The Arizona Diamondbacks turned to rookie left-hander Patrick Corbin to try and turn things around for the team as they opened a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants. It was just what the doctor ordered and Corbin was stellar in his Chase Field debut and Paul Golschmidt had three hits, including a two-run homer, as the D-backs took the opener of the series 5-1 Friday night.
The Giants scored first. Melky Cabrera hit a two-out solo shot in the bottom of the first. However, after allowing a single in the second inning, Patrick Corbin set down the next 12 batters he faced. He allowed just the one run in seven innings, gave up three hits and threw 91 pitches. He struck out four and didn't walk anyone.
The Diamondbacks got the run back in the third inning, thanks to a Brandon Crawford error, a double by A.J. Pollock and a single by Willie Bloomquist. They were unable to do further damage and left the bases loaded.
The D-backs finally got something going in the fifth inning. Willie Bloomquist doubles to lead off the inning, and with two outs, Miguel Montero doubled and Paul Goldschmidt homered. It was Goldschmidt's first homer since his first at-bat of the season against Tim Lincecum and the Giants. That gave Arizona a 4-1 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, A.J. Pollock added to the fun, hitting his first career homer to make the score 5-1.
Brian Shaw pitched a scoreless eighth inning and David Hernandez pitched the ninth.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner allowed five runs (four earned) and seven hits in six innings. He took the loss to fall to 5-2 on the year. Corbin is 2-1 with the win.
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