The San Diego Padres ' offense has been feast or famine of late.
Corbin looks to continue his recent dominance and beat the Padres for the third time in as many meetings this season Sunday.
San Diego (47-58) has alternated wins and losses over the past five games, batting .345 with 28 runs in those three victories compared to .131 with one run in the defeats.
That disparity has been on display in this series at Chase Field, as the Padres had three homers in Saturday's 12-3 win after being held to three hits in a 10-0 loss in the series opener.
Corbin (12-1, 2.31 ERA) will try to quiet the Padres' bats again.
The left-hander has won both starts against them this season, yielding five runs - four earned - in 13 innings.
He enters this matchup in impressive form, winning three straight starts - all at home - behind a 1.31 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 20 2-3 innings.
Corbin battled through his latest outing Tuesday, throwing 96 pitches in six innings while yielding one run and four hits with six strikeouts and three walks in a 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs .
"Patrick wasn't very sharp early, but he's just really good at battling through things," manager Kirk Gibson said. "It's only fitting he got the win."
Arizona has won 18 of Corbin's 20 starts, and he's 8-0 with a 1.54 ERA in 11 at home.
Corbin, though, has struggled greatly versus Chris Denorfia , who is 7 for 13 with two doubles and three homers in their matchups.
Denorfia is a .353 hitter with 19 runs in 21 games at Arizona. He has two hits in this series, including a two-run homer Saturday.
Yonder Alonso had three hits and four RBIs on Saturday, raising his career average at Chase Field to .404 with 17 RBIs in 14 games. The first baseman - 3 for 7 against Corbin - is batting .382 with nine RBIs in nine games since the All-Star break.
Tyson Ross (1-4, 3.35) starts for the Padres looking to build on an impressive return to the rotation.
The right-hander allowed one run and two hits with six strikeouts in six innings of a 6-2 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday. He won for the first time since May 14, 2012, snapping a 12-game losing streak in his first start since injuring his left shoulder against the Dodgers on April 17.
Ross' only appearance against the Diamondbacks came in relief May 25, when he tossed a scoreless ninth in a 10-4 win.
He's expected to face Paul Goldschmidt for the first time. The All-Star first baseman's only two hits in 16 at-bats over his last four games are homers, driving in five runs. He connected for his team-leading 23rd on Saturday.
"I think Goldy is dragging a bit right now," Gibson told the team's official site. "He's been carrying a lot of people around for a long time."
|San Diego Padres|
|July 23, 2013||Carlos Quentin||Day-to-Day||Sore right wrist|
|July 20, 2013||Jason Marquis||15-Day DL||Strained right elbow|
|July 12, 2013||Kyle Blanks||15-Day DL||Left Achilles tendinitis|
|July 07, 2013||Yasmani Grandal||60-Day DL||Right knee sprain|
|June 22, 2013||Clayton Richard||60-Day DL||Left shoulder surgery - out for season|
|June 17, 2013||Everth Cabrera||15-Day DL||Strained left hamstring|
|July 26, 2013||Aaron Hill||Day-to-Day||Hamstring tightness|
|July 09, 2013||Eric Chavez||Day-to-Day||Stiff right hip|
|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|
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tyson Ross dropped his arm into the same slot and released the ball from the same point on every pitch, no matter if it was a fastball or slider.
The Arizona Diamondbacks weren't sure what was coming next and spent the afternoon swinging through balls or pounding them into the ground.
Relying on a repeating motion that baffled Arizona's hitters, Ross outpitched All-Star Patrick Corbin with eight dominant innings and the San Diego Padres closed out their first winning road trip of the season with a 1-0 win over Arizona on Sunday.
"When your heater, changeup and slider all come from out of your hand like a fastball and then they do different things, it is difficult to pick up," said Diamondbacks left fielder Adam Eaton , who went 0-for-4.
Carlos Quentin had a run-scoring single in the first inning off Corbin (12-2) and Ross (2-4) took it from there, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Huston Street worked a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 20 chances to close out the combined three-hitter.
Behind Ross' gem, San Diego finished 6-4 to win its first road trip since Aug. 24-26 and first of six or more games since June 25-July 4, 2012.
"The guys should be proud about the way they bounced back after the All-Star break," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It was a good road trip."
Corbin had another strong outing, allowing one earned run or fewer for the 12th time in 21 starts.
He just didn't get any help from the offense.
Arizona failed to take advantage of leadoff hits in the second and third innings, and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position for its first 1-0 loss at Chase Field in nearly three years.
"Patrick threw a great game for us but we didn't capitalize on our opportunity to keep the game going," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.
The series' first two games were blowouts. The Diamondbacks pounded out 17 hits to win the opener 10-0 and San Diego had eight two-out RBIs in a 12-3 win Saturday night.
The finale was a pitchers' duel.
Corbin has been one of baseball's best pitchers this season, entering Sunday's game fourth in the majors with an ERA of 2.41 and an 8-0 record at home. A first-time All-Star, the left-hander won his last start, allowing a run in six innings to beat the Cubs.
Ross' season has been filled with tough luck. He started the season in the rotation, bounced to the bullpen after returning from the DL and had one win despite allowing no more than three earned runs in four starts.
The right-hander ended a 12-game losing streak - dating to last season - his previous start, allowing a run in six innings against Milwaukee.
Ross was sharp against the Diamondbacks, getting them to chase his slider or hit balls into the dirt. He gave up a leadoff single to Eric Chavez in the second inning and a leadoff triple to Pennington in the third, but stranded both.
Ross didn't allow another hit until Pennington's one-out single in the eighth inning and was replaced in the ninth after throwing 101 pitches.
"I've always tried to blend pitches as best as possible and some the swings I got on sliders in the dirt on even counts, (it's) kind of tribute that to looking like a fastball coming out of the hand," Ross said.
Corbin was nearly as good.
He got two quick outs in the first inning, but Chase Headley followed with a triple and Quentin knocked him in with a single. Corbin worked around a pair of base runners in the second inning, then settled into a groove, allowing two more hits the rest of the way.
Corbin was lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning after allowing a run and six hits. He struck out eight and walked none.
"The first two innings, I felt like I was still getting loose," Corbin said. "After that, I felt comfortable, but Ross pitched a great game for them. He has good stuff and today was his day."
Notes: The Diamondbacks recalled RHP Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno before the game to replace LHP Tyler Skaggs , who was sent down after allowing seven runs in 3 2-3 innings Saturday night. ... Diamondbacks LF Jason Kubel was scratched from the lineup with a stiff back. ... Arizona RHP Ian Kennedy will try for the 10th straight start to win career game No. 50 when the Diamondbacks open a road series at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. ... San Diego RHP Sean O'Sullivan will try for his first win of the season in the opener of a three-game series against Cincinnati on Monday.