D-backs lean on Corbin, Martinez in 6-2 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Getting off to a quick start, at the plate and on the mound, has fueled the Arizona Diamondbacks' late season surge.

Patrick Corbin pitched effectively into the sixth inning, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run in the first inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to win their season-high ninth straight, beating the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Saturday night.

''We talked about playing downhill baseball from Day 1 here,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We're executing, we are doing the things we are supposed to do to score runs, and then the pitchers deserve as much credit as anybody because they're going ahead and executing shutdown innings.''

Arizona stretched its streak of scoring at least one run in the first inning to five consecutive games, one shy of its season high, and according to Statcast, have had the lead in 52 consecutive innings, the longest such streak since the St. Louis Cardinals had a 53-inning run with a lead in 1963.

''It's a good time to heat up again,'' Corbin said. ''I think pitching, our bullpen's been really good, and offensively we've been scoring some runs. When all three are clicking, we're very tough to beat.''

The Diamondbacks pushed their lead over Colorado for the top NL wild-card berth to 5 1/2 games. The Rockies, losers of three straight and four of their last five, clung to a 1 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee, which lost to Washington earlier, for the second wild card.

''We're not quite pitching well enough and we're not quite hitting well enough to break through,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''We had a couple of chances to get a hit, to get closer; didn't happen. Jon (Gray) hung in there but gave up three.''

Corbin (13-11) allowed two runs - one earned - and two hits in 5 1/3 innings while posting his second win during Arizona's longest winning streak since also winning nine straight Aug. 23-31, 2011. He has won his last five starts overall with a 0.50 ERA in that span.

After walking Charlie Blackmon to start the game, Corbin retired nine straight batters before allowing his first hit when DJ LeMahieu tripled off the right-center field wall to lead off the fourth. LeMahieu scored on Mark Reynolds' double-play grounder and Corbin escaped further damage when he induced Ian Desmond to pop out.

Extending a trend of strong starts, the Diamondbacks jumped on Rockies starter Jon Gray (6-4) for three first-inning runs, all coming on the home run by Martinez. It was his 30th homer of the season and 14th for the Diamondbacks, who acquired him in a July 18 trade with Detroit.

''I tried to go quick with another slider, make it look different and it didn't have the action it was supposed to,'' Gray said. ''It kind of rode up in the zone. It's kind of the worst way to start a game off.''

Martinez singled in the ninth off reliever Tyler Chatwood to drive in a fourth run with Arizona adding another run on a wild pitch by Chatwood that skipped into the Diamondbacks' dugout.

The Diamondbacks added an unearned run in the sixth after third baseman Nolan Arenado bobbled Corbin's sacrifice bunt, allowing him to reach and load the bases. One out later, Chris Herrmann scored from third on reliever Chris Rusin's wild pitch.

Colorado pulled within two in its half of the sixth after Arenado's line drive skipped off right fielder Martinez's glove for a two-base error, allowing LeMahieu, aboard with a walk, to advance to third and come home on Reynolds' groundout.

Gray allowed three runs and five hits in five innings in taking the loss for the first time in six starts at home this season. He struck out six and walked three.

ROSTER MOVE

Prior to the game, the Diamondbacks recalled RHP Jimmie Sherfy from Triple-A Reno. He has yet to be scored on in his two previous big league outings.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Godley (6-7, 3.29 ERA) is making his fourth career appearance against the Rockies. He has gone 1-0 with 5.59 ERA in his three previous outings, including his only other start against Colorado.

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (10-5, 4.18 ERA) has gone 6-0 with a 3.24 ERA in his last nine starts at Coors Field.

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  • W: P. Corbin (13-11)L: J. Gray (6-4)
  • HR: ARI - J. Martinez (30)
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K. Marte SS42200102.266.348.413.7605.0
J. Lamb 3B31000213.255.365.508.8722.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B51000036.314.424.5971.022-0.5
J. Martinez RF51241022.277.362.617.9789.0
A. Pollock CF50100011.266.325.459.7841.5
D. Descalso 2B40100011.244.340.408.7480.5
C. Herrmann C11000200.169.269.338.6085.0
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b- C. Iannetta PH-C10000001.238.333.491.8240.0
  • a-singled for Herrmann in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Chafin in the 8th
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C. Blackmon CF30000112.338.402.6181.0200.5
D. LeMahieu 2B22100100.315.381.413.7936.0
N. Arenado 3B30000112.303.360.579.9390.5
M. Reynolds 1B30010103.270.360.502.8632.0
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G. Parra RF40100000.335.366.495.8611.0
T. Story SS40000011.228.307.424.731-0.5
J. Lucroy C40100001.249.317.353.6701.0
J. Gray P10000010.103.133.207.340-0.5
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  • a-singled for Neshek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (27)
  • HR - J. Martinez (30)
  • SH - P. Corbin (7)
  • RBI - J. Martinez 4 (73)
BATTING
  • 3B - D. LeMahieu (2)
  • SH - D. LeMahieu (3)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (88)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Herrmann (4)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Martinez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - N. Arenado (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 13-11)5.12213403.831.3918.0
J. Hoover (H, 10)0.20000104.151.850.5
D. Hernandez (H, 16)0.22000002.871.04-2.0
A. Chafin (H, 17)0.10000103.111.400.5
A. Bradley (H, 20)1.00001001.291.012.0
F. Rodney1.00000004.341.173.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 13-11)5.1
J. Hoover (H, 10)0.2
D. Hernandez (H, 16)0.2
A. Chafin (H, 17)0.1
A. Bradley (H, 20)1.0
F. Rodney1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 6-4)5.05333614.261.432.0
C. Rusin1.11101102.341.071.5
P. Neshek0.20000201.530.871.0
J. McGee1.01000003.201.032.0
M. Dunn0.10222004.891.43-4.0
T. Chatwood0.21000105.001.46-0.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 6-4)5.0
C. Rusin1.1
P. Neshek0.2
J. McGee1.0
M. Dunn0.1
T. Chatwood0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 96-55, J. Hoover 12-7, D. Hernandez 6-5, A. Chafin 5-3, A. Bradley 18-12, F. Rodney 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-6, J. Hoover 1-1, D. Hernandez 1-1, A. Bradley 2-1, F. Rodney 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 20, J. Hoover 3, D. Hernandez 4, A. Chafin, A. Bradley 4, F. Rodney 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 100-62, C. Rusin 24-14, P. Neshek 11-6, J. McGee 15-10, M. Dunn 14-5, T. Chatwood 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-2, C. Rusin 4-0, J. McGee 2-1, T. Chatwood 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 23, C. Rusin 7, P. Neshek 2, J. McGee 4, M. Dunn 3, T. Chatwood 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Marte SS42200102.266.348.413.7605.0
J. Lamb 3B31000213.255.365.508.8722.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B51000036.314.424.5971.022-0.5
J. Martinez RF51241022.277.362.617.9789.0
A. Pollock CF50100011.266.325.459.7841.5
D. Descalso 2B40100011.244.340.408.7480.5
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  • a-singled for Herrmann in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Chafin in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30000112.338.402.6181.0200.5
D. LeMahieu 2B22100100.315.381.413.7936.0
N. Arenado 3B30000112.303.360.579.9390.5
M. Reynolds 1B30010103.270.360.502.8632.0
I. Desmond LF40000012.281.329.377.706-0.5
G. Parra RF40100000.335.366.495.8611.0
T. Story SS40000011.228.307.424.731-0.5
J. Lucroy C40100001.249.317.353.6701.0
J. Gray P10000010.103.133.207.340-0.5
T. Murphy PH10000011.048.130.095.226-0.5
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  • a-singled for Neshek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Pollock (27)
  • HR - J. Martinez (30)
  • SH - P. Corbin (7)
  • RBI - J. Martinez 4 (73)
BATTING
  • 3B - D. LeMahieu (2)
  • SH - D. LeMahieu (3)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (88)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Herrmann (4)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Martinez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - N. Arenado (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 13-11)5.12213403.831.3918.0
J. Hoover (H, 10)0.20000104.151.850.5
D. Hernandez (H, 16)0.22000002.871.04-2.0
A. Chafin (H, 17)0.10000103.111.400.5
A. Bradley (H, 20)1.00001001.291.012.0
F. Rodney1.00000004.341.173.0
Total9.0421460---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 13-11)5.1
J. Hoover (H, 10)0.2
D. Hernandez (H, 16)0.2
A. Chafin (H, 17)0.1
A. Bradley (H, 20)1.0
F. Rodney1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 6-4)5.05333614.261.432.0
C. Rusin1.11101102.341.071.5
P. Neshek0.20000201.530.871.0
J. McGee1.01000003.201.032.0
M. Dunn0.10222004.891.43-4.0
T. Chatwood0.21000105.001.46-0.5
Total9.08656101---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 6-4)5.0
C. Rusin1.1
P. Neshek0.2
J. McGee1.0
M. Dunn0.1
