Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation.

Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 Thursday in the deciding matchup of a three-game series.

Signed to a six-year contract in December after pitching for six seasons in Arizona, Corbin started three games without a decision with his new team. In this one, the Nationals staked him to an early lead that he easily made stand up.

''It feels great to get my first win here as a Nat,'' the lefty said. ''It seemed like every inning I was able to make pitches and get ahead of guys.''

Corbin (1-0) struck out nine, walked one and a hit a batter over 7 2/3 innings against a struggling San Francisco offense that came in with a .208 average. The lone hits against the 29-year-old were a fifth-inning double by Evan Longoria and a two-out RBI double by Erik Kratz in the eighth.

After Kratz broke up the shutout, Corbin exited to cheers from most of the 26,085 fans at the weekday afternoon game in the nation's capital.

''I still felt strong at the end,'' he said.

Kyle Barraclough entered and retired pinch-hitter Buster Posey. Sean Doolittle worked the ninth, giving up three hits and a run while earning his second save.

The Giants had problems with Corbin's fastball and the strike zone of plate umpire Ryan Additon. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was tossed in the fifth inning and left fielder Brandon Belt was ejected in the seventh after he threw down his helmet in disgust over a called third strike.

''I probably said something. It wasn't very nice,'' Belt said.

For the Giants, it was an unfortunate case of subtraction by Additon.

''As big leaguers we make adjustments. He's got to do the same thing,'' Belt said. ''We put too much into this game to have at-bats taken away. That's a tough pill to swallow.''

Asked about the third strike that got him ousted, Belt said, ''At no point was it a strike. That's the tough thing.''

Bochy, who was ejected after arguing a fifth-inning called strike on Belt, said, ''It was frustrating for some of those hitters. That zone was too big. Belt had no chance.''

There were a combined 23 strikeouts in the game, 12 of them called.

San Francisco starter Drew Pomeranz (0-2) gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out seven but walked three.

After the Giants went down in order to start the game, Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom half for a 1-0 lead. San Francisco is the only team in the majors that hasn't scored in the first and is 6 for 63 (.095) in the inning.

In the third, Anthony Rendon extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games with a two-out double and scored on a double by Juan Soto.

Wilmer Difo hit a solo shot in the fourth, and Pomeranz was lifted after issuing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Tyler Austin started at first base after missing six games with inflammation in his right elbow. Asked if he was concerned about the elbow, Bochy replied, ''To be honest, yes. That's why he's not in left field.''

Nationals: Victor Robles showed no ill effects after crashing into the wall Wednesday night chasing a HR by Gerardo Parra. ''We checked on him last night. He was jumping around, actually, saying he was fine,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ... Martinez is looking for a proper balance for Doolittle, who has pitched in nine of Washington's first 17 games. ''You can't burn him out right now. We have to make sure we're careful with him so we have him in August and September.''

CAPS FAN

Martinez showed up to his pregame press conference wearing a hat that read, ''ALL CAPS,'' a show of support for the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.

''I think they're doing well. They've got their boxing gloves going right now,'' Martinez said, punching the air with both fists. In a Game 3 loss to Carolina, Caps star Alex Overchkin got into a fight with rookie Andrei Svechnikov, who ended up in concussion protocol.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.12 ERA) helps San Francisco opens a three-game series in Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Nationals: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 4.86) returns to his roots in the opener of a three-game set in Miami on Friday. Sanchez began his career with the Marlins, going 44-45 in 133 games from 2006-11.

