Corbin pitches 8 scoreless, Nationals beat Pirates 11-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals another stellar outing in his first season in Washington.

Corbin, signed to a six-year, $140 million deal last winter, pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrubal Cabrera had a three-run home run in a six-run third as the Nationals rolled to an 11-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

Corbin (10-5) struck out four and walked two while throwing 93 pitches to help the Nationals maintain their lead atop the National League wild-card standings.

''He was really good,'' Martinez said. ''He pounded the strike zone and kept everything down. He was awesome.''

Corbin has not lost since June 11. The left-hander is 5-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 12 starts since then.

''He just throttled us,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''We had no answers.''

Corbin was three outs away from his second shutout this season and third of his seven-year career. However, with the Nationals ahead 11-0, Washington manager Dave Martinez decided to have Tanner Rainey pitch the ninth inning.

''It's a long season and why not save some pitches, really, and give someone else some work?'' Corbin said. ''I don't blame (Martinez).''

Joe Musgrove (8-12) gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings as Pittsburgh lost for the 29th time in 37 games since the All-Star break.

''I didn't really have good stuff tonight from the bullpen all the way out through the fifth inning,'' Musgrove said. ''It was just one of those nights where I was battling the best I could.''

Adam Eaton opened the scoring in the third with an RBI double and Anthony Rendon followed with a two-run single, giving him 100 RBIs. Following a walk to Juan Soto, Cabrera hit a drive to straightaway center field to make it 6-0.

It was Cabrera's second home run since being claimed Aug. 6 off waivers from the Texas Rangers and 14th overall. He was filling in at second base for Brian Dozier, who is on paternity leave.

Cabrera believes being reunited with hitting coach Kevin Long has helped. They also worked together with the New York Mets.

''He knows when I'm swinging the ball well and when I'm not,'' Cabrera said. ''I feel very comfortable with him.''

Corbin retired 11 batters in a row until Jacob Stallings and Erik Gonzalez hit consecutive singles with one out in the fifth inning. However, Corbin escaped the jam by getting pinch-hitter Melky Cabrera to fly out and Kevin Newman to ground out.

Washington added three runs in the eighth when Yan Gomes hit a two-run double and scored on a double by Corbin. In the ninth, pinch-hitter Adrian Sanchez and Trea Turner hit back-to-back RBI singles.

Turner has reached base safely in a career-best 28 straight games.

Josh Bell's run-scoring double in the ninth prevented the Pirates from being shut out.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Joe Ross (bruised right shin) will throw a bullpen session Thursday before the team determines whether he can make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Cubs at Chicago. Ross left in the fourth inning of Monday's game after being hit by a hard one-hopper by Pirates 1B Bell. If Ross is unable to pitch, RHP Eric Fedde will start instead.

Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (right shoulder inflammation) and RHP Clay Holmes (right quadriceps discomfort) were placed on the injured list. Archer left Tuesday's game with the Nationals after the first inning and Holmes followed by pitching 3 2/3 innings. Archer will not throw for at least a week then be evaluated. ... RHP Dario Agrazal and RHP Parker Markel were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Agrazal is expected to start Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. ... RF Gregory Polanco (right shoulder inflammation) has started participating in baseball activities at the team's spring training facility in Bradenton, Fla.

MINOR MOVE

The Nationals signed veteran LHP Sam Freeman as a free agent and assigned him to Triple-A Fresno. Freeman made one relief appearance for the Los Angeles Angels earlier this season and has also pitched in the major leagues with four other teams.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (9-5, 2.41 ERA) is on course to be activated from the IL and start in the finale of the four-game series. The three-time Cy Young Award winner has been out since July 26 with a mid-back strain.

Pirates: LHP Steven Brault (3-2, 4.06) looks to snap a six-start winless streak.

