Corbin pitches shutout in Nationals 5-0 win over Marlins

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington's bullpen has been a problem all season. Thanks to Patrick Corbin, it wasn't needed on Saturday.

Corbin pitched a four-hitter, Yan Gomes hit a three-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-0.

''He picked us up,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said of Corbin's timely performance. ''Well-needed rest for our bullpen, for sure.''

Corbin (5-2) faced the minimum through five innings while allowing two singles. The left-hander retired 10 straight from the end of the second until allowing a leadoff single in the sixth to Miguel Rojas.

He struck out five and walked one, needing 116 pitches to get through nine innings.

Corbin, who threw a career-high 118 pitches on May 4 at Philadelphia, said it didn't take much convincing on his part for Martinez to send him back out for the ninth while reliever Wander Suero warmed up in the bullpen.

''I felt good, I thought I could get three more,'' Corbin said about his mindset heading into the ninth. ''So, I said I'll get the next three.''

The Nationals bullpen had blown three consecutive games in the last series at the New York Mets.

After getting pinch-hitter Rosell Herrera to strike out looking, Corbin got Austin Dean to fly out to right field before Garrett Cooper grounded out to third base.

Corbin last pitched a complete game on April 17, 2018 while with Arizona.

Gomes' three-run double to right field capped a five-run fourth inning for the Nationals, who have taken the first two of the four-game series against Miami. Washington has yet to win three straight games this season.

Juan Soto's RBI single to right-center field scored Anthony Rendon and gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead. Soto scored two batters later on a throwing error by Brian Anderson to put the Nationals up 2-0. Soto later singled in the fifth and has a nine-game hitting streak.

Miami starter Sandy Alcantara (2-5) surrendered five runs - four earned - on six hits while striking out two in five innings.

Harold Ramirez had two of Miami's four hits on a single in the second and a double in the eighth and was the only Miami player to get into scoring position.

ROUGH WEEK

Although available, Washington closer Sean Doolittle wasn't needed Saturday. After one of the worst outings of his career Tuesday in New York, things didn't go much better on Friday when he allowed a leadoff home run and two singles before earning his ninth save. Doolittle's ERA more than doubled this week, jumping from 1.71 to 3.68.

Martinez said Doolittle's recent issues are not health-related.

''He knows what he needs to do,'' Martinez. ''When you have a closer like that, they know how to work out their struggles ... The biggest thing is I don't want him to think something's wrong with him. He's good.''

STREAK ENDED

The Marlins had their seven-game streak of hitting at least one home run snapped on Saturday. Miami's streak was its longest since a nine-game stretch in July 2017. Before the recent power surge, Miami had hit just 12 homers in the previous 27 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Called up RHP James Bourque from Double-A Harrisburg and optioned RHP Joe Ross - who allowed three earned runs on Friday and has a 9.22 ERA - to Triple-A Fresno. This is Bourque's first time on a major league roster. Recalled outfielder Andrew Stevenson (back spasms) from a rehab assignment and optioned him to Triple-A Fresno. RHP Anibal Sanchez (left hamstring strain) felt good after throwing a simulated game Friday and is expected to throw a bullpen session Sunday and then make a rehab start Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (3-1, 2.38) has at least six strikeouts in all nine starts - a Marlins club record to open a season. Smith earned the win against the Nationals on April 19 after allowing one run on five and striking out eight in six innings.

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (0-0, 2.87 ERA) makes his second start of the season in place of Sanchez. Fedde pitched a season-high five innings in his previous start on May 21 against the Mets while allowing one run on four hits.

