Corbin shuts down Dodgers again in Nationals' 6-0 victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) No matter which uniform he's wearing, Patrick Corbin knows he has a good thing going against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He's also savvy enough not to shout about it.

The left-hander said plenty with his pitches Thursday night as he shut down the Dodgers' powerful lineup again, pitching the Washington Nationals to a 6-0 victory in the opener of a four-game series.

Corbin fired seven smooth innings and Howie Kendrick hit a three-run homer in the first as the Nationals ended a four-game slide and stopped the Dodgers' 10-game home winning streak.

''I just felt really good today, with everything,'' Corbin said. ''I've just faced these guys quite a bit and they can do some damage. I'm just trying to make quality pitches. The slider was on all day. I was able to get ahead of guys and there were a couple big double plays that they turned behind me to get me out of a couple jams.''

Corbin entered with a 3.59 career ERA against the Dodgers, but posted a 0.77 mark in four starts last year with Arizona. In two outings at Los Angeles last season, he gave up one earned run over 10 innings with 14 strikeouts.

The Dodgers had just one legitimate scoring chance against Corbin this time, loading the bases with one out in the fourth on a single by David Freese and walks to Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. Chris Taylor grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Freese had two of the three hits against Corbin (2-1), who walked four and struck out eight. Max Muncy fanned four times for the Dodgers and left five runners on base.

''You have to give credit to Corbin,'' Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said. ''We have seen him a lot and he has had his way with a lot of our hitters. He gets righties, lefties out, gets ahead, and that slider - we really didn't see it well.''

The only team with more wins at home than the Dodgers is the Brewers, who just swept a three-game series from the Nationals in Milwaukee. Washington dropped Los Angeles to 15-5 in its own park as the Dodgers lost at home for the first time since April 13. They were beaten 4-1 that day by the Brewers.

Dodgers starter Rich Hill (0-1) got off to a slow start in his third outing after opening the season on the injured list because of a sprained knee. Adam Eaton led off the game with a double and Anthony Rendon was hit by a pitch with one out.

Kendrick ripped his sixth home run over the left field wall against Hill, who already has been taken deep five times in three starts.

Hill followed with four scoreless innings, but the damage was already done.

''I think getting away from my game plan was frustrating,'' he said. ''I think one bad pitch on my part was the cutter in (that hit) Rendon. I had a situation to put him away, and not sticking with my strength is frustrating.''

The Nationals added two more runs in the eighth against reliever Dylan Floro, as Kendrick had an RBI single and Yan Gomes drove in a run with a fielder's choice. Rendon knocked in another run in the ninth on a fielder's choice.

The Dodgers were shut out at home for the first time this season. It was just the second time they were held under three runs at Chavez Ravine.

Washington won the first meeting of the season after going 1-5 against Los Angeles last year.

''That was good baseball,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''We turned some double plays, which was really nice. We did all the little things, ran the bases well. Let's enjoy the victory today. Starting today, 1-0, come back tomorrow and do it again.''

EARLY STRUGGLES

After three starts, Hill has given up 10 of his 11 runs in the first two innings, although the Dodgers won't make an issue of the pattern just yet.

''I know that if you look back at the last couple of years, there was something similar to that where we sort of changed his regimen to combat that,'' Roberts said. ''I really haven't dug into Rich's pregame routine and the cause of that. I still think his intensity and intent is there.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: OF Andrew Stevenson was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Tuesday, with back spasms. That opened a roster spot for veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra, who was signed to a one-year deal.

Dodgers: LHP Tony Cingrani (shoulder) will take one more step in his minor league rehab assignment and pitch in back-to-back games before he is activated. ... LHP Caleb Ferguson (oblique) is expected to pitch in a rehab game this weekend for Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-5, 5.15 ERA) looks to end a four-start losing streak when he takes the mound at Dodger Stadium, where he has a 1.65 ERA in three starts.

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (3-2, 4.66) makes his first regular-season start against the Nationals, although he did start against them in the 2016 NL Division Series, when he was the losing pitcher in Game 3.