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  • W: P. Corbin (10-5)L: J. Musgrove (8-12)
  • HR: WAS - A. Cabrera (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS61210003.295.356.486.8434.0
A. Eaton RF51210104.291.377.438.8156.0
A. Rendon 3B41220101.323.402.6071.0086.0
T. Rainey P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Soto LF41000127.288.399.552.9511.0
A. Cabrera 2B-3B51131010.244.329.417.7467.5
M. Adams 1B51100000.246.293.522.8153.0
V. Robles CF32000200.248.324.432.7564.0
Y. Gomes C32220200.216.323.341.66410.0
P. Corbin P41110002.077.127.096.2234.0
a- A. Sanchez PH-2B10110000.241.267.241.5082.0
  • a-singled for Corbin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman 2B40000002.295.339.409.7480.0
B. Reynolds LF41200000.325.397.517.9143.0
S. Marte CF30000102.289.332.502.8341.0
J. Bell 1B30110111.280.365.579.9443.5
J. Osuna 3B-P40000013.302.348.589.937-0.5
P. Reyes RF40000001.160.222.253.4760.0
J. Stallings C30100000.267.333.400.7331.0
P. Markel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Liriano P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
C. Moran 3B00000000.283.330.438.7680.0
E. Gonzalez SS30100020.200.268.253.5220.0
J. Musgrove P10000000.119.159.143.3020.0
a- M. Cabrera PH10000002.277.309.399.7090.0
D. Agrazal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Diaz C10000000.247.304.312.6150.0
  • a-flied out for Musgrove in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (21), M. Adams (14), Y. Gomes 2 (11), P. Corbin
  • HR - A. Cabrera (14)
  • RBI - T. Turner (42), A. Eaton (40), A. Rendon 2 (100), A. Cabrera 3 (64), Y. Gomes 2 (28), P. Corbin (3), A. Sanchez
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Turner (9), A. Sanchez
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 2 (2), J. Soto 7 (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (37)
  • RBI - J. Bell (99)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 2 (2), J. Osuna 2 (2), P. Reyes
FIELDING
  • DP - (Cabrera-Turner-Adams)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Musgrove 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 10-5)8.03002403.171.1531.0
T. Rainey1.02110004.131.470.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 10-5)8.0
T. Rainey1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove (L, 8-12)5.07652114.741.24-3.5
D. Agrazal2.00000104.091.236.5
P. Markel0.233330012.962.76-9.0
F. Liriano1.01222103.641.38-1.5
J. Osuna0.11000003.861.29-1.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove (L, 8-12)5.0
D. Agrazal2.0
P. Markel0.2
F. Liriano1.0
J. Osuna0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 93-63, T. Rainey 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 12-7, T. Rainey 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 28, T. Rainey 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 84-58, D. Agrazal 23-17, P. Markel 33-15, F. Liriano 22-13, J. Osuna 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 8-7, D. Agrazal 2-3, F. Liriano 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 25, D. Agrazal 6, P. Markel 8, F. Liriano 6, J. Osuna 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS61210003.295.356.486.8434.0
A. Eaton RF51210104.291.377.438.8156.0
A. Rendon 3B41220101.323.402.6071.0086.0
T. Rainey P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Soto LF41000127.288.399.552.9511.0
A. Cabrera 2B-3B51131010.244.329.417.7467.5
M. Adams 1B51100000.246.293.522.8153.0
V. Robles CF32000200.248.324.432.7564.0
Y. Gomes C32220200.216.323.341.66410.0
P. Corbin P41110002.077.127.096.2234.0
a- A. Sanchez PH-2B10110000.241.267.241.5082.0
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HITTERSAB
T. Turner SS6
A. Eaton RF5
A. Rendon 3B4
T. Rainey P0
J. Soto LF4
A. Cabrera 2B-3B5
M. Adams 1B5
V. Robles CF3
Y. Gomes C3
P. Corbin P4
a- A. Sanchez PH-2B1
Total40
  • a-singled for Corbin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman 2B40000002.295.339.409.7480.0
B. Reynolds LF41200000.325.397.517.9143.0
S. Marte CF30000102.289.332.502.8341.0
J. Bell 1B30110111.280.365.579.9443.5
J. Osuna 3B-P40000013.302.348.589.937-0.5
P. Reyes RF40000001.160.222.253.4760.0
J. Stallings C30100000.267.333.400.7331.0
P. Markel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Liriano P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
C. Moran 3B00000000.283.330.438.7680.0
E. Gonzalez SS30100020.200.268.253.5220.0
J. Musgrove P10000000.119.159.143.3020.0
a- M. Cabrera PH10000002.277.309.399.7090.0
D. Agrazal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Diaz C10000000.247.304.312.6150.0
Total3115102411-----
  • a-flied out for Musgrove in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (21), M. Adams (14), Y. Gomes 2 (11), P. Corbin
  • HR - A. Cabrera (14)
  • RBI - T. Turner (42), A. Eaton (40), A. Rendon 2 (100), A. Cabrera 3 (64), Y. Gomes 2 (28), P. Corbin (3), A. Sanchez
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Turner (9), A. Sanchez
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 2 (2), J. Soto 7 (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (37)
  • RBI - J. Bell (99)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 2 (2), J. Osuna 2 (2), P. Reyes
FIELDING
  • DP - (Cabrera-Turner-Adams)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Musgrove 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (W, 10-5)8.03002403.171.1531.0
T. Rainey1.02110004.131.470.0
Total9.0511240---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (W, 10-5)8.0
T. Rainey1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove (L, 8-12)5.07652114.741.24-3.5
D. Agrazal2.00000104.091.236.5
P. Markel0.233330012.962.76-9.0
F. Liriano1.01222103.641.38-1.5
J. Osuna0.11000003.861.29-1.0
Total9.0121110731---
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove (L, 8-12)5.0
D. Agrazal2.0
P. Markel0.2
F. Liriano1.0
J. Osuna0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 93-63, T. Rainey 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 12-7, T. Rainey 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 28, T. Rainey 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 84-58, D. Agrazal 23-17, P. Markel 33-15, F. Liriano 22-13, J. Osuna 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 8-7, D. Agrazal 2-3, F. Liriano 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 25, D. Agrazal 6, P. Markel 8, F. Liriano 6, J. Osuna 2
  • 9TH INNING
    Bell doubled to right center, Reynolds scored111
    Turner singled to left, Gomes scored, Sanchez to second110
    Sanchez singled to shallow center, Robles scored, Gomes to third100
  • 8TH INNING
    Corbin doubled to deep right center, Gomes scored90