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Cooper RF40100000.196.281.314.5941.0
B. Anderson 3B30000001.231.314.357.6710.0
S. Castro 2B30000010.228.271.286.557-0.5
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M. Prado 1B20000101.243.270.313.5841.0
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B. Holaday C30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Alcantara P10000010.200.200.267.467-0.5
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  • a-flied out for Alcantara in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Garcia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS40000003.255.293.455.7480.0
A. Eaton RF30100100.273.342.390.7322.0
A. Rendon 3B41100001.324.417.6691.0862.0
J. Soto LF41210001.287.388.516.9044.0
M. Adams 1B31100111.260.284.481.7642.5
B. Dozier 2B41000002.201.299.354.6531.0
V. Robles CF21100101.247.322.444.7655.0
Y. Gomes C20130211.239.323.336.6596.5
P. Corbin P40000016.136.240.136.376-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Ramirez (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Dean, B. Holaday
    BATTING
    • 2B - V. Robles (9), Y. Gomes (5)
    • RBI - J. Soto (34), Y. Gomes 3 (16)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner, J. Soto, M. Adams, P. Corbin 3 (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Dean (2)
    • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
    • E - B. Anderson (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Turner-Dozier-Adams; Dozier-Adams; Turner-Dozier-Adams)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Alcantara (L, 2-5)5.06542204.501.43-1.0
    J. Garcia3.01003105.631.255.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Alcantara (L, 2-5)5.0
    J. Garcia3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (W, 5-2)9.04001502.851.0334.5
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (W, 5-2)9.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Alcantara
    • HBP - S. Alcantara (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 82-52, J. Garcia 46-23
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 7-5, J. Garcia 4-4
    • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 23, J. Garcia 13
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 116-70
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 12-7
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 29
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    B. Anderson 3B30000001.231.314.357.6710.0
    S. Castro 2B30000010.228.271.286.557-0.5
    H. Ramirez CF30200000.353.389.500.8893.0
    M. Prado 1B20000101.243.270.313.5841.0
    M. Rojas SS30100002.252.309.289.5981.0
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    • a-flied out for Alcantara in the 6th
    • b-struck out for Garcia in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    A. Eaton RF30100100.273.342.390.7322.0
    A. Rendon 3B41100001.324.417.6691.0862.0
    J. Soto LF41210001.287.388.516.9044.0
    M. Adams 1B31100111.260.284.481.7642.5
    B. Dozier 2B41000002.201.299.354.6531.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Ramirez (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Dean, B. Holaday
      BATTING
      • 2B - V. Robles (9), Y. Gomes (5)
      • RBI - J. Soto (34), Y. Gomes 3 (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner, J. Soto, M. Adams, P. Corbin 3 (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Dean (2)
      • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
      • E - B. Anderson (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Turner-Dozier-Adams; Dozier-Adams; Turner-Dozier-Adams)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Alcantara (L, 2-5)5.06542204.501.43-1.0
      J. Garcia3.01003105.631.255.5
      Total8.0754530---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Alcantara (L, 2-5)5.0
      J. Garcia3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (W, 5-2)9.04001502.851.0334.5
      Total9.0400150---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (W, 5-2)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Alcantara
      • HBP - S. Alcantara (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 82-52, J. Garcia 46-23
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 7-5, J. Garcia 4-4
      • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 23, J. Garcia 13
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 116-70
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 12-7
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 29
      • 4TH INNING
        Gomes doubled to right, Adams, Dozier and Robles scored05
        Dozier reached on fielder's choice to third, Soto scored, Adams to third on 3rd baseman Anderson throwing error02
        Soto singled to right, Rendon scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Rosell Herrera hit for Jarlin Garcia
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
        • A. Dean: Foul, Foul, Foul, Dean lined out to right
        • G. Cooper: Foul, Cooper grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ramirez doubled to right
        • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado walked
        • M. Rojas: Rojas grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ramirez to third, Prado out at second
        • B. Holaday: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Holaday struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • M. Adams: Adams singled to left center
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dozier flied out to left
        • V. Robles: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Robles flied out to right
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked, Adams to second
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Corbin grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cooper grounded out to second
        • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson grounded out to first
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Castro grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked
        • A. Rendon: Rendon lined out to center
        • J. Soto: Ball, Soto grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas singled to center
        • B. Holaday: Ball, Strike looking, Holaday flied out to right
        • Neil Walker hit for Sandy Alcantara
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Walker flied out to right
        • A. Dean: Strike looking, Dean grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jarlin Garcia pitching
        • B. Dozier: Dozier flied out to left
        • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Robles walked
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Corbin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro lined out to second
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez popped out to shortstop
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Prado grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Eaton grounded out to second
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon flied out to center
        • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Soto singled to right
        • M. Adams: Adams lined out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dean struck out looking
        • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cooper grounded out to third
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Eaton singled to left
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rendon singled to left center, Eaton out at third, Rendon to second
        • J. Soto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Soto singled to right, Rendon scored
        • M. Adams: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adams walked, Soto to second
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Soto to third, Adams to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Dozier reached on fielder's choice to third, Soto scored, Adams to third on 3rd baseman Anderson throwing error
        • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles hit by pitch, Dozier to second
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes doubled to right, Adams, Dozier and Robles scored
        • P. Corbin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Corbin grounded out to first, Gomes to third
        • T. Turner: Turner popped out to second
        • End of the 4th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas flied out to right
        • B. Holaday: Holaday grounded out to third
        • S. Alcantara: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Alcantara struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robles doubled to center
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked
        • P. Corbin: Foul, Foul, Foul, Corbin struck out bunting foul
        • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gomes out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to right
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Prado grounded into double play second to first, Ramirez out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Ball, Soto grounded out to first
        • M. Adams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • A. Dean: Foul, Foul, Ball, Dean flied out to deep left
        • G. Cooper: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Cooper singled to left
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cooper out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner flied out to center
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rendon lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)