Corbin strikes out 9, Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-0

PHOENIX (AP) Patrick Corbin got into a rhythm with catcher Alex Avila, leaving Philadelphia's hitters flailing.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hit their stride at just the right time, leaving the desert with the NL West lead before heading out on a nine-game road trip.

Corbin struck out nine in a combined four-hitter, David Peralta had four hits and two RBIs, and the Diamondbacks rolled over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Wednesday.

Corbin (10-4) had the Phillies guessing most of the game, allowing four hits in 7 1/3 innings while reaching a career-high 183 strikeouts this season. The left-hander did not give up a home run for the ninth straight start, the longest stretch by a Diamondbacks pitcher since Brandon Webb in 2003.

''I felt really good with everything,'' Corbin said. ''I made some quality pitches early on, working really well with Alex.''

Peralta hit a two-run triple off Vince Velasquez (8-9) in the third inning, sending the Phillies right-hander to his first loss since June 25 against the New York Yankees.

Peralta had his fourth four-hit game of the home stand and tied the franchise record with 10 hits in the three-game series against the Phillies. He is 18 for 31 since taking two days off with shoulder tightness last week.

Eduardo Escobar added three RBIs for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks, who play three sub-.500 teams over the next nine games.

''It is moving month,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''August baseball, in my experience in baseball, is the best month because of what we're walking through right now.''

Velasquez allowed two or fewer runs in his six starts heading into Wednesday's game, with a 0.95 ERA in four July starts. The right-hander allowed two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings to beat the Miami Marlins in his previous start.

The Diamondbacks eclipsed the two-run barrier against Velasquez in the third inning, going up 3-0 on Peralta's two-run triple and Escobar's sacrifice fly.

Arizona added a run in the fourth inning on Jon Jay's double play. Velasquez did not come out for the fifth after allowing four runs and six hits.

''Just a terrible display of executing my secondary pitches today,'' Velasquez said.

Pinch hitter Roman Quinn hit a one-out double off Corbin in the sixth inning, the only Phillies player to reach second base against the Arizona left-hander. Corbin faced two batters over the minimum.

''Very simply, we just weren't able to get anything doing against Corbin,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''He did a great job of mixing his pitches. He was in the zone. He did a great job.''

ARIZONA'S STARTERS

Corbin isn't the only Diamondbacks starter pitching well at the right time of the season.

Arizona's starters posted a 1.27 ERA with 20 strikeouts and a .176 batting average against in the three games against the Phillies. The Diamondbacks' staff has allowed three or fewer runs in six straight starts since Aug. 3, their longest such streak since June 22-27, 2017.

HOME RUN ROBBERY

Phillies RF Nick Williams took a home run away from A.J. Pollock in the fifth inning, leaping against the wall and snaring the ball just before it went over.

NUMBERS

Peralta has six games of at least four hits, matching Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees for most in the majors this season. ... The Phillies were shut out for the eighth time this season, seventh on the road. ... Escobar's 42 doubles lead the majors. ... Philadelphia's Cesar Hernandez has hit safely in all 14 of his starts against Arizona after going 2 for 3.

TRAINER'S TABLE

Diamondbacks: RF Steven Souza Jr. was sore after a crash into the wall Tuesday night and did not play. He is expected back Friday in Cincinnati.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz is 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in five starts heading into Friday's game at Cincinnati. Phillies RHP Zach Eflin will make his 2018 debut when he faces the San Diego Padres on Friday.