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  • W: P. Corbin (1-0)L: D. Pomeranz (0-2)S: S. Doolittle (2)
  • HR: WAS - W. Difo (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Austin 1B41100011.294.400.353.7531.5
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B. Belt LF30000020.231.342.508.850-1.0
G. Parra LF10100000.232.313.339.6521.0
E. Longoria 3B31210000.219.250.370.6206.0
B. Crawford SS40000014.203.267.232.499-0.5
Y. Solarte 2B30000012.186.239.279.518-0.5
E. Kratz C30110000.136.269.227.4973.0
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M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Gott in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Dyson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
V. Robles RF50100023.271.328.542.8701.0
A. Rendon 3B41100022.379.447.7881.2352.0
J. Soto LF21110100.262.400.492.8926.0
R. Zimmerman 1B30110114.192.306.288.5953.5
Y. Gomes C20010212.225.295.350.6452.5
B. Dozier 2B40100004.176.236.255.4914.0
W. Difo SS31211100.229.315.375.6908.0
P. Corbin P20000020.286.286.286.571-1.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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M. Taylor CF41100033.250.455.250.7050.5
  • a-struck out for Barraclough in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (3), E. Kratz (2)
  • RBI - E. Longoria (6), E. Kratz (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria, E. Kratz
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Crawford 2 (2), Y. Solarte, B. Posey
BATTING
  • 2B - V. Robles (5), A. Rendon (9), J. Soto (5), R. Zimmerman (2), B. Dozier
  • HR - W. Difo (2)
  • SH - P. Corbin (2)
  • RBI - J. Soto (13), R. Zimmerman (9), Y. Gomes (6), W. Difo (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Soto (4), R. Zimmerman (7), Y. Gomes (2), W. Difo (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Robles 3 (3), R. Zimmerman, Y. Gomes 2 (2), B. Dozier 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Duggar (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Dozier
FIELDING
  • DP - (Longoria-Solarte-Austin)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (L, 0-2)4.26443714.821.61-2.5
T. Gott0.10000002.450.910.0
S. Dyson2.01001302.381.065.5
T. Bergen0.01001007.111.26-2.0
M. Melancon1.00000200.001.004.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz (L, 0-2)4.2
T. Gott0.1
S. Dyson2.0
T. Bergen0.0
M. Melancon1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 1-0)7.22111902.360.9031.5
K. Barraclough (H, 2)0.10000001.351.500.0
S. Doolittle (S, 2)1.03110200.931.347.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 1-0)7.2
K. Barraclough (H, 2)0.1
S. Doolittle (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Pomeranz
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 88-52, T. Gott 2-1, S. Dyson 24-16, T. Bergen 11-4, M. Melancon 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 4-2, S. Dyson 2-1, M. Melancon 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 23, T. Gott, S. Dyson 8, T. Bergen 2, M. Melancon 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Corbin
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 107-71, K. Barraclough 2-2, S. Doolittle 20-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 6-7, K. Barraclough 1-0, S. Doolittle 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 26, K. Barraclough, S. Doolittle 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Austin 1B41100011.294.400.353.7531.5
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B. Belt LF30000020.231.342.508.850-1.0
G. Parra LF10100000.232.313.339.6521.0
E. Longoria 3B31210000.219.250.370.6206.0
B. Crawford SS40000014.203.267.232.499-0.5
Y. Solarte 2B30000012.186.239.279.518-0.5
E. Kratz C30110000.136.269.227.4973.0
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  • a-flied out for Gott in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Dyson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
V. Robles RF50100023.271.328.542.8701.0
A. Rendon 3B41100022.379.447.7881.2352.0
J. Soto LF21110100.262.400.492.8926.0
R. Zimmerman 1B30110114.192.306.288.5953.5
Y. Gomes C20010212.225.295.350.6452.5
B. Dozier 2B40100004.176.236.255.4914.0
W. Difo SS31211100.229.315.375.6908.0
P. Corbin P20000020.286.286.286.571-1.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Kendrick PH10000012.476.5561.0481.603-0.5
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Barraclough in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Longoria (3), E. Kratz (2)
  • RBI - E. Longoria (6), E. Kratz (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria, E. Kratz
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Crawford 2 (2), Y. Solarte, B. Posey
BATTING
  • 2B - V. Robles (5), A. Rendon (9), J. Soto (5), R. Zimmerman (2), B. Dozier
  • HR - W. Difo (2)
  • SH - P. Corbin (2)
  • RBI - J. Soto (13), R. Zimmerman (9), Y. Gomes (6), W. Difo (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Soto (4), R. Zimmerman (7), Y. Gomes (2), W. Difo (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Robles 3 (3), R. Zimmerman, Y. Gomes 2 (2), B. Dozier 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Duggar (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Dozier
FIELDING
  • DP - (Longoria-Solarte-Austin)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (L, 0-2)4.26443714.821.61-2.5
T. Gott0.10000002.450.910.0
S. Dyson2.01001302.381.065.5
T. Bergen0.01001007.111.26-2.0
M. Melancon1.00000200.001.004.0
Total8.08445121---
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz (L, 0-2)4.2
T. Gott0.1
S. Dyson2.0
T. Bergen0.0
M. Melancon1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 1-0)7.22111902.360.9031.5
K. Barraclough (H, 2)0.10000001.351.500.0
