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Johnson, Diamondbacks climbing back into pennant race

Sep 23, 2008 - 9:52 PM Arizona (79-77) at St. Louis (80-76) 8:15 pm. EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks will not fade into the sunset.

Randy Johnson and the Diamondbacks face the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, looking to keep the pressure on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.

Arizona trailed Los Angeles (81-75) by 4 1/2 games in the National League West last week, but have won eight of nine to trim the deficit to two games.

On Monday, Cy Young Award candidate Brandon Webb notched his 22nd victory and Stephen Drew homered as the Diamondbacks posted a 4-2 victory over St. Louis.

Drew become the third shortstop in major league history with 40 doubles, 10 triples and 20 homers in a season. He has been red-hot lately, hitting .395 (17-for-43) with four homers and seven RBI in his last 10 games.

Johnson is seeking his first win in seven starts. The 45-year-old lefthander allowed one run and eight hits in seven innings of a 3-2 win over San Francisco on Thursday, and remains stuck at 294 career wins.

Johnson has not received a decision in his last five starts, despite a 3.22 ERA in that span.

St. Louis, which has lost 10 of 12, counters with Kyle Lohse (14-6, 3.76). Lohse picked up his first win in more than a month Thursday, he allowing three runs - two earned - and six hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 5-4 win over Cincinnati.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ARIZONA 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 8 0
    ST LOUIS 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 x 7 11 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ARI - RANDY JOHNSON, JON RAUCH (7TH), DOUG SLATEN (8TH), TONY PENA
    (8TH) AND MIGUEL MONTERO
    STL - KYLE LOHSE, JASON MOTTE (7TH), RON VILLONE (8TH),
    CHRIS PEREZ (8T

    Sep 23 10:43 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CHRIS YOUNG SCORED CONOR JACKSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J UPTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 4
    ST LOUIS 7 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: M MONTERO (.256, 1-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Diamondbacks 4, Cardinals 7  Top 8, 0 OutsSep 23 10:26 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROY GLAUS SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T GLAUS ON FIRST, A PUJOLS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 3
    ST LOUIS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R LUDWICK (.294, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, 3 RBI)

    Diamondbacks 3, Cardinals 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 23 10:10 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALBERT PUJOLS SCORED CESAR IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A PUJOLS ON FIRST, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 3
    ST LOUIS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T GLAUS (.265, 0-FOR-3)

    Diamondbacks 3, Cardinals 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 23 10:08 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIGUEL MONTERO (5) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF KYLE LOHSE.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 3, ST LOUIS 5
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: D ECKSTEIN (.192, 0-FOR-2)

    Diamondbacks 3, Cardinals 5  Top 6, 0 OutsSep 23 9:40 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CHRIS YOUNG (21) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF KYLE LOHSE SCORED JUSTIN UPTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 2, ST LOUIS 4
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: M MONTERO (.253, 0-FOR-1)

    Diamondbacks 2, Cardinals 4  Top 4, 0 OutsSep 23 9:04 PM
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    Diamondbacks 0, Cardinals 4  Top 2, 0 OutsSep 23 8:39 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN LUDWICK (35) TO LEFT CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 1ST OFF RANDY JOHNSON SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ AND ALBERT
    PUJOLS.
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 0, ST LOUIS 4
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: N STAVINOHA (.200, 0 HR, 4 RBI)

    Diamondbacks 0, Cardinals 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 23 8:34 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALBERT PUJOLS SCORED CESAR IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A PUJOLS ON FIRST, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ARIZONA 0
    ST LOUIS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T GLAUS (.266, 25 HR, 93 RBI)

    Diamondbacks 0, Cardinals 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsSep 23 8:31 PM
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    Diamondbacks vs. CardinalsSep 23 10:05 AM