Corbin strikes out 9, Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-0
PHOENIX (AP) — 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 on Wednesday.
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 a 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 against the New York Yankees.
Peralta had his fourth four-hit game of the home stand and tied the franchise record with 10 hits in the three-game series against the Phillies. 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.
Velasquez allowed two or fewer runs in his six starts heading into Wednesday’s game, with a 0.95 ERA in four July starts. The right-hander allowed two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings to beat the Miami Marlins in his previous start.
The Diamondbacks eclipsed the two-run barrier against Velasquez in the third inning, going up 3-0 on Peralta’s two-run triple and Escobar’s sacrifice fly.
Arizona added a run in the fourth inning on Jon Jay’s double play. Velasquez did not come out for the fifth after allowing four runs and six hits.
Pinch hitter Roman Quinn hit a one-out double off Corbin in the sixth inning, the only Phillies player to reach second base against the Arizona left-hander.
Diamondbacks: RF Steven Souza Jr. was sore after a crash into the wall Tuesday night and did not play. He is expected back Friday in Cincinnati.
Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz is 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in five starts heading into Friday’s game at Cincinnati. Phillies RHP Zach Eflin will make his 2018 debut when he faces the San Diego Padres on Friday.
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