Corbin pitches Nats past Phillies 6-2 in doubleheader opener

WASHINGTON (AP) Patrick Corbin's start to open the Washington Nationals' series against the Philadelphia Phillies came nearly 48 hours later than expected.

It turned out to be every bit as good as the Nationals could have hoped.

Corbin struck out eight over seven strong innings and Washington posted a 6-2 victory Wednesday to begin a day-night doubleheader.

This was the belated series opener after the teams were rained out Monday and Tuesday. Washington won for the 15th time in 22 games.

''We followed Corbin's heartbeat, and he was jacked up,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''Two days biting at the bit, he gets out there and pitched really well.''

Corbin (6-5) was originally set to start Monday and then pushed back twice by the postponements. But he was sharp against the Phillies, at one point striking out seven of nine batters. He scattered four hits and three walks while ending a personal three-game losing streak.

''It's not ideal, but you have to deal with it to make sure you are ready,'' said Corbin, who is one strikeout shy of 1,000 for his career. ''I was glad we got that one in today.''

Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper was 0 for 2 with two walks. This series is his second trip back to Washington, where he played from 2012-18, since signing a 13-year, $330 million contract with Philadelphia in March.

The Phillies were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

''We weren't able to muster any sort of consistent threat,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''We didn't swing the bats the way we're capable of swinging the bats and weren't able to put runs on the board.''

Juan Soto had an RBI single in the first off Zach Eflin (6-7), and Gerardo Parra and Brian Dozier added RBI doubles later in the game. Eflin allowed three runs and five hits while striking out seven over six innings.

Dozier and Parra hit back-to-back homers in the eighth off Cole Irvin to push the lead to 6-1.

Scott Kingery homered in the Phillies first. It was his ninth shot of the season and fifth in seven games.

Philadelphia has lost six of eight and 11 of 17.

''It's really how we bounce back,'' Eflin said. ''Nobody's pressing the panic button. We know we're going to be just fine. It's just one of those rough patches.''

Right-hander Jake Arrieta (6-5, 4.31 ERA) will start the second game of the doubleheader for Philadelphia. The Nationals will counter with Max Scherzer (5-5, 2.81), who suffered a broken nose during a bunting drill Tuesday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: C J.T. Realmuto (groin) returned to the lineup and went 0 for 4. He sat out Sunday's game, and was out of the posted lineups Monday and Tuesday before both contests were rained out. . Kapler said OF Jay Bruce (left hamstring), who has not played since Saturday, will start the second game.

Nationals: Martinez said C Kurt Suzuki, who left Sunday's game with a neck injury, was available for the second game of the doubleheader.

PARRA'S SHARK ATTACK

Parra debuted an eyebrow-raising walkup music selection: ''Baby Shark,'' a popular children's song. Parra was in an 0 for 22 slump entering the day, but was 2 for 4 in the opener.

''I wanted to put in something different,'' Parra said. ''My (2-year-old) daughter knows that song. ... I said, `You know what, I am going to put in ''Baby Shark.'''

26TH MEN

Philadelphia recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley as its 26th man for the doubleheader. Suarez allowed four earned runs in four innings on June 10 in his only other appearance for the Phillies this season. ... Washington summoned RHP Austin Voth from Triple-A Fresno. Voth, who is 3-5 with a 4.99 ERA this season, pitched in four games for the Nationals last season.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (6-1, 4.89) is scheduled to start against the Nationals on Thursday. Nola is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in three starts this month.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-4, 3.75), who is 7-0 with a 2.97 ERA in his last 12 starts against Philadelphia, starts the series finale.

