Arizona 9, Minnesota 6

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:10 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - 94°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Tim Tschida,
Attendance - 39776

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 6 9 0
Arizona 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 9 11 5

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 15-29 4-11 11-18 L2
Arizona 22-23 15-10 7-13 W5

Recap


Kelly Johnson capped a six-run, eighth-inning rally with a grand slam as the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their winning streak to five games Saturday with a 9-6 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins.

Juan Miranda went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Gerardo Parra collected three hits and drove in a run for the Diamondbacks, who have won seven of eight overall and five straight at home.

After Minnesota scored twice in the eighth to take a 6-3 lead, Arizona opened the bottom half with four consecutive hits, including a two-run double by Miranda. The Diamondbacks then loaded the bases for Johnson, who deposited a 2-1 pitch from Matt Capps (1-3) over the wall in right field for his fifth homer of the season.

Aaron Heilman (3-0) benefited from the outburst as he picked up the victory despite retiring only two of the four batters he faced and allowing an unearned run. J.J. Putz worked a scoreless ninth for his 11th save in as many opportunities.

Micah Owings lasted 5 1/3 innings in his first start of the year for Arizona. The righthander, who began his career with the Diamondbacks in 2007 but spent the last two seasons with Cincinnati, yielded four runs - three earned - and seven hits.

Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs while Jason Kubel also went deep for Minnesota, which has lost 11 of its last 14 games overall and six of nine on the road.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Arizona
Scott Baker Player Micah Owings
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 5.06
Hitting
Minnesota   Arizona
Danny Valencia Player Gerardo Parra
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 2 16 .243 19 7 4 2 0 0
Arizona 11 1 18 .314 15 9 9 4 0 5

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Twins have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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