Lamb homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Reds 12-2 to win series

CINCINNATI (AP) Jake Lamb didn't know about Arizona's late pitching change until an hour before the game. His two homers made it a moot point.

Lamb hit a pair of three-run homers , and Patrick Corbin pitched into the eighth inning during an emergency start on Thursday, leading the Diamondbacks to a 12-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Arizona stabilized itself by taking two of three in the series. The Diamondbacks had dropped eight of nine heading into the set, falling behind Colorado for the second NL wild-card spot.

''It seems like our offense is starting to heat up again, which is good,'' said Corbin, who pitched a season-high 7 1/3 innings.

Lamb homered in the first inning off Luis Castillo (1-3) and again in the ninth for a career-high six RBIs. Gregor Blanco and Ketel Marte added two-run shots as the Diamondbacks concluded a wacky series.

They won the opener 11-2 while getting outfielder J.D. Martinez in a trade with Detroit. A day later, Martinez got hit on the left hand by a pitch in his Diamondbacks debut and left with a bruise. He didn't play in the finale.

Scheduled starter Taijuan Walker was scratched after his wife, Heather, went into labor early Thursday morning. Corbin (7-9) was moved up a day and wound up with his first victory since June 16. The left-hander had gone 0-3 in his previous five starts.

Corbin got a phone call informing him of the switch just as he was about to fall asleep.

''It took me longer to fall asleep,'' he said. ''It's a different feeling when you're pitching the next day.''

Corbin gave up seven hits, including Eugenio Suarez's homer. The left-hander pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-outs threat in the fourth to hold the lead.

''I'm so proud of the guys fighting through very difficult circumstances in the last few games,'' manager Torey Lovullo said . ''Nobody did better than Patrick Corbin.''

Suarez homered again off J.J. Hoover in the eighth. Cincinnati fell to 1-6 since the All-Star break - all at home. The Reds allowed 10 or more runs in four of them.

''The problem is clear,'' manager Bryan Price said. ''Unfortunately, we've given up double figures in runs in four of these games. That's the constant thing. We need to pitch better. It's a worn-out record. I'm tired of talking about it.''

ANOTHER NEW LOOK

Lovullo went with a different batting order for the second game in a row, giving his reserves a chance to play in a day game coming off an 11-inning night game. ''In this case we've got guys who have been sitting on the bench watching and they're fully energized,'' he said.

GOTCHA AGAIN

Billy Hamilton doubled in the first inning and was thrown out by catcher Chris Iannetta while trying to steal third. It was the second time in two games that Hamilton was caught stealing. He's been caught seven times and has stolen 40 bases, most in the majors.

GOING, GOING ...

The Reds have given up 166 homers, the most in the majors. They're on pace to break their major league record of 258 allowed last season.

STREAK BUSTED

Paul Goldschmidt went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts, ending his hitting streak at 11 games. It also ended his road hitting streak at 17 games, one shy of the Diamondbacks record.

DIAMONDBACKS MOVE

Walker was placed on paternity leave, and RHP Matt Koch was recalled from Triple-A Reno. Lovullo will rearrange his weekend pitching plans with Walker gone, and he might use Koch to start one game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Martinez was out of the lineup with the bruised hand, sustained in his second at-bat on Wednesday night. ''A crazy 24 hours,'' he called it while headed to get treatment on Thursday morning.

Reds: SS Zack Cozart got a day to rest. He missed time last month because of a strained right thigh that is not fully healed.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Arizona opens a three-game series Friday against visiting Washington. The Diamondbacks lost two of three at Nationals Park in May and are 3-7 against the Washington during the last two seasons.

Reds: Homer Bailey (2-3) faces Jose Urena (7-4) when the Reds open a home series Friday against Miami. Bailey makes his sixth start since returning from elbow surgery. He gave up eight runs in four-plus innings of a 14-4 loss to the Nationals last weekend.

