D-backs tied for NL West lead going into Houston series, Webb on the mound

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HOUSTON -- The Arizona Diamondbacks remain tied with the Dodgers atop the NL West as they begin a weekend series tonight in Houston against the red-hot Astros, who are riding an eight-game winning streak.

The yesterday in Denver while the Dodgers beat the Phillies 3-1.

Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb will be on the mound tonight against Houston. Webb has a major league-best 17 victories, and he's one shy of matching last season's career high.

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