Big Unit outduels Harden as D-backs beat Cubs 2-0Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Randy Johnson remains perfect against the Chicago Cubs.
"The Big Unit" improved to 13-0 in 14 career starts against the Cubs, outdueling Rich Harden in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 2-0 victory last night.
Johnson won his third straight after six consecutive losses and improved his season record to 7-7.
He allowed two hits, struck out four and walked one in seven innings for his 291st victory in a swift, 2-hour, 18-minute game.
The 44-year-old left-hander is the second pitcher to ever go at least 10-0 against the Cubs.
The other was Sal Maglie, who was 10-0 in 19 starts against Chicago from 1954 to 1958.
Harden allowed only one hit in seven innings -- Alex Romero's first major league home run to lead off the sixth.
It was the first run Harden allowed in 10 1-3 innings since joining the Cubs.
Arizona made it 2-0 against reliever Bob Howry in the eighth when Stephen Drew tripled over the head of Mark DeRosa in right field, scoring Chris Snyder from first.