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  • W: P. Corbin (6-5)L: Z. Eflin (6-7)
  • HR: PHI - S. Kingery (9), WAS - G. Parra (5), B. Dozier (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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  • a-grounded out for Eflin in the 7th
  • b-tripled for Garcia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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A. Rendon 3B40000001.315.408.6481.0560.0
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M. Adams 1B41100024.258.284.531.8152.0
B. Dozier 2B41231003.233.317.430.74810.0
G. Parra CF-RF41221011.217.281.362.6438.5
Y. Gomes C20000210.224.302.309.6111.5
P. Corbin P30000024.107.194.107.301-1.0
M. Taylor CF10000000.221.293.294.5870.0
    BATTING
    • 3B - B. Miller
    • HR - S. Kingery (9)
    • SH - Z. Eflin
    • RBI - S. Kingery (22), B. Miller (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Kingery (6), B. Miller (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Segura 2 (2), J. Realmuto 3 (3), S. Rodriguez 2 (2), Z. Eflin
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Eaton (8), M. Adams (8), B. Dozier (11), G. Parra (7)
    • HR - B. Dozier (11), G. Parra (5)
    • RBI - J. Soto (42), B. Dozier 3 (27), G. Parra 2 (20)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dozier 2 (2), P. Corbin 4 (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Quinn
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Soto (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - S. Kingery (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Eflin (L, 6-7)6.05323702.831.169.5
    E. Ramos1.00000003.751.503.0
    C. Irvin0.13330127.821.58-5.5
    E. Garcia0.20000107.041.890.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Eflin (L, 6-7)6.0
    E. Ramos1.0
    C. Irvin0.1
    E. Garcia0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (W, 6-5)7.04113813.901.2027.0
    T. Rainey (H, 4)1.00001102.030.982.5
    J. Guerra1.02110003.181.160.0
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (W, 6-5)7.0
    T. Rainey (H, 4)1.0
    J. Guerra1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Irvin
    • IBB - Z. Eflin 2 (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 90-59, E. Ramos 9-7, C. Irvin 15-9, E. Garcia 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 7-5, E. Ramos 1-2, E. Garcia 1-0
    • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, E. Ramos 3, C. Irvin 4, E. Garcia 2
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Rainey (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 101-63, T. Rainey 25-13, J. Guerra 16-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-3, T. Rainey 1-1, J. Guerra 3-0
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 27, T. Rainey 5, J. Guerra 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    B. Harper RF20000200.245.358.460.8182.0
    S. Kingery 3B41211011.349.388.6831.0716.5
    R. Hoskins 1B20100110.273.400.522.9222.5
    J. Realmuto C40000015.272.326.447.773-0.5
    S. Rodriguez LF30000112.244.346.378.7240.5
    R. Quinn CF40000001.103.161.103.2652.0
    C. Hernandez 2B41200021.264.322.423.7452.0
    Z. Eflin P10000011.130.130.130.261-0.5
    a- A. Knapp PH10000000.185.333.278.6110.0
    E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Irvin P0000-000.250.500.250.000-
    E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-grounded out for Eflin in the 7th
    • b-tripled for Garcia in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Turner SS40000020.281.333.518.851-1.0
    A. Eaton RF41100010.279.363.400.7632.5
    T. Rainey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Guerra P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    A. Rendon 3B40000001.315.408.6481.0560.0
    J. Soto LF32210100.294.393.502.8958.0
    M. Adams 1B41100024.258.284.531.8152.0
    B. Dozier 2B41231003.233.317.430.74810.0
    G. Parra CF-RF41221011.217.281.362.6438.5
    Y. Gomes C20000210.224.302.309.6111.5
    P. Corbin P30000024.107.194.107.301-1.0
    M. Taylor CF10000000.221.293.294.5870.0
    Total3368623913-----
      BATTING
      • 3B - B. Miller
      • HR - S. Kingery (9)
      • SH - Z. Eflin
      • RBI - S. Kingery (22), B. Miller (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Kingery (6), B. Miller (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Segura 2 (2), J. Realmuto 3 (3), S. Rodriguez 2 (2), Z. Eflin
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Eaton (8), M. Adams (8), B. Dozier (11), G. Parra (7)
      • HR - B. Dozier (11), G. Parra (5)
      • RBI - J. Soto (42), B. Dozier 3 (27), G. Parra 2 (20)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dozier 2 (2), P. Corbin 4 (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Quinn
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Soto (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - S. Kingery (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Eflin (L, 6-7)6.05323702.831.169.5
      E. Ramos1.00000003.751.503.0
      C. Irvin0.13330127.821.58-5.5
      E. Garcia0.20000107.041.890.5
      Total8.0865392---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Eflin (L, 6-7)6.0
      E. Ramos1.0
      C. Irvin0.1
      E. Garcia0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (W, 6-5)7.04113813.901.2027.0
      T. Rainey (H, 4)1.00001102.030.982.5
      J. Guerra1.02110003.181.160.0
      Total9.0622491---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (W, 6-5)7.0
      T. Rainey (H, 4)1.0
      J. Guerra1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Irvin
      • IBB - Z. Eflin 2 (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 90-59, E. Ramos 9-7, C. Irvin 15-9, E. Garcia 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 7-5, E. Ramos 1-2, E. Garcia 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, E. Ramos 3, C. Irvin 4, E. Garcia 2
