National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Arizona|
(Friday, July 12th)
Final Score: Arizona 2, Milwaukee 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Patrick Corbin pitched into the seventh inning
as the Arizona Diamondbacks took a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Corbin (11-1) gave up just one run, but continually pitched out of trouble as
he gave up seven hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings for the Diamondbacks,
who have won the first two contests of this four-game series.
Corbin also tied his career-high with 10 strikeouts, accomplished in his last
start, Sunday against Colorado. The left-hander won his second straight start
since suffering his only loss of the season July 2 in New York against the
"Corbin really had his pitches working for him tonight," said Arizona manager
Kirk Gibson. "He did a great job locating his fastball and was able to hit the
corners with it. And the bullpen really did a good job for us out there
Paul Goldschmidt drove in a run while Cody Ross and Adam Eaton each scored
Jean Segura had two hits and scored the only run for the Brewers, who have
dropped their past three games. Tom Gorzelanny (1-3) allowed two unearned
runs on just three hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings
to drop his third straight decision.
Milwaukee worked a run across in the first inning as Segura hit a one-out
single, moved to second on a sac bunt from Carlos Gomez and wound up crossing
the plate thanks to two wild pitches from Corbin.
Arizona answered in the bottom half as Eaton singled and later moved all the
way to third on a bad pickoff throw and scored on Goldschmidt's groundout.
In the second, Ross led off with a single and moved to second on a Martin
Prado groundout. Later in the frame, Cliff Pennington hit a grounder to third
that Yuniesky Betancourt misplayed and Ross came home to give Arizona a 2-1
Jonathan Lucroy led off the fourth with a double and moved to third on a wild
pitch. Corbin, though, got Rickie Weeks to pop out, Sean Halton to fly out to
shallow right and struck out Betancourt to end the frame.
Corbin stranded two more Brewers in the sixth and found himself in another jam
in the seventh.
Betancourt led off with a double and the Brewers had runners at the corners
after Logan Schafer followed with a single. Corbin then struck out pinch-
hitter Khris Davis and got Norichika Aoki to pop out in the infield, but
Segura worked a full count before getting a free pass.
That was it for Corbin's outing as Will Harris was summoned from the bullpen.
He preserved the lead by striking out Gomez.
With J.J. Putz on the mound in the eighth, the Brewers again threatened as
Weeks worked a one-out walk and Juan Francisco followed with a pinch-hit
single. Putz then struck out Betancourt before handing the ball off to Tony
Sipp, who walked Schafer to load the bases.
Heath Bell then took the mound to face pinch-hitter Martin Maldonado, who was
able to punch a shallow fly to center that appeared to be headed for a hit,
but A.J. Pollock came hustling in and made the diving catch to save the lead.
David Hernandez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to pick up his second save.
"When it rains, it pours," Lucroy said. "I feel like everything that can go
wrong, does. We struggled getting runners in from third with less than two
outs, and that's what beat us."
Milwaukee stranded 11 men on base after going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring
position ... Arizona has won all five games against Milwaukee this season ...
Corbin made his first career start against Milwaukee on April 6 and won the
game after giving up just two runs over six innings ... Gorzelanny fell to 3-2
lifetime against the Diamondbacks in 10 games (7 starts).
07/13 02:37:26 ET