Arizona (61-57) has won a major league-most 25 games in its last at-bat, and Goldschmidt has played a major role in two of the last three. He hit a walkoff homer in Friday's 5-4 win over the New York Mets before homering on the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over Baltimore.
Goldschmidt also homered leading off the ninth to tie the game. He is just 14 for 68 (.206) over his last 18 games, though he's hit eight homers in that stretch. His 10 home runs in the seventh inning or later rank behind only the 12 of Baltimore's Chris Davis ."Goldy, at the end of a game, it's pretty special what he can do," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's a good guy to have on your side."
Davis hit his major league-leading 44th homer in the fourth for the Orioles (65-54), who suffered their second straight walkoff loss after Adam Eaton homered in the bottom of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks a 7-6 win Monday."They (the losses) were tough, but you know, we move on," manager Buck Showalter said.
Davis is hitting .245 against left-handers compared to .329 against righties, and he may have trouble improving his average against southpaws as he faces Corbin.
Corbin (12-3, 2.36 ERA) has pitched at least six innings in all but one of his 23 starts, including when he gave up two runs in six frames of Arizona's 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday. He's 3-2 with a 1.99 ERA in his last six outings while striking out 44 in 40 2-3 innings, but he wasn't impressed with his latest performance.
"My mechanics were off a little bit," Corbin said. "I didn't really control my pitches too well, but I think down the stretch I made some pitches, felt a little better."
The left-hander had allowed only one run each of his previous five home starts prior to Friday. Corbin is 3-1 with a 1.48 ERA in his last six at Chase Field, and his 1.60 mark is the fifth-best home ERA in the majors.
Tillman (14-3, 3.73), meanwhile, has been particularly solid on the road, going 7-1 with a 2.97 ERA in 10 outings compared to his 4.36 ERA at home.
Baltimore has won 13 of Tillman's last 14 starts overall, including when he allowed one run and struck out nine in eight innings of Friday's 5-2, 10-inning victory at San Francisco.
The right-hander has gone 11-1 in that stretch while posting a 3.86 ERA.
"It's something we knew he was capable of," Showalter said of Tillman. "We thought in the offseason we needed one of our guys to kind of pop and go to the next level, and I think Chris is in the process of doing that."
Closer Jim Johnson hasn't, though. After blowing three saves all of last season on his way to a majors-best 51, he's blown an AL-most eight already in 2013."It is heartbreaking, but we have to forget about it," Johnson said after Tuesday's defeat.
The Diamondbacks have won 11 of 14 all-time meetings with the Orioles.
|July 29, 2013||Jason Hammel||15-Day DL||Right forearm tenderness|
|July 14, 2013||Nolan Reimold||60-Day DL||Nerve inflammation in cervical spine|
|June 20, 2013||Steve Pearce||15-Day DL||Left wrist tendinitis|
|June 20, 2013||Steve Pearce||15-Day DL||Left wrist tendinitis|
|June 17, 2013||Jason Hammel||Day-to-Day||Illness|
|June 06, 2013||Steve Johnson||15-Day DL||Strained left oblique|
|August 12, 2013||Cody Ross||15-Day DL||Dislocated right hip|
|August 11, 2013||Cody Ross||Day-to-Day||Dislocated right hip|
|August 10, 2013||Eric Chavez||15-Day DL||Hip and knee injuries|
|July 29, 2013||Miguel Montero||15-Day DL||Lower back strain|
|July 26, 2013||Aaron Hill||Day-to-Day||Hamstring tightness|
|July 09, 2013||Eric Chavez||Day-to-Day||Stiff right hip|
PHOENIX (AP) -- Aaron Hill had a game-ending single with one out in the 14th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks their third straight walk-off win over the Baltimore Orioles , 5-4 Wednesday.
Baltimore led all three games entering the seventh.
Hill forced extra innings with an RBI single in the ninth off Jim Johnson in the Orioles closer's ninth blown save of the season and second in as many days.
Bud Norris (8-10), who started and threw five innings in San Francisco on Sunday, came on in the 14th and walked two batters ahead of Hill's single to take the loss.
Heath Bell (4-1) threw an inning to get the victory.
Hill followed Adam Eaton and Paul Goldschmidt as the Arizona last-inning stars.
Eaton's home run in the ninth gave Arizona the victory in the opener, then Goldschmidt homered in the ninth to tie it and hit another in the 11th to win it on Tuesday night.
Hill's game-winning single was the only hit in the five extra innings for the Diamondbacks, who finished the homestand 6-2. Baltimore went 4-4 in an eight-game trip to three NL West cities.
Norris, the Orioles' eighth pitcher, walked Parra and Martin Prado on four pitches apiece to start the 14th. He struck out Goldschmidt but Hill's single just got through the infield as Parra raced home with the winner.
The Orioles loaded the bases with one out in the 10th but Brad Ziegler induced Nate McLouth into a double-play grounder to second.
Baltimore took a 4-2 lead into the seventh on Monday and a 3-0 lead after six on Tuesday. The Orioles were up 4-2 again when Chris Tillman , bidding for his 15th victory, left the game.
Arizona got a run in the seventh on Prado's RBI single, then threatened but failed to score in the eighth.
Parra, who tripled in a run in the second, doubled to left off Johnson to start the ninth. Prado's bunt failed to advance the runner, then after a quick trip to the mound by manager Buck Showalter, Goldschmidt was walked intentionally.
That brought up Hill, who singled sharply to left on the first pitch to tie it. Goldschmidt moved to third on the play but was stranded when Matt Davidson struck out and Tuffy Gosewisch grounded to short.
All four Baltimore runs came with two outs against Patrick Corbin in the the second, two of them on Manny Machado 's home run.
Taylor Teagarden and Brian Roberts singled with one out. They advanced to third and second on Tillman's groundout, then both scored on Nick Markakis ' single. Machado's shot deep into the left field seats to made it 4-1.
Davidson, called by Arizona up from Triple-A Reno on Friday, got his first major league RBI with an infield single in the first. Didi Gregorius doubled and scored on Parra's two-out triple off the wall in center to cut the lead to 4-2 after two.
Corbin failed for the fourth time in his bid for a 13th victory. He went seven innings, giving up four runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
NOTES: When they recalled Campana, the Diamondbacks optioned LHP Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno. Skaggs had been with the team for a couple of days as a long-inning relief option in his latest in a series of stints with the big league club. ... Three pitchers were used as pinch hitters, Randall Delgado and Wade Miley for Arizona, Scott Feldman for Baltimore. ... The Orioles return home for a three-game interleague series with Colorado, sending LHP Wei-Yin Chen (6-5, 3.06 ERA) to the mound against the Rockies' RHP Juan Nicasio (6-6, 5.04) in the opener Friday night. ... Arizona leaves on a 10-game road trip, beginning with a three-game series in Pittsburgh. RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-6, 4.73) goes for the Diamondbacks in Friday's opener with RHP Gerrit Cole (5-5, 3.95) starting for the Pirates.