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PHOENIX -- Chris Young matched a career high with five RBIs, Edwin Jackson labored through five innings in the follow-up to his no-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks made Kirk Gibson a winner in his managerial debut with a 12-5 victory over Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night.
The Diamondbacks battered Hiroki Kuroda (7-6) early and had nine runs on 11 hits in the first three innings to help Jackson (6-6) through a just-good-enough outing after his no-hitter.
Young made sure Gibson didn't have to sweat out his first win as skipper, hitting a three-run homer in the seventh inning off Justin Miller to put Arizona up seven.
Miguel Montero and Mark Reynolds added two RBIs each for Arizona, which ended a seven-game losing streak to Los Angeles.
Jackson's no-hit streak ends at 10 innings
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Edwin Jackson's bid to become the second pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters lasted just three outs.
Coming off throwing the majors' fourth no-hitter this season in his last start, Jackson pitched a perfect first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night before James Loney lined a single up the middle to lead off the second.
Jackson had Arizona's second no-hitter last Friday despite walking eight batters and hitting another in a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay. He got a couple extra days' rest after throwing 149 pitches, taking the mound against the Dodgers in Kirk Gibson's managerial debut.
Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer is the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters, doing it in 1938.
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