The first-time All-Star will seek to bounce back from his lone loss in 2013 by leading the surging Diamondbacks to a fifth straight victory in Sunday's finale with the visiting Colorado Rockies .
Corbin (9-1, 2.49 ERA) had six chances to become the first Arizona pitcher to start 10-0, but that pursuit ended with a 9-1 loss at the New York Mets on Tuesday. He was also attempting to become the first lefty starter to begin 10-0 since Ron Guidry won his first 13 decisions for the New York Yankees in 1978.
Corbin has been backed by a combined 10 runs of support in his past six starts after receiving 48 in his first 11 outings, but he didn't help himself against the Mets by giving up a season-high five runs over six-plus frames. He was charged with four of those runs while failing to record an out in the seventh inning.
"I felt fine. I just left a couple of pitches up," Corbin said.
Corbin might have better success in this start as he's 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last three matchups against Colorado, including two this season. He also would appear to have a good chance to get some better run support considering the way the Diamondbacks have been hitting coupled with the way scheduled starter Roy Oswalt (0-3, 7.88) is pitching.
Arizona (46-41) is batting .306 and has outscored opponents 26-8 in its past four games.
Paul Goldschmidt , also named to his first All-Star team, hit one of Arizona's three home runs in an 11-1 rout of Colorado on Saturday. Cody Ross matched a franchise record with five of his team's 12 hits, as the Diamondbacks opened up a 4 1/2-game lead atop the NL West for the first time this season.
Arizona will next attempt to match its five-game win streak from May 6-10 and sweep the Rockies (42-46) for the first time since Aug. 29-30, 2011.
Oswalt has lost in all three starts since returning to the majors June 20. The three-time All-Star gave up five runs and nine hits over five innings in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers .
"I think I'm trying to be too fine. Trying to throw that nine-inning shutout with 70 pitches instead of being aggressive like I've always been," he said.
Oswalt is 9-3 with a 2.35 ERA in 13 career starts against Arizona with the most recent matchup April 26, 2011.
The right-hander has never faced Goldschmidt, who is 5 for 13 in his last three games and batting .379 with five homers and 10 RBIs in his last eight in Phoenix.
Carlos Gonzalez , one of two Rockies players voted as an All-Star starter, is 1 for 7 with five strikeouts against Corbin. He went 4 for 4 and hit his NL-best 24th homer in his return from a sore back Saturday.
|July 05, 2013||Carlos Gonzalez||Day-to-Day||Upper back strain|
|June 29, 2013||Jorge De La Rosa||Day-to-Day||Left game - left thumb|
|June 26, 2013||Dexter Fowler||15-Day DL||Right wrist soreness|
|June 23, 2013||Carlos Gonzalez||Day-to-Day||Left game - leg cramps|
|June 14, 2013||Troy Tulowitzki||15-Day DL||Fractured rib, right ribcage|
|June 13, 2013||Troy Tulowitzki||Day-to-Day||Broken rib|
|July 01, 2013||Trevor Cahill||15-Day DL||Right hip contusion|
|June 28, 2013||Willie Bloomquist||15-Day DL||Left hand contusion|
|June 10, 2013||Matt Reynolds||15-Day DL||Strained left elbow|
|May 31, 2013||Brandon McCarthy||15-Day DL||Right shoulder inflammation|
|May 31, 2013||Eric Chavez||15-Day DL||Strained right oblique|
|May 31, 2013||Eric Chavez||15-Day DL||Strained right oblique|
PHOENIX (AP) -- Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep of the Rockies.
Corbin (10-1) struck out 10 in his seventh attempt at win No. 10. The 23-year-old left-hander, picked a day earlier for the All-Star team, also hit an RBI double as the Diamondbacks outscored the Rockies 22-2 in the series.
The Rockies lost more than the game. Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left after swinging at a pitch in the ninth inning. Afterward, he said it was a sprain and nothing serious. He said it first bothered him when he struck out in the sixth inning.
Starter Roy Oswalt (0-4) exited with what initially was called a strained left hamstring in the second. It could be worse than that, however, because he said he "heard something pop."
Jonathan Herrera broke up the shutout with a home run in the eighth.
Aaron Hill doubled twice and drove in two runs for Arizona. Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI double.
Each of Arizona's starters in the series - lefties Tyler Skaggs , Wade Miley and Corbin - went eight innings. Josh Collmenter pitched a scoreless ninth for the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Corbin gave up a single and walk in the first, then retired 12 in a row and 20 out of 21 before Herrera's home run. He joins Randy Johnson , Curt Schilling and Brandon Webb as the only Arizona pitchers with 10 wins before the All-Star break.
The Rockies, playing the first three of 10 straight road games against NL West foes before the break, came to Arizona 2 1/2 games behind the first-place Diamondbacks and left 5 1/2 out. Colorado has lost six of seven.
Gonzalez, who sat out the series opener with a sore back, took a swing at the first pitch he saw in the ninth and hurt a finger. The trainer came out to look at it and after a tentative practice swing, Gonzalez left the game.
Eric Chavez led off the Arizona second with a double and took third on a groundout. Miguel Montero struck out, then with Jason Kubel at the plate, Oswalt spiked a pitch that bounced past catcher Wilin Rosario . Oswalt ran to the plate to cover as Chavez scored but came down awkwardly and immediately had trouble walking as he went to the dugout.
Reliever Edgmer Escalona came on and got in trouble in the second.
He walked Corbin to start the inning, then Gerardo Parra hit his second single of the game. Hill hit a two-run double into the left-field corner, then stole third before Goldschmidt doubled.
Goldschmidt, like Corbin headed to his first All-Star game, leads the NL with 74 RBIs.
Corbin was helped by some big defensive plays. Goldschmidt made a leaping grab at first base to rob Herrera and end the second, and Chavez backhanded Rosario's sizzler to third and threw to first for the final out of the fourth.
NOTES: The Diamondbacks announced a makeup game at Texas for Aug. 1. ... As expected, LHP Tyler Skaggs will start for Arizona on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers . ... The Dodgers send Zack Greinke (6-2, 4.30 ERA) against Arizona's Randall Delgado (1-2, 3.67) in Monday night's series opener. ... The Rockies go to San Diego, where Tyler Chatwood (4-2, 2.75) starts against Edinson Volquez (6-6, 5.26) in Monday night's opener. ... Arizona has seven left in a 10-game homestand leading to the break.