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MIAMI -- As soon as Patrick Corbin threw his first major-league pitch Monday, his nerves began to settle. The final pitch of the first inning made him feel even better.
"He did a great job for a young kid to come in that situation," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He was very excited. The ball was elevated a little more than he wanted to early, but he kept his composure and made his pitches."
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The 22-year-old Corbin, who was called up from Double-A Mobile, struck out six and allowed three runs. With 15 friends and relatives in attendance, mostly from his native New York, the left-hander said he was a bit nervous at the start but calmed down quickly.
"After the first pitch, I was ready to go and get after it," he said. "It felt great being out there."
Corbin loaded the bases with one out in the first, but Omar Infante bounced into a 1-2-3 double play.
"Definitely after that I took a big breath when I got in the dugout," Corbin said.
The Marlins lost for the eighth time in nine games and had fans booing for the second consecutive day.
"Can you blame them?" manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I was booing, too."
Miami, expected to contend for a division title after an offseason spending spree, is 8-14 and last in the NL East as it begins a nine-game trip. Guillen criticized his players' failure to change their approach at the plate or on the mound.
"If you cannot make an adjustment, I will make it for you," he said. "I'm going to make a very drastic change. I don't know which one yet, but I'm going to make an adjustment. I'm pretty good at that. That's my job."
Mark Buehrle (1-4) endured his worst outing this season. Facing Arizona for the first time in his 370th career start, the left-hander lasted only five innings and allowed seven runs - four earned - and eight hits.
"I guess it could get worse," Buehrle said. "We won eight games this month. We could have won none. We've got to keep going at it."
Miami committed three errors, including one on a misplayed bunt that led to a five-run inning, and struggling closer Heath Bell gave up two runs in a non-save situation in the ninth.
After the Marlins threatened in the first, they didn't manage another hit off Corbin until the fifth.
"He kept it simple," 40-year-old catcher Henry Blanco said of his young teammate. "He didn't try to do too much, just tried to get ahead of the hitter. I think that's all you can ask for in your first start."
Miami's Austin Kearns hit a two-run homer in the seventh. J.J. Putz pitched a scoreless ninth, reducing his ERA to 4.70.
Arizona's A.J. Pollock had a sacrifice fly and two hits to hike his average to .136 for the Diamondbacks, who climbed above .500 by winning three of four games in the series.
"Overall I think we have been playing great," Gibson said. "Guys are loose and enthusiastic to play the game."
Thanks to the retractable roof on the Marlins' new ballpark, a rainout may have been averted for a second day in a row. Announced attendance was 31,008, and the afternoon crowd included 12,000 schoolchildren who generated a high-pitched din throughout the game.
|Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin strikes out six in 5 2/3 innings en route to winning his major league debut. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|Willie Bloomquist, SS||4||1||1||2||1||0||0||.243|
|Ryan Roberts, 2B||3||0||0||1||1||1||4||.152|
|Justin Upton, RF||5||2||2||2||0||1||1||.242|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||3||2||1||0||2||0||0||.193|
|Cody Ransom, 3B||4||1||1||2||0||0||2||.318|
|Gerardo Parra, LF||5||1||1||1||0||1||1||.265|
|A.J. Pollock, CF||4||1||2||1||0||1||1||.136|
|Henry Blanco, C||5||0||1||0||0||2||3||.188|
|Patrick Corbin, P||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Craig Breslow, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Lyle Overbay, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.313|
|David Hernandez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J.J. Putz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Breslow in the 8th|
|2B - Willie Bloomquist (6, Buehrle)|
|HR - Justin Upton (2, Buehrle), Cody Ransom (2, Buehrle)|
|SF - Ryan Roberts (1), A.J. Pollock (2)|
|SH - Patrick Corbin 2 (2)|
|RBI - Willie Bloomquist 2 (4), Ryan Roberts (8), Justin Upton 2 (5), Cody Ransom 2 (7), Gerardo Parra (11), A.J. Pollock (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Justin Upton 2 (2)|
|SB - Justin Upton (3, 2nd base off Bell/Buck), Paul Goldschmidt (2, 2nd base off Buehrle/Buck)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Corbin-Blanco-Goldschmidt, Ransom-Roberts-Goldschmidt|
|E - Cody Ransom (2, Dropped fly)|
|Patrick Corbin (W,1-0)||5.2||8||3||3||3||6||1||4.76|
|Craig Breslow (H,2)||1.1||1||2||1||0||2||1||2.38|
|David Hernandez (H,5)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.18|
|HBP - Kearns (by Patrick Corbin)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Patrick Corbin 99-61, Craig Breslow 26-16, David Hernandez 12-8, J.J. Putz 18-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Patrick Corbin 7-2, Craig Breslow 1-2, J.J. Putz 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Patrick Corbin 27, Craig Breslow 6, David Hernandez 3, J.J. Putz 4|
|Jose Reyes, SS||4||0||2||0||1||0||2||.220|
|Emilio Bonifacio, CF||5||0||1||0||0||2||3||.244|
|Hanley Ramirez, 3B||4||1||1||0||1||1||2||.207|
|Austin Kearns, LF||4||1||1||2||0||1||4||.190|
|Omar Infante, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.323|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||4||0||1||0||0||3||0||.247|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||2||0||0||1||1||1||0||.205|
|John Buck, C||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.200|
|Mark Buehrle, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.091|
|a- Donnie Murphy, PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||.176|
|Dan Jennings, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Logan Morrison, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.310|
|Ryan Webb, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Greg Dobbs, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-homered for Buehrle in the 5th|
|b-singled for Jennings in the 6th|
|c-flied out for Webb in the 8th|
|2B - Jose Reyes (6, Putz), Hanley Ramirez (3, Corbin)|
|HR - Austin Kearns (2, Breslow), Donnie Murphy (2, Corbin)|
|SF - Gaby Sanchez (1)|
|RBI - Austin Kearns 2 (3), Gaby Sanchez (8), Donnie Murphy 2 (5)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Reyes-Infante-G. Sanchez|
|E - John Buck (1, Throwing), Austin Kearns (1, Dropped fly), Ryan Webb (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|Mark Buehrle (L,1-4)||5||8||7||4||1||3||2||3.34|
|HBP - Ransom (by Heath Bell)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 94-58, Dan Jennings 13-5, Ryan Webb 35-24, Heath Bell 25-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 6-8, Ryan Webb 2-1, Heath Bell 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 26, Dan Jennings 4, Ryan Webb 8, Heath Bell 6|
|Attendance - 31006|
|Game Time - 3:19|
|Temperature - 71|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce|