Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Patrick Corbin scattered four hits over 6 1/3
innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, in
the opener of a four-game set at Chase Field.
Corbin (5-0) surrendered just one run and struck out four to win his third
straight start. Heath Bell stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his fourth
Corbin also drove in a run and Gerardo Parra added two hits and an RBI for
the Diamondbacks, winners in four straight.
Kevin Frandsen drove in the lone run for the Phillies, who saw starter Cole
Hamels (1-5) give up two runs on six hits and five walks to drop his second
Martin Prado scored on Corbin's groundout in the fifth inning to put Arizona
With runners on second and third in the sixth, Prado pushed a bunt up the
first baseline, allowing Cody Ross to score.
The Phillies loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but were only able
to push one run across. Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a soft line drive over
second baseman Cliff Pennington's head, which was enough to score Domonic
Brown. Parra, though, gunned down John Mayberry at second on the play. Rollins
followed with a pop out to short stop Didi Gregorius to end the threat.
Brown ripped a one-out double in the ninth inning, but Bell was able to retire
the next to batters to preserve the win.
Corbin is the first D'backs pitcher to start 5-0 since Brandon Webb went 9-0
in 2008 ... Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt had a three-game homer streak snapped
... The D'backs are 14-3 when leading after six innings ... Charlie Manuel
passed Gene Mauch for the most games managed in franchise history (1,332
games) ... Hamels has allowed just 11 earned runs over his last six starts.
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