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Webb is tough-luck loser for D-Backs

DETROIT (AP) -- Jason Johnson made quick work of the Arizona
Diamondbacks.

Johnson allowed one hit in eight sharp innings, and the Detroit
Tigers sent the Diamondbacks to their season-high seventh straight
loss with a 2-1 victory Friday night.

The game was completed in 1 hour, 54 minutes, matching the
shortest in the majors. The Chicago White Sox and Montreal played
their game in 1:54 on last Sunday. It also tied for the shortest in
Diamondbacks' history.

"It felt all right," Johnson said. "Everything felt pretty
good. I tried to work quick and go right at them."

Johnson (5-7) set down the first 12 in order before Luis
Gonzalez's triple to lead off the fifth inning. He struck out five
and walked one in his first win since June 2.

"Johnson pitched a great game," said Gonzalez, who also drew
the walk off Johnson. "He got ahead and threw his pitches for
strikes. We just couldn't get anything going."

Johnson outdueled Brandon Webb (3-8), who allowed a career-low
four hits in his first complete game of the season and second of
his career. Webb struck out four and walked two.

"I'm going to tell you right now that guy has some quality
major league pitches," Detroit's Craig Monroe said of Webb. "The
ball's got a lot of movement and it made it difficult to hit today.
But we were fortunate to scratch out some runs early in the game --
and we needed them."

Ugueth Urbina pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save in 12
opportunities to complete the one-hitter.

The Tigers took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on Omar Infante's RBI
grounder.

Carlos Pena led off with a single, and Monroe walked and Brandon
Inge sacrificed the runners over. Infante then hit the grounder
that Alex Cintron bobbled, but recovered in time to get him at
first while Pena scored, and Shea Hillenbrand threw to third to get
Monroe to end the inning. Infante was credited with an RBI.

"We were going on contact there and Carlos really got a
tremendous break and I think that put a little pressure," Detroit
manager Alan Trammell said. "It was an in-between hop that he had
to go for -- wasn't able to quite come up with. That's what pressure
does to you."

Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the first on Dmitri Young's sacrifice
fly. Alex Sanchez walked to lead off the game, went to third on
Ivan Rodriguez's one-out single and scored on Young's fly to right.

The Diamondbacks had a chance to double Sanchez off after he
took off for second on Bobby Higginson's fly to right. Sanchez was
all the way to second, but Danny Bautista's throw from the
right-field corner was over the head of Hillenbrand at first and
Sanchez beat the relay.

"I haven't talked to Danny yet. I'm not sure what the
circumstances were," Arizona manager Bob Brenly said. "But he had
a lot more time than he thought. He had to run a long way to catch
it and you don't know how things looked to him from the right-field
corner."

Arizona tied it in the fifth when Gonzalez hit the leadoff
triple and scored on Hillenbrand's grounder.

Game notes
Arizona also played in 1:54 on July 23, 1998, at San Siego.
... Arizona's Roberto Alomar started his first game since missing
56 games with a broken finger, and went 0-for-4. ... Sanchez walked
for only the sixth time this season in 281 plate appearances. ...
Rodriguez has 44 hits in his last 93 at-bats. ... Tigers SS Carlos
Guillen broke an 0-for 16 slump with a single in the seventh.