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D-Backs' Corbin earns win, gets 4 RBI

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PHOENIX -- In his brief major league career, Arizona's Patrick Corbin never had pitched longer than seven innings, driven in a run or had an extra-base hit.

The rookie left-hander accomplished all three Sunday.

Corbin (6-7) pitched eight innings and drove in four runs with a triple and single in the Diamondbacks' 10-2 rout of the San Francisco Giants.

Justin Upton had a solo homer and two-run double as the Diamondbacks averted a three-game sweep.

Corbin entered the game batting .071 (2 for 28), then struck out in his first at-bat against Ryan Vogelsong.

His next time up, with the bases loaded, he tripled down the line into the right field corner, breaking open what had been a 2-2 game.

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"My first at bat he threw two heaters in and I just stood there, didn't even take the bat off of my shoulder," Corbin said. "He got to two strikes again and that's just what I was sitting on. I just put the bat on the ball and it got by them."

Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said the Giants had just moved first baseman Brandon Belt off the line the pitch before Corbin's hit.

"We saw Patrick earlier in the year swinging the bat very well," Gibson said. "He hasn't lately, but he had a huge day at the plate."

Corbin scattered eight hits, striking out five and walking one.

For the second straight start against Arizona, Vogelsong (12-9) lasted only 3 1/3 innings. He allowed seven runs, six earned, on five hits with six strikeouts and four walks, one intentional.

"I can't say I missed location today. The only pitch I missed location was Upton's first double," Vogelsong said. "On Corbin's [triple] I just spotted it in the middle. The balls came out good that is why it is getting perplexing. My stuff is there. It just doesn't make much sense right now."

Vogelsong gave up four runs in five innings against Colorado in his last start. Before that he was tagged for six runs in 3 1/3 against Arizona. He has given up 20 runs in his past four starts and 34 in his past seven.

"His stuff is good, he is just going through a tough period," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "He has been through it before and he will come out if it."

NL West-leading San Francisco had not allowed this many runs since a 14-2 loss to Washington on Aug. 13.

The victory keeps Arizona 4½ games out in the wild-card race. San Francisco remains 7½ up in the NL West over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost 5-2 to St. Louis in 12 innings.

Corbin threw 93 pitches and acknowledged he wanted to go back out for the ninth. But Gibson said that Corbin had been stretched beyond where he'd been this season and Josh Collmenter needed the work in the ninth.

Arizona's fourth-inning eruption broke a 2-2 tie.

It started when Giants shortstop Joaquin Arias muffed Paul Goldschmidt's grounder. Vogelsong struck out Ryan Wheeler for the second time, but Cody Ransom doubled off the wall in center to put runners at second and third. Gerardo Parra was walked intentionally to bring up Corbin, who was batting .069 (2 for 29).

On a 1-2 pitch, Corbin hit one down the line to the right field corner, clearing the bases and finishing with a head-first dive into third.

Vogelsong walked Adam Eaton and was through for the day. Shane Loux relieved Vogelsong and Aaron Hill doubled both base runners home to make it 7-2.

Upton hit a home run for the second successive game, a solo shot to left in the sixth. Corbin got his fourth RBI with a broken-bat, bloop single in the seventh.

The four RBI were the second-most by a pitcher in Diamondbacks' history. Micah Owings had six against Atlanta on Aug. 18, 2007.

The Giants scored in the first when Angel Pagan opened the game with a double. He was sacrificed to third by Marco Scutaro's bunt and scored on Buster Posey's two-out single.

Arizona went up 2-1 in the third on Upton's booming two-run double off the overhang in right-center, a foot or less shy of a home run. Vogelsong retired the first two batters in the inning but walked Eaton and gave up a single to Hill to set things up for Upton, whose also had a solo home run in the sixth.

San Francisco made it 2-2 in the fourth when Posey led off with a walk and Hunter Pence was hit by a pitch. Posey scored on Belt's two-out double.

Notes

  • The Giants go home for a four-game series with Colorado. LHP Madison Bumgarner (14-10, 3.32 ERA) goes for San Francisco in Monday's opener and Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.86) for the Rockies.
  • Arizona has Monday off. The Diamondbacks open a three-game series at home with San Diego on Tuesday, RHP Ian Kennedy (13-11, 4.21) going for Arizona, LHP Eric Stults (6-2, 2.54) for the Padres.
  • San Francisco finished its road trip 4-2.
  • The Giants haven't lost a series on the road since dropping two of three at Pittsburgh July 6-8.
  • The Diamondbacks had not scored more than four runs in 12 consecutive home games, tying a club record.
  • Upton has homered in consecutive games for the first time since he had one in three straight last Sept. 7-9.
  • San Francisco used eight pitchers.
 
