Arizona’s Webb gets 19th victory
PHOENIX -- Brandon Webb pitched seven shutout innings for his career-high and major league-leading 19th victory Thursday night in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres.
It was the sixth straight winning start for Webb (19-4), giving him eight wins in his last 11 starts. He gave up three hits with eight strikeouts, both tying season bests, as the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep.
Arizona won for the eighth time in the last 10 games and maintained a two-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West. The Diamondbacks improved to 34-16 against division opponents.
Webb, who hasn’t lost since a 5-3 decision at Minnesota on June 22, walked three. His previous career best record was 18-10, set last season.