During one of the best pitching matchups of the season so far, Arizona Diamondbacks righty Brandon Webb simply out-dueled San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy Sunday.
In a battle between the two most recent NL Cy Young award winners, Webb improved to 6-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.98. He narrowly escaped two separate bases-loaded situations to become the first hurler to six wins in the majors.
Peavy, who gave up four hits over seven innings but struck out nine, lost at home for the first time in 10 starts, dating back to July 2007.
Catcher Chris Snyder accounted for both Padres runs, hitting a two-run bomb behind Webb for the 2-1 victory. Arizona now holds the best record in baseball, sitting at 18-7, 6 games ahead of the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. San Diego is dead last in the division at 10-16.
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