Haren shuts down Dodgers in Diamondbacks win
Dan Haren threw seven scoreless innings and Conor Jackson homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Saturday night, the AP reported.
Chad Tracy and Stephen Drew also drove in runs for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a brief two-game losing skid and moved one game in front of the Dodgers in the NL West.
Jeff Kent homered to lead off the ninth for Los Angeles, which has lost four of its last six overall and 12 of its last 18 against Arizona.
Haren (9-5) scattered four hits, struck out seven, walked two and allowed only two runners to reach second base just three days after throwing two innings during Tuesday's All-Star Game.
The right-hander has surrendered two or fewer runs in eight of his last nine starts. He has struck out 59, walked 13 and posted a 1.29 ERA in 63 innings over that span.
After Kent homered, Brandon Lyon retired Nomar Garciaparra on a fly to deep center. James Loney singled and scored on Delwyn Young's double to center to pull the Dodgers within 3-2.
Lyon retired Blake Dewitt on a grounder to short and walked pinch-hitter Andruw Jones before recording his 20th save when Matt Kemp flew out to right.
Jackson gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead two batters into the game when he homered just to the right of the left-field bullpen off Chad Billingsley (9-9). Orlando Hudson and Tracy followed with consecutive doubles to make it 2-0.
Chris Young walked and scored on a single to center by Drew to put Arizona ahead 3-0.
Billingsley allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 2-3 innings with three walks and five strikeouts. The right-hander has lasted fewer than six innings in two of his last three starts.