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Rainey (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 101-63, T. Rainey 25-13, J. Guerra 16-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 9-3, T. Rainey 1-1, J. Guerra 3-0
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 27, T. Rainey 5, J. Guerra 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Miller tripled to deep right, Hernandez scored26
      • 8TH INNING
        Parra homered to right16
        Dozier homered to left, Soto scored15
      • 6TH INNING
        Dozier doubled to deep left, Soto scored13
      • 4TH INNING
        Parra doubled to center, Adams scored12
      • 1ST INNING
        Soto singled to right, Eaton scored, Rendon to second11
        Kingery homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Javy Guerra relieved Tanner Rainey
        • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Rodriguez grounded out to third
        • R. Quinn: Ball, Quinn grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to left
        • Brad Miller hit for Edgar Garcia
        • B. Miller: Foul, Miller tripled to deep right, Hernandez scored
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Michael Taylor in center field
        • Tanner Rainey pitching
        • J. Segura: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper walked
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery flied out to right
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins hit by pitch, Harper to second
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cole Irvin relieved Edubray Ramos
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soto singled to right center
        • M. Adams: Ball, Soto to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Adams struck out looking
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier homered to left, Soto scored
        • G. Parra: Ball, Parra homered to right
        • Edgar Garcia relieved Cole Irvin
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Taylor grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Quinn grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Andrew Knapp hit for Zach Eflin
        • A. Knapp: Knapp grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edubray Ramos pitching
        • T. Turner: Turner popped out to first
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Rendon popped out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Harper walked
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Kingery singled to center, Harper out at third
        • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Hoskins singled to left center, Kingery to second
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to third, Kingery to third, Hoskins out at second
        • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto walked
        • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Soto stole second, Ball, Foul, Adams flied out to left
        • B. Dozier: Dozier doubled to deep left, Soto scored
        • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes intentionally walked
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Quinn: Quinn grounded out to first
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left center
        • Z. Eflin: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Eflin hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hernandez to second
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • A. Eaton: Strike swinging, Ball, Eaton lined out to shortstop
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rendon lined out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
        • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
        • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Ball, Soto grounded out to first
        • M. Adams: Strike looking, Adams doubled to deep right
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Dozier grounded out to pitcher, Adams to third
        • G. Parra: Parra doubled to center, Adams scored
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes intentionally walked
        • P. Corbin: Corbin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gomes out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Segura struck out on foul tip
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Harper grounded out to first
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Turner grounded out to third
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
        • A. Rendon: Rendon grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez walked
        • R. Quinn: Quinn reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Rodriguez out at second
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Quinn stole second, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Z. Eflin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra grounded out to first
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes flied out to shallow right
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Segura flied out to right
        • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Harper lined out to center
        • S. Kingery: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Kingery homered to left
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
        • J. Realmuto: Realmuto popped out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
        • A. Eaton: Eaton doubled to deep center
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Rendon safe at first on 3rd baseman Kingery fielding error, Eaton to third
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Soto singled to right, Eaton scored, Rendon to second
        • M. Adams: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adams struck out looking
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier popped out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)