PHOENIX, AZ -- Pitcher Micah Owings' pinch-hit homer tied the
game in the sixth and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied from four
runs down to beat the Houston Astros 8-7 on Wednesday.
Owings, 4-0 as a starter and arguably the best-hitting pitcher
in the game, hit the first pitch of the game from reliever Dave
Borkowski to the opposite field seats, a two-run shot with two outs
that tied it at 7-7.
Chris Young followed with a double, then scored the go-ahead run
on Eric Byrnes' single.
Arizona (20-8) became the season's first 20-game winner, a
franchise record 19 of them in April. Arizona won its eighth series
out the last nine. The exception was a split of a two-game set with
the Los Angeles Dodgers.