2018-08-09 / State/National Sports

Corbin and Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Phillies


Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Patrick Corbin drives in a run on a fielder’s choice during the fourth inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday in Phoenix. 
AP Photo by RICK SCUTERI Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Patrick Corbin drives in a run on a fielder’s choice during the fourth inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday in Phoenix. AP Photo by RICK SCUTERI PHOENIX — Patrick Corbin struck out nine in a combined four-hitter, David Peralta had four hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0.

Corbin (10-4) had the Phillies guessing most of the game, allowing four hits in 7 1/3 innings while reaching a career-high 183 strikeouts this season. The left-hander did not give up a home run for the ninth straight start, the longest stretch by an Arizoba Diamondbacks pitcher since Brandon Webb in 2003.

Peralta hit a two-run triple off Vince Velasquez (8-9) in the third inning, sending the Phillies right-hander to his first loss since June 25.

Peralta had his fourth fourhit game of the homestand and tied the franchise record with 10 hits in the three-game series. He is 18 for 31 since taking two days off with shoulder tightness last week.

Eduardo Escobar had three RBIs for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.

Braves 8, Nationals 3

WASHINGTON — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit one of Atlanta’s three homers, then took away a long ball from Washington to back Mike Foltynewicz (9-7).

Charlie Culberson and Tyler Flowers also went deep for the Braves. Culberson hit a three-run drive off Tommy Milone (1-1) in the second inning, and it was 7-1 by the fourth. Culberson has homered in three straight games.

Acuna also made a sensational catch in the fourth inning to rob Matt Adams of a home run. Acuna raced to the center-field wall, leaped and snagged the ball with his outstretched glove before sprawling on the warning track.

Bryce Harper hit his 28th home run for the Nationals, who showed their frustration in the sixth inning when rookie Juan Soto and hitting coach Kevin Long were ejected by home plate umpire Greg Gibson.

Nets 8, Reds 0

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six innings, received rare significant run support and earned his first win in nearly two months as New York beat Cincinnati.

DeGrom (6-7) ended a seven start winless streak, allowing four hits in a 100-pitch outing and lowering his major league-leading ERA to 1.77. He won for the first time since June 18 at Colorado.

Brandon Nimmo tied a team record with three doubles and drove in three runs to help the Mets win for the 22nd time in their last 66 games. Austin Jackson drove in two runs with a double in the second and a single in the fifth as the Mets built a 5-0 lead. Nimmo hit an RBI double in the fifth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Amed Rosario in the fourth. Nimmo had a tworun double in the eighth.

Robert Stephenson (0-1) was the loser.

Cardinals 7, Marlins 1

MIAMI (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking homer for the second consecutive night, and St. Louis won its fourth series in a row by beating Miami.

Carpenter put St. Louis ahead with a home run leading off the sixth inning, his NLleading 31st. The Cardinals’ Yadier Molina hit his 15th homer in the first and doubled home two runs in the ninth. Marcell Ozuna doubled home a run in the sixth and went 6 for 11 in the series against his former team.

John Gant (4-4) pitched six innings and allowed one run, which scored in part because of a defensive lapse. He and three relievers combined to retire 21 batters in a row.

Trevor Richards (3-7) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings for the last-place Marlins.

Brewers 8, Padres 4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil the debut of San Diego’s Brett Kennedy.

Kennedy (0-1), who was 10-0 in 16 starts at Triple-A El Paso before being called up Monday, was tagged for six runs on 11 hits in four innings.

Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich also homered for Milwaukee, while Hunter Renfroe had a two-run shot for San Diego.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-4) allowed three runs on six hits in six innings to win for the fifth time in six decisions.

Pirates 4, Rockies 3

DENVER (AP) — Adam Frazier had three hits and made a run-saving play in the field in Pittsburgh’s victory over Colorado.

Frazier had two doubles and a single, but made what might have been his biggest contribution in the field. With runners on the corners and two outs in the eighth inning, pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta hit a sharp grounder to the hole at second. Frazier made a diving stop and threw out Iannetta to end the inning and preserve the one-run lead.

Chris Archer (4-5) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings in his second start since being acquired from Tampa Bay. Felipe Vazquez got four out for his 26th save.

German Marquez (9-9) tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, and David Dahl homered for the Rockies.

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