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  • W: P. Corbin (3-1)L: R. Hill (0-1)
  • HR: WAS - H. Kendrick (6)
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V. Robles RF41000114.255.299.453.7520.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Hernandez CF-2B30000021.238.319.460.7800.0
    J. Turner 3B40100002.297.381.442.8231.0
    C. Bellinger RF20100200.396.478.7841.2623.0
    D. Freese 1B30200011.245.412.434.8461.5
    a- A. Verdugo PH-CF10000002.340.382.564.9460.0
    M. Muncy 2B-1B40000045.264.359.504.863-2.0
    C. Seager SS30000111.230.327.348.6750.5
    C. Taylor LF40000003.212.288.354.6420.0
    R. Martin C40200010.235.400.353.7531.5
    R. Hill P00000100.333.500.333.8331.0
    b- T. d'Arnaud PH10000000.083.154.083.2370.0
    Y. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-grounded out for Freese in the 8th
    • b-grounded out for Hill in the 5th
    • c-grounded into a double play for Y. Garcia in the 7th
    • d-fouled out for Kelly in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Eaton (5), A. Rendon (11)
    • HR - H. Kendrick (6)
    • SH - P. Corbin (3)
    • RBI - A. Rendon (19), H. Kendrick 4 (21), Y. Gomes (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, H. Kendrick 3 (3), W. Difo, P. Corbin 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Turner 2 (2), D. Freese, M. Muncy 2 (2), C. Seager, J. Pederson
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Eaton (5), A. Rendon
    • CS - V. Robles (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Rendon-Dozier-Kendrick; Rendon-Dozier-Kendrick)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Turner)
    • E - J. Kelly, M. Muncy (3), J. Turner
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (W, 3-1)7.03004803.201.1128.0
    K. Barraclough0.22000001.261.47-2.0
    S. Doolittle1.11000101.061.182.5
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (W, 3-1)7.0
    K. Barraclough0.2
    S. Doolittle1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Hill (L, 0-1)5.05332514.201.332.5
    Y. Garcia2.01000104.150.925.5
    D. Floro1.02200100.000.811.5
    J. Kelly1.01101008.801.831.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Hill (L, 0-1)5.0
    Y. Garcia2.0
    D. Floro1.0
    J. Kelly1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - P. Corbin (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 107-65, K. Barraclough 24-16, S. Doolittle 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-6, K. Barraclough 2-0
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 27, K. Barraclough 4, S. Doolittle 5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Hill (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 96-59, Y. Garcia 25-17, D. Floro 18-13, J. Kelly 27-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 4-5, Y. Garcia 2-2, D. Floro 2-1, J. Kelly 3-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Hill 22, Y. Garcia 6, D. Floro 6, J. Kelly 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    V. Robles RF41000114.255.299.453.7520.5
    A. Rendon 3B42210002.333.424.6791.1039.0
    H. Kendrick 1B51241003.325.383.588.97010.0
    B. Dozier 2B40100022.198.306.345.6510.0
    S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Y. Gomes C30010112.244.326.354.6801.5
    W. Difo SS40100013.233.301.311.6120.5
    M. Taylor CF40200011.175.267.225.4921.5
    P. Corbin P20000002.200.250.200.4500.0
    K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Sanchez 2B11000001.222.222.222.4441.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      E. Hernandez CF-2B30000021.238.319.460.7800.0
      J. Turner 3B40100002.297.381.442.8231.0
      C. Bellinger RF20100200.396.478.7841.2623.0
      D. Freese 1B30200011.245.412.434.8461.5
      a- A. Verdugo PH-CF10000002.340.382.564.9460.0
      M. Muncy 2B-1B40000045.264.359.504.863-2.0
      C. Seager SS30000111.230.327.348.6750.5
      C. Taylor LF40000003.212.288.354.6420.0
      R. Martin C40200010.235.400.353.7531.5
      R. Hill P00000100.333.500.333.8331.0
      b- T. d'Arnaud PH10000000.083.154.083.2370.0
      Y. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      c- A. Barnes PH10000001.222.330.411.7410.0
      D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Kelly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      d- J. Pederson PH10000001.221.333.558.8910.0
      Total3106004917-----
      • a-grounded out for Freese in the 8th
      • b-grounded out for Hill in the 5th
      • c-grounded into a double play for Y. Garcia in the 7th
      • d-fouled out for Kelly in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Eaton (5), A. Rendon (11)
      • HR - H. Kendrick (6)
      • SH - P. Corbin (3)
      • RBI - A. Rendon (19), H. Kendrick 4 (21), Y. Gomes (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, H. Kendrick 3 (3), W. Difo, P. Corbin 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Turner 2 (2), D. Freese, M. Muncy 2 (2), C. Seager, J. Pederson
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Eaton (5), A. Rendon
      • CS - V. Robles (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Rendon-Dozier-Kendrick; Rendon-Dozier-Kendrick)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Turner)
      • E - J. Kelly, M. Muncy (3), J. Turner
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (W, 3-1)7.03004803.201.1128.0
      K. Barraclough0.22000001.261.47-2.0
      S. Doolittle1.11000101.061.182.5
      Total9.0600490---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (W, 3-1)7.0
      K. Barraclough0.2
      S. Doolittle1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Hill (L, 0-1)5.05332514.201.332.5
      Y. Garcia2.01000104.150.925.5
      D. Floro1.02200100.000.811.5
      J. Kelly1.01101008.801.831.0
      Total9.0963371---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Hill (L, 0-1)5.0
      Y. Garcia2.0
      D. Floro1.0
      J. Kelly1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - P. Corbin (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 107-65, K. Barraclough 24-16, S. Doolittle 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-6, K. Barraclough 2-0
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 27, K. Barraclough 4, S. Doolittle 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Hill (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 96-59, Y. Garcia 25-17, D. Floro 18-13, J. Kelly 27-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 4-5, Y. Garcia 2-2, D. Floro 2-1, J. Kelly 3-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Hill 22, Y. Garcia 6, D. Floro 6, J. Kelly 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Rendon reached on fielder's choice to third, Sanchez scored, Eaton to third, Robles out at second60