    Gomes doubled to left center, Adams and Robles scored80
  • 3RD INNING
    Cabrera homered to center, Rendon and Soto scored60
    Rendon singled to center, Turner and Eaton scored30
    Eaton doubled to deep right, Corbin scored, Turner to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • F. Liriano Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Cabrera grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Adams: Ball, Strike swinging, Adams popped out to pitcher
    • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles walked
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked, Robles to second
    • Adrian Sanchez hit for Patrick Corbin
    • Ad. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to shallow center, Robles scored, Gomes to third
    • Colin Moran at third base
    • Tr. Turner: Strike swinging, Turner singled to left, Gomes scored, Sanchez to second
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Eaton flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tanner Rainey pitching
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds singled to right
    • S. Marte: Marte flied out to deep right
    • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Bell doubled to right center, Reynolds scored
    • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Ball, Osuna grounded out to third, Bell to third
    • P. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Parker Markel pitching
    • Elias Diaz catching
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera flied out to left
    • M. Adams: Ball, Adams doubled to deep right center
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles walked
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes doubled to left center, Adams and Robles scored
    • P. Corbin: Foul, Ball, Corbin doubled to deep right center, Gomes scored
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Turner lined out to third
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Eaton walked
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rendon walked, Corbin to third, Eaton to second
    • Francisco Liriano relieved Parker Markel
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • E. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Newman: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Newman grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Eaton lined out to center
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon flied out to center
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Foul, Osuna grounded out to second
    • P. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Foul, Reyes flied out to right
    • J. Stallings: Ball, Stallings lined out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Dario Agrazal pitching
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Gomes grounded out to third
    • P. Corbin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Corbin lined out to center
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds flied out to deep right
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • J. Bell: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bell grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Marte out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
    • M. Adams: Adams grounded out to third
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Robles grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • P. Reyes: Foul, Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to second
    • J. Stallings: Ball, Ball, Stallings singled to center
    • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to right, Stallings to second
    • Melky Cabrera hit for Joe Musgrove
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera flied out to right
    • K. Newman: Ball, Newman reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gonzalez out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes doubled to deep left
    • P. Corbin: Corbin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gomes out at third
    • Tr. Turner: Turner singled to right, Corbin to second
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Eaton flied out to center
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Rendon singled to left, Corbin to third, Turner to second
    • J. Soto: Foul, Foul, Soto grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Marte grounded out to first
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • J. Osuna: Osuna flied out to deep left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomes walked
    • P. Corbin: Corbin reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gomes to third on Musgrove throwing error
    • Tr. Turner: Turner reached on fielder's choice to third, Gomes out at home, Corbin to second
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton doubled to deep right, Corbin scored, Turner to third
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Rendon singled to center, Turner and Eaton scored
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto walked, Rendon to second
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera homered to center, Rendon and Soto scored
    • M. Adams: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Adams lined out to right
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Robles flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (6 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • J. Musgrove: Strike looking, Ball, Musgrove grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Newman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Newman grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Reynolds flied out to deep right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Adams flied out to deep center
    • V. Robles: Robles flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • P. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to first
    • J. Stallings: Stallings grounded out to third
    • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • Tr. Turner: Turner flied out to deep center
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Eaton reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rendon flied out to deep left
    • J. Soto: Ball, Eaton to second on Musgrove throwing error, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Soto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Newman lined out to left
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds singled to right
    • S. Marte: Marte grounded out to first, Reynolds to second
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bell walked
    • J. Osuna: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)