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Rookie Patrick Corbin's four RBI are the second-most ever by a Diamondbacks pitcher in one game. (Getty Images)
Rookie Patrick Corbin's four RBI are the second-most ever by a Diamondbacks pitcher in one game. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Arizona

P. Corbin
IP 8.0
H 8
ER 2
BB 1
K 5
Arizona

J. Upton
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF3120000 .291
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
    George Kontos, P0000000 .000
    Dan Runzler, P0000000 .000
    Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
   a- Ryan Theriot, PH-2B1010000 .266
Marco Scutaro, 2B3010001 .296
    Eli Whiteside, C0000000 .125
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4000013 .275
Buster Posey, C3111112 .333
    Emmanuel Burriss, RF0000000 .220
Hunter Pence, RF3010003 .259
    Jean Machi, P0000000 .000
Joaquin Arias, SS4010002 .277
Brandon Belt, 1B4011011 .271
Justin Christian, LF-CF3000102 .111
Ryan Vogelsong, P1000011 .082
    Shane Loux, P0000000 .000
   b- Brett Pill, PH1000000 .216
    Brad Penny, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Peguero, LF2000021 .000
Totals3228226  
a-singled for Otero in the 8th
b-grounded out for Loux in the 5th
Batting
2B - Angel Pagan (33, Corbin), Marco Scutaro (28, Corbin), Joaquin Arias (13, Corbin), Brandon Belt (25, Corbin)
SH - Marco Scutaro (9)
RBI - Buster Posey (93), Brandon Belt (53)
2-OUT RBI - Buster Posey (28), Brandon Belt (16)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Posey-Scutaro
PB - Buster Posey (2)
E - Joaquin Arias (9, Misplayed grounder), Justin Christian (2, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ryan Vogelsong (L,12-9) 3.1576460 3.65
Shane Loux 0.2100100 5.40
Brad Penny 1100010 6.00
Clay Hensley 1111011 4.47
George Kontos 0.2122210 2.77
Dan Runzler0000100 0.00
Dan Otero 0.1000010 6.35
Jean Machi 1000010 4.91
IBB - Parra by Ryan Vogelsong
HBP - Hill (by Dan Runzler)
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Vogelsong 88-50, Shane Loux 13-7, Brad Penny 8-7, Clay Hensley 13-9, George Kontos 20-10, Dan Runzler 9-3, Dan Otero 3-3, Jean Machi 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Vogelsong 2-2, Shane Loux 1-1, Brad Penny 1-1, George Kontos 1-0, Jean Machi 1-1
Batters Faced - Ryan Vogelsong 19, Shane Loux 4, Brad Penny 4, Clay Hensley 4, George Kontos 5, Dan Runzler 2, Dan Otero 1, Jean Machi 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adam Eaton, CF2210300 .275
Aaron Hill, 2B4122010 .301
Justin Upton, RF4123113 .272
    Tyler Graham, RF0000000 .000
Miguel Montero, C4000121 .288
    Josh Collmenter, P0000000 .077
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4100013 .284
   a- Wil Nieves, PH-C1000000 .294
Ryan Wheeler, 3B-1B4100122 .221
Cody Ransom, SS-3B4110022 .216
Gerardo Parra, LF2210200 .271
Patrick Corbin, P4124021 .125
    Jacob Elmore, SS0000000 .192
Totals331099811  
a-grounded out for Goldschmidt in the 8th
Batting
2B - Aaron Hill (37, Loux), Justin Upton (20, Vogelsong), Cody Ransom (12, Vogelsong)
3B - Patrick Corbin (1, Vogelsong)
HR - Justin Upton (15, Hensley)
RBI - Aaron Hill 2 (69), Justin Upton 3 (62), Patrick Corbin 4 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Upton 3 (20), Patrick Corbin (1)
CS - Adam Eaton (2, 2nd base by Vogelsong/Posey)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Corbin-Ransom-Goldschmidt, Wheeler-Hill-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Patrick Corbin (W,6-7) 8822150 4.02
Josh Collmenter 1000110 3.97
HBP - Pence (by Patrick Corbin)
WP - Patrick Corbin (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Patrick Corbin 93-64, Josh Collmenter 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Patrick Corbin 9-8, Josh Collmenter 1-1
Batters Faced - Patrick Corbin 32, Josh Collmenter 4
Game Information
Attendance - 29051
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye