Belt's check-swing ruins Corbin's no-no, Dbacks 1-hit Giants

PHOENIX (AP) Patrick Corbin had hitters chasing sliders in the dirt and made up a 65 mph pitch on the fly. Arizona's defense had a pair of spectacular plays behind him, the kind that end up in the highlight reel when history is made.

A buzz filled Chase Field as the left-hander inched closer to the Arizona Diamondbacks' third no-hitter.

One check swing ended Corbin's bid. No history, but one awfully dominant performance.

Corbin lost his no-hit bid on a checked-swing infield single with two outs in the eighth inning but finished a one-hitter to lift the Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Tuesday night.

''It was really great stuff from him all night,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''It was a fun night to be a baseball fan, a special night.''

Corbin (3-0) walked one but otherwise was cruising toward joining Edwin Jackson and Randy Johnson in Arizona's no-hit club. Brandon Belt ended it with a softly hit ball to the left side of Arizona's shifted infield, beating shortstop Nick Ahmed's throw by a step to send a groan across Chase Field.

''I hit one earlier in the game, they took it away from me with a good diving play,'' Belt said. ''It just happens sometimes. The shift takes a lot of hits away, but every now and then you will get one back.''

Corbin shook off the squib hit to finish his first complete-game shutout, throwing 100 pitches and striking out eight. It was the first home shutout by an Arizona left-hander since Johnson in 2003 against the Colorado Rockies.

The Diamondbacks have tied the best start in franchise history (with 2000, 2008) at 12-4.

''That was fun,'' said Corbin, whose previous longest no-hit bid was 5 1/3 innings against Florida in 2013. ''I feel like I'd feel the same if I had a no-hitter. To come away with a win was huge.''

Corbin locked into a pitching duel with San Francisco's Johnny Cueto, who struck out 11 and allowed two hits in seven innings after being reinstated from the DL.

The Diamondbacks struck when the San Francisco right-hander exited.

Tony Watson (1-1) walked Jarrod Dyson with one out in the eighth and Corbin moved him over with a sacrifice bunt. David Peralta then lined a single up the middle to score Dyson for the game's only run.

''He was really good, too,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Cueto. ''This is what makes it even tougher.''

Corbin struck out at least eight his first three starts of the season - a first in his career - but did not factor in the decision his last time out, allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings of Arizona's 5-4 loss to the Giants.

Corbin walked Joe Panik in the fourth inning and kept the Giants off-balance until Belt's single.

He had some help.

Diamondbacks third baseman Daniel Descalso made a diving stop from the right side of second base to rob Belt of a hit in the third inning. Center fielder A.J. Pollock saved another hit in the seventh, spinning around to making a diving catch on Buster Posey's deep ball over his head.

''It seems like anytime there's a no-hitter, there's a play like that,'' Corbin said.

He didn't get it, but it was special nonetheless.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: 3B Evan Longoria was scratched from the lineup and could miss the next two games after aggravating a left ankle injury that bothered him during spring training. He was replaced in the lineup by Pablo Sandoval.

Arizona: An MRI on Monday revealed a UCL injury in RHP Taijuan Walker's right elbow after he was limited to two innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Walker was placed on the 10-day DL after feeling right forearm tightness Sunday and will travel to New York for a second opinion.

SPEEDY GAME

Chase Field is among the game's most hitter-friendly ballparks, leading to plenty of long games. With Corbin and Cueto both pitching well, Tuesday's came in at 2 hours, 5 minutes.

''You talk about a 2:05 game, it's extremely rare in today's game, especially in our ballpark,'' Lovullo said. ''Both pitchers were pretty special tonight.''

UP NEXT

Giants RHP Chris Stanton is 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA in three career starts against Arizona, including a loss in his only start at Chase Field.

Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray has won his last six starts against the NL West since Aug. 30 headed into Wednesday's game against the Giants.

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B. Crawford SS30000011.260.321.380.701-0.5
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  • a-lined out for Panik in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Watson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF40110030.333.419.519.9380.5
K. Marte 2B40000001.254.286.373.6590.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B20000010.232.386.518.9040.5
A. Pollock CF30000031.259.323.569.892-1.5
D. Descalso 3B30000011.175.261.400.661-0.5
A. Avila C30100020.148.303.259.5620.0
N. Ahmed SS30000021.222.300.422.722-1.0
J. Dyson RF21100100.194.256.333.5903.0
P. Corbin P20000001.286.444.429.8730.0
    BATTING
    • SH - P. Corbin
    • RBI - D. Peralta (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Peralta (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Cueto7.020001100.450.6527.5
    T. Watson (L, 1-1)1.01111101.171.04-4.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Cueto7.0
    T. Watson (L, 1-1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (W, 3-0)9.01001801.650.7039.0
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (W, 3-0)9.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Cueto
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 97-64, T. Watson 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 6-4, T. Watson 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 24, T. Watson 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 100-68
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 8-11
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 29
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. McCutchen RF30000011.194.275.323.598-0.5
    B. Posey C30000001.294.351.471.8210.0
    P. Sandoval 3B30000000.211.250.421.6710.0
    H. Pence LF30000020.189.214.208.422-1.0
    B. Belt 1B30100000.256.365.372.7371.0
    B. Crawford SS30000011.260.321.380.701-0.5
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    • b-struck out for Watson in the 9th
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    N. Ahmed SS30000021.222.300.422.722-1.0
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      BATTING
      • SH - P. Corbin
      • RBI - D. Peralta (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Peralta (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Cueto7.020001100.450.6527.5
      T. Watson (L, 1-1)1.01111101.171.04-4.5
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      PITCHERSIP
      J. Cueto7.0
      T. Watson (L, 1-1)1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (W, 3-0)9.01001801.650.7039.0
      Total9.0100180---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (W, 3-0)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Cueto
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 97-64, T. Watson 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 6-4, T. Watson 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 24, T. Watson 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 100-68
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 8-11
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 29
      • 8TH INNING
        Peralta singled to shallow center, Dyson scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Gorkys Hernandez hit for Tony Watson
        • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • Nick Hundley hit for Joe Panik
        • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hundley lined out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval flied out to deep left
        • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
        • B. Belt: Foul, Belt reached on an infield single to third
        • B. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Crawford fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Watson relieved Johnny Cueto
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dyson walked
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Corbin hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Dyson to second
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Peralta singled to shallow center, Dyson scored
        • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Panik flied out to left
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
        • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Posey lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Descalso grounded out to second
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford flied out to left
        • J. Cueto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cueto grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Peralta struck out on foul tip
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Marte grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sandoval grounded out to second
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
        • B. Belt: Belt grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson singled to center
        • P. Corbin: Corbin grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Dyson out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Jackson flied out to right
        • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik walked
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen flied out to center
        • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt hit by pitch
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Descalso struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Belt grounded out to third
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • J. Cueto: Cueto grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Dyson grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Corbin grounded out to second
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Posey lined out to right
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval lined out to left
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Descalso fouled out to pitcher
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Avila singled to left center
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ahmed flied out to deep right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • J. Panik: Ball, Panik grounded out to pitcher
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Cueto Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • K. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte flied out to left
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)