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D'Backs Hit Ogea, Beat Philly


This math added up for the Arizona Diamondbacks: The best home-run hitting team in the NL against the pitcher who had allowed the most homers in the league.

The Diamondbacks made the equation work effectively Sunday as Luis Gonzalez and Damian Miller hit two more home runs off Chad Ogea en route to a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

"This team can hit the long ball, no question about it." Gonzalez said. "You don't go up there looking for a home run. You just want to get good swings at the opposing pitchers. And, we've been able to do that lately."

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  • Arizona collected 13 hits, six for extra bases. Gonzalez, Miller and Tony Womack, Steve Finley and Andy Fox each had two hits.

    "Everybody seemed to make a contribution," Arizona manager Buck Showalter said. "We fell behind early, but then responded well. I'm very pleased with our effort after a tough loss on Friday night."

    Armando Reynoso (8-1) won his seventh straight decision has not lost in 17 starts since his only loss April 27 at Houston. The span includes 10 no-decisions.

    Reynoso gave up four runs in 6 1-3 innings to beat the Phillies for the fifth straight time. He has won three consecutive starts overall.

    "I certainly didn't have my best stuff, but our offense has been putting up the numbers," Reynoso said. "I made a couple of mistakes that I goaway with, that's how it has been doing this streak."

    Bobby Abreu went a career-best 5-for-5 for Philadelphia, raising his average to .349.

    The Phillies lost on an afternoon in which they honored the greatest 10 moments in franchise history this century. Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts and Jim Bunning took part in the pregame tribute, and the 1980 World Series championship was selected as the top highlight.

    "With all of those ceremonies and everthing, it would have been a good time to win a game," Ogea said. "I threw well but make mistakes, it's been that way for me all season."

    The West-leading Diamondbacks won twice in the three-game series. They also increased their NL-high homer total to 148 Ogea has given up 29 home runs, most in the league.

    "It's like a broken record with Ogea," Philadelphia manager Terry Francona said. "He makes a couple of mistakes and they hit out of the ballpark. He's leaving some balls out over the plate."

    Abreu and Kevin Jordan had RBI singles in the seventh that cut Arizona's lead to 5-4. Bobby Chouinard relieved Greg Swindell and worked out of a two-on, two-out jam by retiring Mike Lieberthal on a popup.

    Gregg Olson pitched the eighth and Matt Mantei worked the ninth for his 19th save, including nine in 10 chances with the Diamondbacks.

    "Our bullpen came up big," Showalter said. "That team will keep coming after you and they made it interesting again, but our bullpen did their job and shut them down when they had to."

    Ogea (6-10) allowed seven hits and five runs in six innings.

    Arizona took a 3-2 lead in the third behind Tony Womack's RBI double and Gonzalez's two-run homer. Miller made it 4-2 with a homer in the fourth.

    Fox added an RBI single in Arizona sixth. Matt Williams and Finley singled home runs in the ninth.

    The Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the first on RBI doubles by Abreu and Rico Brogna.

    Notes

  • Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen was given the day off. He is still bothered by a sore bck.
  • Doug Glanville, who leads the NL with 147 hits, wasn't in the Phillies starting lineup but drew a walk in a pinch-hitting appearance and scored in the seventh.
  • Brogna has 15 RBIs in his last 10 games.
  • Reynoso lost his first three career starts against Philadelphia.
  • Arizona's starting pitchers struck out 34 in 20 2-3 innings during the series.

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