Valdez's hit lifts Phillies past D'Backs

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PHILADELPHIA -- Wilson Valdez's RBI single with one out in the 11th inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to their eighth straight win, 3-2 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

Hours before the first pitch, the Phillies improved their chances at winning a fourth straight NL East title by acquiring three-time All-Star Roy Oswalt from Houston for J.A. Happ and two prospects.

Oswalt is scheduled to start for the two-time NL champions at Washington on Friday night.

After the Diamondbacks tied it in the ninth, the Phillies rallied against Esmerling Vasquez (1-4) in the 11th.

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