Corbin helps D'Backs end skid, beat PadresMay 5, 2013 - 5:21 AM
Paul Goldschmidt added a pair of RBI and Josh Wilson, Cliff Pennington and Patrick Corbin drove in one run apiece for the Diamondbacks, who had dropped four straight entering the contest.
Corbin (4-0) gave up five hits, including a solo homer, while striking out seven over seven frames to earn the win. Corbin hasn't allowed more than two earned runs over six starts this season.
Chris Denorfia provided the Padres' lone run with a solo homer in the seventh inning. Clayton Richard (0-4) was tagged for seven runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings. Richard hasn't earned a win since Sept. 20, 2012.
"The inability to consistently throw a strike when he needs to, and to make that one pitch to get him out of a jam just isn't happening," said Padres manager Bud Black.
The D'Backs scored six runs in the second inning and never looked back. With runners on first and second, Wilson cracked an RBI base hit to right field, and Pennington followed with an RBI single to center for a two-run cushion.
Wilson came around when Richard's throw on Corbin's sacrifice bunt skipped into right field and Pollock followed with a two-run ground-rule double. Goldschmidt's sacrifice fly to right field capped the inning.
"It really helps when we come out and put up six runs early on in the game, it just lets you go out there, pitch you game and go after guys. It helped out a lot and I am glad I was able to get through seven innings," Corbin said.
Pollock cracked a solo homer in the fourth and Goldschmidt added another sacrifice fly in the sixth to put Arizona on top 8-0.
Denorfia got the Padres on the board with a solo homer in the seventh.
Corbin is 1-2 over four starts against the Padres ... Arizona is just 4-10 over is last 14 games against the Padres ... The D-backs are 11-3 when leading after six innings ... Richard is 6-1 all-time against the D'Backs.
- ARIZONA: 8
SAN DIEGO: 1
May 4 11:31 PM
- Chris Denorfia two-out, solo Home Run (2) to left. Everth Cabrera due up.
Diamondbacks 8, Padres 1 Bot 7, 2 OutsMay 4 10:46 PM
- Paul Goldschmidt sacrifice fly to right scored A.J. Pollock with one out. On the play, Martin Prado advances to third. Runner on third and Cody Ross due up.
Diamondbacks 8, Padres 0 Top 6, 1 OutMay 4 10:19 PM
- A.J. Pollock one-out, solo Home Run (4) to center. Martin Prado due up.
Diamondbacks 7, Padres 0 Top 4, 1 OutMay 4 9:37 PM
- Paul Goldschmidt sacrifice fly to right scored A.J. Pollock with two out. None on and Cody Ross due up.
Diamondbacks 6, Padres 0 Top 2, 2 OutsMay 4 9:11 PM
- A.J. Pollock ground-rule double to right scored Cliff Pennington and Patrick Corbin with none out. Runner on second and Martin Prado due up.
Diamondbacks 5, Padres 0 Top 2, 0 OutsMay 4 9:09 PM
- Patrick Corbin safe on sacrifice bunt. On the play, Cliff Pennington advances to third and Josh Wilson scored on Clayton Richard's throwing error with none out. Runners on second and third and A.J. Pollock due up.
Diamondbacks 3, Padres 0 Top 2, 0 OutsMay 4 9:07 PM
- Cliff Pennington single to center scored Wil Nieves with none out. On the play, Josh Wilson advances to third. Runners on first and third and Patrick Corbin due up.
Diamondbacks 2, Padres 0 Top 2, 0 OutsMay 4 9:03 PM
- Josh Wilson single to right scored Gerardo Parra with none out. On the play, Wil Nieves advances to third. Runners on first and third and Cliff Pennington due up.
Diamondbacks 1, Padres 0 Top 2, 0 OutsMay 4 9:02 PM
- ARIZONA: 0
SAN DIEGO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 4 8:41 PM
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