05/20 22:25 CDT Corbin tosses 3-hitter as D-backs beat Rockies 5-1
Corbin tosses 3-hitter as D-backs beat Rockies 5-1
By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer
DENVER (AP) -- Patrick Corbin tossed a three-hitter for his first complete game
and struck out a career-high 10, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-1 win
over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
Corbin (7-0) joined Randy Johnson as the only lefties in team history to begin
the season 7-0. He also turned in his club-record ninth straight start where
he's pitched at least six innings and allowed two runs or less.
Mixing an effective slider with a sneaky fastball, Corbin kept the Rockies
hitters guessing all night. He held Colorado hitless until Troy Tulowitzki's
single up the middle in the fourth and didn't allow another hit until Nolan
Arenado's double in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Jordan Pacheco broke up Corbin's
shutout bid with a double that brought home Arenado.