Santana Dominates in Win

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona Diamondbacks (32-33) were not able to produce any offense in a 2-0 loss against the Los Angeles Angels (35-31) on Saturday night.

Ervin Santana (4-7) had one of the best pitching performances of his season, allowing only one hit and a walk in a complete game shut out. He carried a no hitter into the seventh inning until it was broken up on a single by Justin Upton. Santana bounced back tonight after three consecutive disappointing starts where he allowed a combined 19 runs.

Upton was the only source of offense for the D-backs all night, singling off of Santana in the top of the seventh inning. Miguel Montero was the only other batter to reach base when he walked in the ninth.

Joe Saunders produced a solid effort for the snakes, allowing eight hits and only two runs through six innings pitched. Unfortunately for Saunders, he will take the loss as his team was unable to generate any offense.

This will be only the third time the D-backs have been shut out all season, and the second time in the last week. Ian Kennedy will take the mound tomorrow to go for the series win against Garrett Richards of the Halos.