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  • W: P. Corbin (7-9)L: L. Castillo (1-3)
  • HR: ARI - G. Blanco (3), K. Marte (2), J. Lamb 2 (22), CIN - E. Suarez 2 (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Descalso LF21010110.246.349.421.7702.5
A. Pollock CF11110000.286.335.443.7784.0
C. Iannetta C51200032.230.310.496.8063.5
J. Lamb 3B52262011.274.368.547.91515.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B50000041.311.427.569.996-2.0
C. Herrmann RF31000110.175.269.370.6393.5
F. Rodney P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Owings 2B40000011.283.316.464.780-0.5
K. Marte SS32121100.219.297.438.7359.0
G. Blanco CF-LF33221100.253.333.407.74013.0
P. Corbin P30000021.056.150.056.206-1.0
J. Hoover P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Peralta PH-RF11100000.320.370.485.8552.0
  • a-singled for Hoover in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF40100001.253.303.337.6401.0
E. Suarez 3B32222111.256.360.459.81912.5
J. Votto 1B40100011.307.424.6011.0250.5
A. Duvall LF40100010.272.318.531.8490.5
S. Gennett 2B40100020.307.357.584.9420.0
D. Mesoraco C40000013.233.328.448.777-0.5
S. Schebler RF30000013.242.315.497.812-0.5
a- A. Alcantara PH10000010.200.209.289.498-0.5
J. Peraza SS30100003.253.277.328.6061.0
L. Castillo P20100010.071.071.071.1430.5
T. Cingrani P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Kivlehan PH10000001.214.294.388.6810.0
D. Storen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Hernandez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Schebler in the 9th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Cingrani in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (15), C. Iannetta 2 (13)
  • 3B - G. Blanco (3)
  • HR - J. Lamb 2 (22), K. Marte (2), G. Blanco (3)
  • SF - D. Descalso (2)
  • RBI - D. Descalso (35), A. Pollock (13), J. Lamb 6 (76), K. Marte 2 (5), G. Blanco 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Lamb 3 (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Hamilton (11)
  • HR - E. Suarez 2 (15)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 2 (49)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Herrmann (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Hamilton (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 7-9)7.17111614.431.5025.0
J. Hoover0.21110114.101.86-1.5
F. Rodney1.00000205.401.294.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 7-9)7.1
J. Hoover0.2
F. Rodney1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 1-3)6.04441713.861.267.5
T. Cingrani1.01221114.791.26-0.5
D. Storen1.00000203.291.284.0
A. Hernandez1.04662325.281.17-7.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 1-3)6.0
T. Cingrani1.0
D. Storen1.0
A. Hernandez1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 103-71, J. Hoover 12-7, F. Rodney 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 8-6
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 28, J. Hoover 3, F. Rodney 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 100-60, T. Cingrani 22-14, D. Storen 16-11, A. Hernandez 37-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 7-4, T. Cingrani 2-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 23, T. Cingrani 5, D. Storen 3, A. Hernandez 9
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Descalso LF21010110.246.349.421.7702.5
A. Pollock CF11110000.286.335.443.7784.0
C. Iannetta C51200032.230.310.496.8063.5
J. Lamb 3B52262011.274.368.547.91515.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B50000041.311.427.569.996-2.0
C. Herrmann RF31000110.175.269.370.6393.5
F. Rodney P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Owings 2B40000011.283.316.464.780-0.5
K. Marte SS32121100.219.297.438.7359.0
G. Blanco CF-LF33221100.253.333.407.74013.0
P. Corbin P30000021.056.150.056.206-1.0
J. Hoover P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Peralta PH-RF11100000.320.370.485.8552.0
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  • a-singled for Hoover in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF40100001.253.303.337.6401.0
E. Suarez 3B32222111.256.360.459.81912.5
J. Votto 1B40100011.307.424.6011.0250.5
A. Duvall LF40100010.272.318.531.8490.5
S. Gennett 2B40100020.307.357.584.9420.0
D. Mesoraco C40000013.233.328.448.777-0.5
S. Schebler RF30000013.242.315.497.812-0.5
a- A. Alcantara PH10000010.200.209.289.498-0.5
J. Peraza SS30100003.253.277.328.6061.0
L. Castillo P20100010.071.071.071.1430.5
T. Cingrani P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Kivlehan PH10000001.214.294.388.6810.0
D. Storen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Hernandez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Schebler in the 9th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Cingrani in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (15), C. Iannetta 2 (13)
  • 3B - G. Blanco (3)
  • HR - J. Lamb 2 (22), K. Marte (2), G. Blanco (3)
  • SF - D. Descalso (2)
  • RBI - D. Descalso (35), A. Pollock (13), J. Lamb 6 (76), K. Marte 2 (5), G. Blanco 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Lamb 3 (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Hamilton (11)
  • HR - E. Suarez 2 (15)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 2 (49)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Herrmann (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Hamilton (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 7-9)7.17111614.431.5025.0
J. Hoover0.21110114.101.86-1.5
F. Rodney1.00000205.401.294.0
Total9.0822192---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 7-9)7.1
J. Hoover0.2
F. Rodney1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 1-3)6.04441713.861.267.5
T. Cingrani1.01221114.791.26-0.5
D. Storen1.00000203.291.284.0
A. Hernandez1.04662325.281.17-7.5
Total9.0912124134---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 1-3)6.0
T. Cingrani1.0
