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Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-05-07

Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-05-07
--The Diamondbacks offset four errors with four double plays Wednesday, one short of a single-game franchise record for each. After going eight games without an error, the D-backs have 10 in their last six games. C Miguel Montero has three throwing errors in the last two games, two coming on opponents' steals of second base.

--The D-backs are 1-for-29 with runners in scoring position over the last four games, including going 0-for-7 in a 3-1 victory over San Diego that broke a three-game losing streak Wednesday. SS Josh Wilson's RBI-single in the second inning Monday is their only hit in that stretch.

--RHP Jon Garland's fourth quality start of the season Wednesday was his best -- he gave up only three singles and two walks in seven shutout innings. He is 56-49 at home and 55-42 on the road in his 10-year career.

--OF Chris Young broke an 0-for-23 slump with an infield single in the sixth inning Tuesday, his hit coming when Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal could not make a clean transfer on a slow grounder. Furcal did not make a throw to first base on what could have been a routine groundout. Young, hitting .167, was dropped to seventh in the order for the second time in three starts and has hit in every spot in the order expect fourth and eighth. He was ranked No. 99 among the 101 qualifiers for the NL batting title and No. 100 in on-base percentage entering Tuesday's game.

BY THE NUMBERS: .212 -- D-backs' batting average with runners in scoring position, through May 3.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "To succeed in anything -- fielding, base running and, of course, hitting, you have to be aggressive and kind of let your baseball instincts take over. It's really just playing the game and finding a way to get it done." -- OF Justin Upton, about his approach during his hitting streak.

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Added: May 7, 2009

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