S. Doolittle (S, 2)1.03110200.931.347.0
Total9.05221110---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 1-0)7.2
K. Barraclough (H, 2)0.1
S. Doolittle (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Pomeranz
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 88-52, T. Gott 2-1, S. Dyson 24-16, T. Bergen 11-4, M. Melancon 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 4-2, S. Dyson 2-1, M. Melancon 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 23, T. Gott, S. Dyson 8, T. Bergen 2, M. Melancon 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Corbin
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 107-71, K. Barraclough 2-2, S. Doolittle 20-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 6-7, K. Barraclough 1-0, S. Doolittle 1-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 26, K. Barraclough, S. Doolittle 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Longoria singled to right center, Austin scored, Parra to second24
  • 8TH INNING
    Kratz doubled to deep left, Longoria scored14
  • 5TH INNING
    Gomes walked, Taylor scored, Robles to third, Soto to second04
  • 4TH INNING
    Difo homered to left03
  • 3RD INNING
    Soto doubled to deep left, Rendon scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Zimmerman doubled to deep right center, Soto scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sean Doolittle pitching
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Duggar grounded out to third
    • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Austin singled to center
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Parra singled to center, Austin to third
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Longoria singled to right center, Austin scored, Parra to second
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Longoria hit by pitch
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Crawford grounded out to first, Longoria to second
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Solarte lined out to right
    • E. Kratz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kratz doubled to deep left, Longoria scored
    • Buster Posey hit for Sam Dyson
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Patrick Corbin
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Travis Bergen pitching
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dozier doubled to left center
    • W. Difo: Ball, Dozier stole third, Ball, Ball, Ball, Difo walked
    • Howie Kendrick hit for Kyle Barraclough
    • Mark Melancon relieved Travis Bergen
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • M. Taylor: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • V. Robles: Ball, Robles grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • T. Austin: Ball, Austin grounded out to third
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pillar fouled out to shortstop
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Gerardo Parra in left field
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Ball, Soto flied out to shallow left
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman walked
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kratz flied out to center
    • Pablo Sandoval hit for Trevor Gott
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval flied out to right
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Duggar struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • W. Difo: Difo singled to left
    • P. Corbin: Corbin hit sacrifice bunt to third, Difo to second
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria doubled to left center
    • B. Crawford: Crawford lined out to right
    • Y. Solarte: Solarte grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Taylor reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • V. Robles: Ball, Robles doubled to deep left, Taylor to third
    • A. Rendon: Rendon popped out to second
    • J. Soto: Ball, Soto hit by pitch
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zimmerman struck out looking
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gomes walked, Taylor scored, Robles to third, Soto to second
    • Trevor Gott relieved Drew Pomeranz
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier fouled out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duggar walked
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Austin struck out looking
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Duggar picked off at second, pitcher to first to second, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dozier grounded out to second, Gomes out at second
    • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Difo homered to left
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kratz grounded out to first
    • D. Pomeranz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pomeranz struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon doubled to deep left
    • J. Soto: Foul, Soto doubled to deep left, Rendon scored
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria flied out to deep center
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Crawford fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Dozier grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded bunt out to third
    • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Duggar struck out looking
    • T. Austin: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Austin grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto walked
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Zimmerman doubled to deep right center, Soto scored
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gomes flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)