D. Storen1.0
A. Hernandez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 103-71, J. Hoover 12-7, F. Rodney 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 8-6
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 28, J. Hoover 3, F. Rodney 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 100-60, T. Cingrani 22-14, D. Storen 16-11, A. Hernandez 37-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 7-4, T. Cingrani 2-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 23, T. Cingrani 5, D. Storen 3, A. Hernandez 9
  • 9TH INNING
    Lamb homered to left, Peralta and Pollock scored122
    Pollock doubled to deep center, Blanco scored, Peralta to third92
    Marte homered to right, Herrmann scored82
  • 8TH INNING
    Suarez homered to right center62
  • 7TH INNING
    Blanco homered to left center, Marte scored61
  • 5TH INNING
    Descalso hit sacrifice fly to center, Blanco scored41
  • 4TH INNING
    Suarez homered to left center31
  • 1ST INNING
    Lamb homered to center, Descalso and Iannetta scored30
  • 9TH INNING
    • Ariel Hernandez relieved Drew Storen
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrmann walked
    • Ch. Owings: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Herrmann stole second, Marte homered to right, Herrmann scored
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
    • David Peralta hit for J.J. Hoover
    • D. Peralta: Peralta singled to center, Blanco to second
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pollock doubled to deep center, Blanco scored, Peralta to third
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lamb homered to left, Peralta and Pollock scored
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (6 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Fernando Rodney pitching
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mesoraco flied out to left
    • Arismendy Alcantara hit for Scott Schebler
    • A. Alcantara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alcantara struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Drew Storen pitching
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Lamb flied out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A.J. Pollock in center
    • Gregor Blanco in left
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Hamilton flied out to left
    • J.J. Hoover relieved Patrick Corbin
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Suarez homered to right center
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto flied out to left
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tony Cingrani relieved Luis Castillo
    • Ch. Owings: Foul, Ball, Ball, Owings grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
    • G. Blanco: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blanco homered to left center, Marte scored
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Corbin struck out looking
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Schebler grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza singled to center
    • Patrick Kivlehan hit for Tony Cingrani
    • P. Kivlehan: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kivlehan grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Peraza out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duvall popped out to second
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • D. Mesoraco: Mesoraco grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blanco tripled to deep right
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Corbin struck out on foul tip
    • D. Descalso: Strike swinging, Ball, Descalso hit sacrifice fly to center, Blanco scored
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • L. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrmann grounded out to shortstop
    • Ch. Owings: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Owings grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez homered to left center
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Votto singled to center
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Duvall singled to center, Votto to second
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett reached on an infield single to third, Votto to third, Duvall to second
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mesoraco popped out to shortstop
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Peraza popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iannetta doubled to deep right center
    • J. Lamb: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lamb flied out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Foul, Ball, Schebler grounded out to third
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to pitcher
    • L. Castillo: Strike (foul tip), Castillo singled to center
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton popped out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to first
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Blanco lined out to left
    • P. Corbin: Strike swinging, Corbin grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall popped out to second
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gennett grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mesoraco struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Descalso walked
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Foul, Iannetta doubled to left, Descalso to third
    • J. Lamb: Strike swinging, Lamb homered to center, Descalso and Iannetta scored
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Herrmann grounded out to second
    • Ch. Owings: Foul, Ball, Owings fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton doubled to left
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hamilton caught stealing, catcher to third, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)