T. Chatwood0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 96-55, J. Hoover 12-7, D. Hernandez 6-5, A. Chafin 5-3, A. Bradley 18-12, F. Rodney 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-6, J. Hoover 1-1, D. Hernandez 1-1, A. Bradley 2-1, F. Rodney 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 20, J. Hoover 3, D. Hernandez 4, A. Chafin, A. Bradley 4, F. Rodney 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 100-62, C. Rusin 24-14, P. Neshek 11-6, J. McGee 15-10, M. Dunn 14-5, T. Chatwood 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-2, C. Rusin 4-0, J. McGee 2-1, T. Chatwood 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 23, C. Rusin 7, P. Neshek 2, J. McGee 4, M. Dunn 3, T. Chatwood 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Lamb scored, Martinez to second on wild pitch72
    Ball, Lamb scored, Martinez to second62
    Martinez singled to center, Marte scored, Lamb to third52
  • 6TH INNING
    Reynolds grounded out to second, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to third42
    Herrmann scored, Corbin to third, Peralta to second on wild pitch41
  • 4TH INNING
    grounded into double play third to second to first, LeMahieu scored, Arenado out at second31
  • 1ST INNING
    Martinez homered to center, Marte and Goldschmidt scored30
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mike Dunn relieved Jake McGee
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Peralta flied out to left
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Lamb walked, Marte to second
    • Tyler Chatwood relieved Mike Dunn
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez singled to center, Marte scored, Lamb to third
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lamb scored, Martinez to second, Lamb scored, Martinez to second on wild pitch, Pollock grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Fernando Rodney relieved Archie Bradley
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Parra grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Story popped out to shortstop
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Descalso fouled out to first
    • Brandon Drury hit for Chris Herrmann
    • B. Drury: Foul, Strike looking, Drury singled to shallow right
    • Chris Iannetta hit for Andrew Chafin
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Iannetta reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Drury out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado lined out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Desmond grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • Pat Neshek relieved Chris Rusin
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez relieved J.J. Hoover
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story popped out to third
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy singled to center
    • Mike Tauchman hit for Pat Neshek
    • M. Tauchman: Tauchman singled to left, Lucroy to second
    • Andrew Chafin relieved David Hernandez
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin pitching
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Pollock grounded out to third
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Descalso reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrmann walked, Descalso to second
    • P. Corbin: Corbin safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error, Descalso to third, Herrmann to second
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Foul, Peralta reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Descalso out at home, Herrmann to third, Corbin to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Herrmann scored, Corbin to third, Peralta to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marte grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon fouled out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • J.J. Hoover relieved Patrick Corbin
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado safe at first on right fielder Martinez fielding error, LeMahieu to third, Arenado to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reynolds grounded out to second, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Parra to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Murphy struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock doubled to center
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Descalso grounded out to first, Pollock to third
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrmann walked
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Herrmann stole second, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu tripled to deep center, Ball, In play
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte singled to center
    • J. Lamb: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Lamb popped out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Goldschmidt reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Marte out at second
    • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Goldschmidt out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrmann grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Corbin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Corbin walked
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra flied out to deep left
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Peralta singled to deep right
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte reached on an infield single to third, Peralta to second
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lamb lined out to right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt reached on fielder's choice to third, Peralta out at third, Marte to second
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez homered to center, Marte and Goldschmidt scored
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)