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Fear the Red Beard, Kennedy Wins 15th of Season

By Scott Allen

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy has something in common with the Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay.  They both now have 15 wins to lead the National League.  The Dbacks defeated New York Mets 4-3 at Chase Field to take a two game lead in the National League West over the San Francisco Giants, thanks to their 2-1 loss to the Florida Marlins Friday night.

Justin Upton led things off Friday night with a solo home run, his 24th of the season, and the Dbacks never looked back.  Kennedy even helped himself with a second inning double.  You can never complain when your pitcher can help himself, especially in the middle of a pennant race.

After that second inning, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee settled down to get through five innings and keep the Mets in the game until the end.  The Mets managed to get one run each off of set-up man David Hernandez and closer J.J. Putz, however the Dbacks held on for their fourth straight game.