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08/12/2011 1:57 AM EDT
Diamondbacks rally past Astros 8-5
ARIZONA 8, HOUSTON 5 (10 INNINGS)

PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt struck first, sending the game
to extra innings with a dramatic homer. Chris Young took over
from there, finishing off Arizona's third consecutive win with
an impressive drive of his own.



So much for their slumps.



Goldschmidt belted a tying two-run shot with two out in the
ninth and Young hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give
the Diamondbacks an 8-5 victory over the Houston Astros on
Thursday night.



"That'll make you smile," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said.



Houston was one strike away from wrapping up a 5-3 victory
before pinch-hitter Goldschmidt drove a 2-2 pitch from Mark
Melancon off the second-deck facade in left for his second
career homer.



"Once it got to two strikes I was trying to battle and put
something in play," Goldschmidt said. "As you see more and more
pitches you feel more comfortable."



Goldschmidt had been anything but comfortable during the
four-game series, managing two hits in 12 at-bats and striking
out while flailing at breaking pitches on Wednesday.



Against Melancon, Goldschmidt fouled off several off-speed
pitches before finally getting something he could square up.



"He left a fastball up over the middle and I was able to hit
it," Goldschmidt said. "I've tried to make adjustments
throughout my whole career. There's not a big difference between
a foul ball or a home run."



Young also had been struggling. He began the day in a 4-for-25
rut and the homer was his first since July 2 in Oakland, a span
of 114 at-bats.



"Just because I don't have a home run in a while, I'm not going
to try and hit a home run," Young said. "I've had times when
I've gone a month without a home run and I've had times when
I've had seven in a week."



Ryan Roberts and Justin Upton led off the 10th with consecutive
singles off Jeff Fulchino (1-4). Sergio Escalona came in and
retired Miguel Montero before Young hit a drive to left for his
sixth career game-ending homer.



"We didn't have any plan other than to get ahead of the count,
make a good pitch and make the location," Escalona said. "I
didn't. He hurt me. I tried to go away and I missed the spot."



J.J. Putz (2-2) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the NL
West-leading Diamondbacks, who moved a full game ahead of idle
San Francisco.



"I give these kids a lot of credit for their resiliency," Gibson
said. "The important thing is they keep grinding through."



Jason Bourgeois and Jose Altuve each had three hits for Houston,
which wasted a solid start by Brett Myers and lost their third
straight game. Carlos Lee and J.D. Martinez had two RBIs apiece.



Bourgeois helped the Astros take a 5-1 lead in the seventh when
he tripled under the glove of a diving Upton in right and scored
on Altuve's third single of the night.



But the Diamondbacks responded with two runs in the eighth.
Roberts doubled in Willie Bloomquist and scored on Montero's
bloop single to center.



Melancon struck out Kelly Johnson to start the ninth and Xavier
Nady singled off third baseman Jimmy Paredes' glove. Melancon
then struck out Gerardo Parra before Goldschmidt connected.



It was Melancon's fourth blown save in 15 attempts and his first
since June 26 against Tampa Bay.



Arizona starter Joe Saunders allowed the leadoff hitter to reach
in four of the first five innings and it came back to haunt him
in the Astros' three-run fifth.



Saunders walked Myers and Bourgeois followed with a single off
the glove of a sliding Upton. Altuve reached on a bunt hit to
load the bases and Martinez doubled off the left-field wall,
scoring Myers and Bourgeois for a 3-0 lead.



Altuve scored when Lee lined a pitch off Saunders' glove for an
RBI groundout.



Bloomquist singled in a run in the bottom half against Myers,
who was charged with three runs and six hits in 7 2-3 innings.



"He battled through the whole game and really did a good job,"
Astros manager Brad Mills said of Myers, who is winless in 10
starts since June 17.



NOTES: Montero threw out two runners trying to steal second and
the Astros were 1 for 4 on stolen-base attempts overall. .
Martinez was thrown out at home on a failed suicide squeeze
attempt in the second. . Martinez made the defensive play of the
night when he tracked a fly ball by Roberts into foul territory
in left, had his feet slide out from under him but still reached
back over his head while lying prone to make the catch. ...
Martinez is the first player in Astros history to hit four
homers and drive in 12 runs in his first 10 career games. . The
Diamondbacks claimed SS Tommy Manzella off waivers from the
Astros and optioned the 28-year-old to Triple-A Reno. To make
room for Manzella, the Diamondbacks moved Juan Gutierrez (right
shoulder inflammation) to the 60-day disabled list. . RHP Ian
Kennedy is scheduled to pitch for Arizona on Friday against the
New York Mets. Kennedy has won six straight starts, the longest
active streak in the majors. . RHP Dillon Gee, the scheduled
starter for the Mets, has lost four of his last six decisions.

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