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This Day In Diamondbacks History: September 4

Record: 5-6 - Home: 3-2 - Road: 2-4

  • 2002: Randy Johnson picked up his 20th win with a complete-game effort, in a 7-1 win vover the Dodgers at Bank One Ballpark. The eight strikeouts moved the Big Unit into fourth place on the all-time strikeout list; he allowed three hits and walked none in a 107-pitch effort. The victory was his 20th of the season, putting him alongside Curt Schilling in the 20-win club, the sixth pair of teammates since 1950 to win that many in consecutive years. Matt WIllams went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in, and Steve Finley had two hits, both men homering for the home team.
  • 2002: The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased Felix Jose from Mexico City Reds. It was a return to the majors for the 37-year old veteran, who had played almost 700 games there between 1988-1995, before heading off to play in Mexico and Korea. He'd appear in 31 games for Arizona that season and the next, but only five times as a starter, hitting .297, and as discussed earlier this year, was still playing pro ball in his mid-40's. Jose made the NL All-Star team in 1991 as an outfielder when with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • 2007. The Diamondbacks crushed the Padres 9-1 at Chase Field, moving into a tie for first place as a result, and they'd not lose first the rest of the way. Doug Davis pitched seven solid innings for Arizona: despite walking five, he allowed only one run on six hits, with five strikeouts - the Padres went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Orlando Hudson had three hits for the Diamondbacks, while Tony Clark got the home team the lead with a two-run home-run in the first inning. Eric Byrnes added a three-run shot in the bottom of the third.
  • 2011. Arizona took the series in San Francisco, beating the Giants 4-1 behind a strong outing from Daniel Hudson. He gave up only three hits and a walk in seven innings, with the sole damage a solo home-run off the bat of Cody Ross, leading off the first inning for the Giants. The Diamondbacks left it late, not tying things up until the eighth, when Ryan Roberts homered off starter Ryan Vogelsong, Willie Bloomquist and Aaron Hill added a two-RBI triple and RBI single later in the inning. Bloomquist and Aaron Hill each had a pair of knocks for the visitors.