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  • W: P. Corbin (9-4)L: V. Velasquez (8-9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Hoskins LF40000013.257.371.504.875-0.5
N. Williams RF40000042.256.328.451.780-2.0
C. Santana 1B30100000.219.356.402.7581.0
A. Cabrera 3B30000011.272.324.482.806-0.5
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O. Herrera CF30000010.272.328.456.783-0.5
S. Kingery SS30000020.223.266.322.588-1.0
V. Velasquez P10000000.200.200.229.4290.0
A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Quinn PH10100000.333.364.476.8402.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Franco 3B10000000.274.318.474.7930.0
A. Knapp C30000011.220.309.358.668-0.5
  • a-doubled for Davis in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF51200011.274.338.358.6974.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B41100011.276.386.513.8992.5
D. Peralta LF52420012.306.361.524.8859.5
A. Pollock CF41100013.283.345.543.8891.5
E. Escobar 3B30130001.280.340.509.8495.0
D. Descalso 2B30000100.257.378.452.8301.0
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Marte SS-2B31100112.257.328.434.7622.5
A. Avila C30200100.179.314.321.6354.0
P. Corbin P30000014.213.245.234.479-0.5
N. Ahmed SS10100000.243.300.459.7591.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Quinn (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Hernandez, N. Williams, A. Cabrera
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Jay 2 (17), E. Escobar (42), A. Avila (5)
    • 3B - D. Peralta (5)
    • SF - E. Escobar (6)
    • RBI - D. Peralta 2 (58), E. Escobar 3 (70)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar 2 (32)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt, D. Peralta 2 (2), A. Pollock, K. Marte 2 (2), P. Corbin 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - C. Hernandez (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana; Hernandez-Santana)
    • E - R. Hoskins (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Avila-Marte; Corbin-Descalso-Goldschmidt)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    V. Velasquez (L, 8-9)4.06442203.981.22-4.0
    A. Davis1.01000003.571.152.0
    A. Morgan1.23220304.881.53-0.5
    E. De Los Santos1.13001106.001.67-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    V. Velasquez (L, 8-9)4.0
    A. Davis1.0
    A. Morgan1.2
    E. De Los Santos1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (W, 9-4)7.14000903.151.0431.5
    B. Ziegler0.20000004.421.330.0
    M. Andriese1.00001104.121.262.5
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (W, 9-4)7.1
    B. Ziegler0.2
    M. Andriese1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - V. Velasquez (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 79-47, A. Davis 7-5, A. Morgan 26-17, E. De Los Santos 32-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 3-6, A. Davis 1-1, A. Morgan 2-0, E. De Los Santos 2-1
    • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 20, A. Davis 3, A. Morgan 8, E. De Los Santos 8
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 103-68, B. Ziegler 8-6, M. Andriese 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-2, B. Ziegler 2-0, M. Andriese 1-1
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 24, B. Ziegler 2, M. Andriese 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Hernandez 2B30200101.262.371.368.7382.0
    R. Hoskins LF40000013.257.371.504.875-0.5
    N. Williams RF40000042.256.328.451.780-2.0
    C. Santana 1B30100000.219.356.402.7581.0
    A. Cabrera 3B30000011.272.324.482.806-0.5
    E. De Los Santos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    O. Herrera CF30000010.272.328.456.783-0.5
    S. Kingery SS30000020.223.266.322.588-1.0
    V. Velasquez P10000000.200.200.229.4290.0
    A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- R. Quinn PH10100000.333.364.476.8402.0
    A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Franco 3B10000000.274.318.474.7930.0
    A. Knapp C30000011.220.309.358.668-0.5
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    • a-doubled for Davis in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jay RF51200011.274.338.358.6974.5
    P. Goldschmidt 1B41100011.276.386.513.8992.5
    D. Peralta LF52420012.306.361.524.8859.5
    A. Pollock CF41100013.283.345.543.8891.5
    E. Escobar 3B30130001.280.340.509.8495.0
    D. Descalso 2B30000100.257.378.452.8301.0
    B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    K. Marte SS-2B31100112.257.328.434.7622.5
    A. Avila C30200100.179.314.321.6354.0
    P. Corbin P30000014.213.245.234.479-0.5
    N. Ahmed SS10100000.243.300.459.7591.0
    Total34613503614-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Quinn (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Hernandez, N. Williams, A. Cabrera
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Jay 2 (17), E. Escobar (42), A. Avila (5)
      • 3B - D. Peralta (5)
      • SF - E. Escobar (6)
      • RBI - D. Peralta 2 (58), E. Escobar 3 (70)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar 2 (32)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt, D. Peralta 2 (2), A. Pollock, K. Marte 2 (2), P. Corbin 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - C. Hernandez (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana; Hernandez-Santana)
      • E - R. Hoskins (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Avila-Marte; Corbin-Descalso-Goldschmidt)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      V. Velasquez (L, 8-9)4.06442203.981.22-4.0
      A. Davis1.01000003.571.152.0
      A. Morgan1.23220304.881.53-0.5
      E. De Los Santos1.13001106.001.67-0.5
      Total8.01366360---
      PITCHERSIP
      V. Velasquez (L, 8-9)4.0
      A. Davis1.0
      A. Morgan1.2
      E. De Los Santos1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (W, 9-4)7.14000903.151.0431.5
      B. Ziegler0.20000004.421.330.0
      M. Andriese1.00001104.121.262.5
