PHOENIX - Scott Hairston hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning, as the surging Arizona Diamondbacks edged the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4, at Chase Field.
Conor Jackson scored the deciding run and Chad Tracy hit a three-run homer for Arizona, which has won six in a row. Juan Cruz (2-0) picked up the win after hurling a scoreless ninth. Starter Ed Gonzalez lasted seven innings, yielding four runs on six hits with three strikeouts.
Opposing starter Kyle Lohse had a nearly identical line -- tossing seven innings of four-run, six-hit ball for the Reds, who have lost three in a row. David Weathers (0-1) gave up the final run to take the loss. Adam Dunn, Josh Hamilton and Brandon Phillips all homered in defeat. Phillips' homer was also his first major-league hit.
Both offenses went silent after the fourth, sending the game into extra innings deadlocked at 4-4.
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Finally, Arizona broke the drought to send its fans home happy.
After Cruz navigated through trouble in the top of the inning, Jackson managed a two-out single in the bottom of the 11th to give Hairston a chance to play hero. He responded by ripping a shot to center that caromed off the center-field wall as Jackson scored all the way from first to end the game.
"I saw a fastball on the outer half and I told myself to concentrate," Hairston said. "I wanted to stay inside on the pitch and I was able to do that. We are winning and that has been giving us confidence. We are winning and that is a beautiful thing."
The Reds jumped in front in the first inning on a two-out homer by Dunn, but the Diamondbacks responded with three runs in the home-half of the inning.
After Stephen Drew started the bottom of the first with a flyout, Alberto Callaspo and Orlando Hudson came through with back-to-back singles. Eric Byrnes followed with a strikeout, but Tracy stepped in next and crushed a homer to right that made it 3-1.
Cincinnati fought back with three runs in the third to temporary reclaim the lead. Lohse started the rally with a one-out walk before Hamilton belted a homer to right. Phillips followed with his second home run of the year to put the road team in front, 4-3.
Chris Snyder countered with a solo homer of his own in the fourth, though, to knot the contest at 4-4.
"Giving up five runs all with two outs, I thought early in the game we did a poor job executing some of our pitches especially with two outs," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "Kyle pitched well and settle down I think Stormy (weathers) made one bad pitch night and it went off the wall."
The Diamondbacks took four of six games with the Reds in 2006, including two of the three played in Arizona...The Diamondbacks had not won six straight games since they put together a seven-game win streak from April 30-May 6, 2006.