shot in the sixth that just skimmed the foul pole in left, giving the Brewers a 5-0 lead.






  • jllanclos Another instant classic I've missed...can't wait to see the highlights. Figure you have it in the bag 5-0 going into the ninth...

    Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 6  FinalJul 3 7:06 PM


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

    BATTERIES: MIL - MANNY PARRA, MITCH STETTER (7TH), ERIC GAGNE (8TH), GUILLERMO
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    ARI - BRANDON WEBB, JUAN

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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CONOR JACKSON SCORED JUSTIN UPTON AND ORLANDO
    HUDSON.
    FINAL SCORE: ARIZONA 6, MILWAUKEE 5

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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ORLANDO HUDSON SCORED CHAD TRACY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, O HUDSON ON SECOND, J UPTON ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 5
    ARIZONA 4 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C JACKSON (.309, 1-FOR-4)

    Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 4  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 3 6:27 PM
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    Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 4  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 3 6:27 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHAD TRACY SCORED ROBBY HAMMOCK, CHRIS BURKE AND
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    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C TRACY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 5
    ARIZONA 3 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: J UPTON (.234, 0-FOR-4)

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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE CAMERON (13) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF BRANDON WEBB SCORED RUSSELL BRANYAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 5, ARIZONA 0
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J KENDALL (.272, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

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    Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 0  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 3 4:58 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY J.J. HARDY (9) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
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    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3, ARIZONA 0
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.292, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 3 4:20 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JASON KENDALL SCORED GABE KAPLER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CAMERON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    ARIZONA 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: M PARRA (.207, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Brewers 2, Diamondbacks 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 3 4:05 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY BRANDON WEBB ALLOWED RUSSELL BRANYAN TO
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    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CAMERON ON FIRST, G KAPLER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 1
    ARIZONA 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J KENDALL (.271, 0-FOR-0)

    Brewers 1, Diamondbacks 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 3 4:04 PM
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