      Total9.04001100---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (W, 9-4)7.1
      B. Ziegler0.2
      M. Andriese1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - V. Velasquez (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 79-47, A. Davis 7-5, A. Morgan 26-17, E. De Los Santos 32-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 3-6, A. Davis 1-1, A. Morgan 2-0, E. De Los Santos 2-1
      • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 20, A. Davis 3, A. Morgan 8, E. De Los Santos 8
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 103-68, B. Ziegler 8-6, M. Andriese 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-2, B. Ziegler 2-0, M. Andriese 1-1
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 24, B. Ziegler 2, M. Andriese 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Escobar doubled to deep right, Peralta and Pollock scored06
      • 4TH INNING
        Corbin grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Marte scored, Avila out at second04
      • 3RD INNING
        Escobar hit sacrifice fly to center, Peralta scored03
        Peralta tripled to deep right, Jay and Goldschmidt scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Matt Andriese relieved Brad Ziegler
        • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Foul, Knapp grounded out to second
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Hoskins flied out to deep right
        • N. Williams: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
        • Brad Ziegler pitching
        • Nick Ahmed at shortstop
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kingery grounded out to second
        • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Avila grounded out to first
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Ahmed singled to right center
        • J. Jay: Jay lined out to center
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt singled to center, Ahmed to second
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Santana singled to center
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cabrera flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Morgan Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jay struck out looking
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt grounded out to second
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta singled to center
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock singled to right, Peralta to second
        • Enyel De Los Santos pitching
        • Maikel Franco at third base
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar doubled to deep right, Peralta and Pollock scored
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Descalso walked
        • K. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Marte grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Austin Davis pitching
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • Roman Quinn hit for Austin Davis
        • R. Quinn: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Quinn doubled to left
        • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Morgan pitching
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Descalso grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Marte: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Avila doubled to center
        • P. Corbin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Corbin struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Santana flied out to center
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Herrera grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Davis Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Peralta singled to right
        • A. Pollock: Pollock flied out to deep right
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar grounded into double play second to first, Peralta out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez singled to left
        • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hoskins grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Hernandez out at second
        • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte singled to left
        • A. Avila: Ball, Avila singled to right center, Marte to third
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Corbin grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Marte scored, Avila out at second
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jay doubled to right
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Velasquez grounded out to second
        • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Knapp grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Jay doubled to deep left, Jay to third on left fielder Hoskins fielding error
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt hit by pitch
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Peralta tripled to deep right, Jay and Goldschmidt scored
        • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Escobar hit sacrifice fly to center, Peralta scored
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Foul, Descalso lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to third
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Escobar flied out to center
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Descalso flied out to center
        • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
        • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Avila walked, Marte to second
        • P. Corbin: Corbin fouled out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to right
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging, Hernandez caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jay grounded out to first
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • D. Peralta: Peralta singled to center
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pollock flied out to deep left
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)