      • 8TH INNING
        Gomes reached on fielder's choice to second, Rendon scored, Kendrick out at second50
        Kendrick singled to left, Robles scored, Rendon to third40
      • 1ST INNING
        Kendrick homered to left center, Eaton and Rendon scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • Joe Kelly relieved Dylan Floro
        • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul on 1st baseman Muncy dropped ball error, Taylor singled to center
        • A. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez safe at first on Kelly fielding error, Taylor to second
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked, Taylor to third, Sanchez to second
        • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Ball, Robles reached on fielder's choice to third, Taylor out at home, Sanchez to third, Eaton to second
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rendon reached on fielder's choice to third, Sanchez scored, Eaton to third, Robles out at second
        • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Kendrick flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
        • S. Doolittle Pitching:
        • C. Seager: Seager popped out to shortstop
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Taylor flied out to right
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Martin singled to left
        • Joc Pederson hit for Joe Kelly
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson fouled out to catcher
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dylan Floro pitching
        • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Robles safe at first on 3rd baseman Turner throwing error
        • A. Rendon: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rendon doubled to left center, Robles to third
        • H. Kendrick: Strike swinging, Ball, Kendrick singled to left, Robles scored, Rendon to third
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes reached on fielder's choice to second, Rendon scored, Kendrick out at second
        • W. Difo: Strike swinging, Foul, Difo flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Kyle Barraclough relieved Patrick Corbin
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Turner: Foul, Strike looking, Turner singled to right
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bellinger singled to left, Turner to second
        • Alex Verdugo hit for David Freese
        • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to second, Turner to third, Bellinger to second
        • Sean Doolittle pitching
        • Adrian Sanchez at second base
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Y. Garcia Pitching:
        • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor flied out to center
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Corbin grounded out to second
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Taylor lined out to center
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin singled to left
        • Austin Barnes hit for Yimi Garcia
        • A. Barnes: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Barnes grounded into double play third to second to first, Martin out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Yimi Garcia pitching
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Dozier singled to left center
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Difo lined into double play third, Dozier out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Bellinger flied out to deep center
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Freese singled to center
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • C. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Hill Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
        • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles flied out to center
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rendon singled to left
        • H. Kendrick: Kendrick flied out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Martin grounded out to third
        • Travis d'Arnaud hit for Rich Hill
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez hit by pitch
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Hill Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Difo struck out looking
        • M. Taylor: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Taylor singled to right, Gomes to second
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Corbin grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
        • D. Freese: Strike swinging, Freese reached on an infield single to third, Bellinger to second
        • M. Muncy: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked, Bellinger to third, Freese to second
        • C. Taylor: Taylor grounded into double play third to second to first, Seager out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Hill Pitching:
        • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Robles walked
        • A. Rendon: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Robles caught stealing second, catcher to second to third, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rendon grounded out to third
        • H. Kendrick: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • R. Hill: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hill walked
        • E. Hernandez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • J. Turner: Turner flied out to deep right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Hill Pitching:
        • W. Difo: Difo singled to right
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Corbin hit sacrifice bunt to third, Difo to second
        • A. Eaton: Eaton flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
        • C. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Hill Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton doubled to center
        • V. Robles: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rendon hit by pitch
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Eaton stole third Rendon stole second,, Ball, Kendrick homered to left center, Eaton and Rendon scored
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dozier popped out to first
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomes popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)