Haren fans 12 in first shutout as D-backs win 2-0Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Dan Haren struck out 12 in his first career shutout and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night to avoid losing ground in the NL West.
Haren (15-8) allowed four hits in his sixth career complete game and first in two years. His strikeout total matched the career best he set for Oakland against Texas in 2006.
Chris Snyder and Stephen Drew homered for the Diamondbacks, who remained 4 1/2 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers with 12 games to play. The Dodgers won 6-2 at Pittsburgh.
The Diamondbacks have won two straight for the first time since sweeping three from San Diego on August 19-21. Arizona is 7-16 since then.
Snyder homered on the first pitch of the third inning and Drew on the first pitch in the sixth. Both were off Giants starter Matt Cain (8-13). It was Snyder's 16th and Drew's 18th homer of the season.
Haren, who entered the game with a 7-13 career record with a 4.40 ERA in September, allowed two hits through eight innings.