Patrick Corbin goes strong as D-backs bats break out against Cardinals

May 20, 2016, 9:49 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin throws during the first inning of a baseball g...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 20, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Corbin struck out seven and Chris Herrmann homered with three RBIs for the Arizona Diamondbacks in an 11-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Michael Bourn and Chris Owings added two RBIs apiece for the Diamondbacks, who are 13-7 on the road and 7-17 at home. They pulled away with seven runs over the last two innings and have won nine of 10 road series openers dating to last September.

Carlos Martinez (4-4) allowed four runs in five innings and has lost his last four starts after winning the first four. Reliever Jonathan Broxton was charged with five runs in one-third of an inning in the eighth and infielder Ruben Tejada made his major league pitching debut in the ninth, surrendering consecutive homers to Herrmann and Brandon Drury.

Corbin (2-3) allowed two runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings with four walks. The left-hander had been 0-2 in his previous five starts.

Jean Segura had an RBI with two hits and has 10 in five games against St. Louis this season. He has hit in 10 straight on the road.

Aledmys Diaz had two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who scored five runs in the ninth to make it semi-close. Rookie Jake Barrett got the final out for his first career save.

During his slump, Martinez has surrendered 13 earned runs in 20 innings. Center fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker saved two runs with a diving catch near the warning track to end the first, denying Drury extra bases.


Corbin has limited No. 3 hitters to two hits in 24 at-bats with no extra-base hits, including three at-bats by Matt Holliday without getting a ball out of the infield.


Diamondbacks: RHP Josh Collmenter (shoulder) will make his fifth rehab start on Sunday for Triple-A Reno. He’s expected to make one more rehab appearance before the team must make a decision.

Cardinals: OF Randal Grichuk (back) was out of the lineup but walked as a pinch hitter in the seventh. … SS Jhonny Peralta (thumb) began a rehab assignment and played four innings for Class A Peoria, going 0 for 2.


Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (2-2, 4.46) beat the Yankees his last time out, allowing two runs in seven innings. He’s 1-1 with a 2.82 ERA in four road starts.

Cardinals: RHP Mike Leake (2-3, 4.66) has won his last two starts. He lost both of his starts against Arizona last year while with the Giants with a 9.35 ERA in 8 2-3 innings.

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