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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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rookie Patrick Corbin's four RBI are the second-most ever by a Diamondbacks pitcher in one game. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Angel Pagan, CF||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||.291|
|Clay Hensley, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|George Kontos, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Dan Runzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Dan Otero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Ryan Theriot, PH-2B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.266|
|Marco Scutaro, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.296|
|Eli Whiteside, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.125|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.275|
|Buster Posey, C||3||1||1||1||1||1||2||.333|
|Emmanuel Burriss, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.220|
|Hunter Pence, RF||3||0||1||0||0||0||3||.259|
|Jean Machi, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joaquin Arias, SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.277|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.271|
|Justin Christian, LF-CF||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.111|
|Ryan Vogelsong, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.082|
|Shane Loux, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Brett Pill, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.216|
|Brad Penny, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Francisco Peguero, LF||2||0||0||0||0||2||1||.000|
|a-singled for Otero in the 8th|
|b-grounded out for Loux in the 5th|
|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|
|DP - Posey-Scutaro|
|PB - Buster Posey (2)|
|E - Joaquin Arias (9, Misplayed grounder), Justin Christian (2, Throwing)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Ryan Vogelsong (L,12-9)||3.1||5||7||6||4||6||0||3.65|
|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|
|Adam Eaton, CF||2||2||1||0||3||0||0||.275|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||4||1||2||2||0||1||0||.301|
|Justin Upton, RF||4||1||2||3||1||1||3||.272|
|Tyler Graham, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Miguel Montero, C||4||0||0||0||1||2||1||.288|
|Josh Collmenter, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.077|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||4||1||0||0||0||1||3||.284|
|a- Wil Nieves, PH-C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.294|
|Ryan Wheeler, 3B-1B||4||1||0||0||1||2||2||.221|
|Cody Ransom, SS-3B||4||1||1||0||0||2||2||.216|
|Gerardo Parra, LF||2||2||1||0||2||0||0||.271|
|Patrick Corbin, P||4||1||2||4||0||2||1||.125|
|Jacob Elmore, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.192|
|a-grounded out for Goldschmidt in the 8th|
|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|
|DP - Corbin-Ransom-Goldschmidt, Wheeler-Hill-Goldschmidt|
|Patrick Corbin (W,6-7)||8||8||2||2||1||5||0||4.02|
|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|
|Attendance - 29051|
|Game Time - 3:00|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye|