More of the same this season for Derek Lowe, who controlled the opposition sans support. He allowed one earned run in 6 2/3 innings while his teammates left 13 men on base. James Loney had three hits to raise his batting average to .500.
Brandon Webb clearly was not at his best, yielding seven hits and five walks on 115 pitches in seven laborious innings. But he got key plays when he needed them. The bullpen wobbled, but Jose Valverde got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth.
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