Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 1

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

PHOENIX -- Left-hander Patrick Corbin continued his hot start, and right fielder Gerardo Parra had two hits, an RBI and two assists to help the Arizona Diamondbacks earn a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Corbin gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings to become the only pitcher in the majors to pitch at least six innings and give up two runs or fewer in his first seven starts this season. He also broke a scoreless tie with an RBI groundout in the fifth.
Parra drove in a run with a well-placed bunt for a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning, and he blunted a Philadelphia rally in the seventh on his second assist of the game.
Philadelphia pinch hitter Kevin Frandsen dropped a soft line drive into right field with one out and the bases loaded to drive in a run, but Parra fielded the ball quickly and threw to second to force out John Mayberry. Arizona reliever Matt Reynolds induced a popout to end the inning.
Corbin (5-0) allowed four singles and two walks while striking out four. His ERA is 1.75.
Cole Hamels (1-5) lost despite making his sixth consecutive quality start.
The D-backs (20-15) have won four in a row. The Phillies (16-20) have lost four of their last six.
Delmon Young had two hits for Philadelphia, but he was thrown at second by Parra attempting to stretch his single in the second inning.
Domonic Brown added a pair of hits for the Phillies, while Didi Gregorius and Martin Prado collected two hits apiece for the D-backs.
Heath Bell got his fourth save of the season, his third in as many days since replacing injured J.J. Putz as the closer.
Corbin allowed only one runner as far as third base through the first six innings. He hit Carlos Ruiz with a pitch in the left shoulder to open the third inning, and Ruiz moved over to third on consecutive groundouts to first. Corbin got Jimmy Rollins on a groundout to end the inning.
Corbin gave the D-backs a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning, when he drove in Martin Prado from third base on a one-out grounder to shortstop. Prado and Parra singled to open the fifth, and both moved up on a grounder to the mound before Corbin's RBI.
NOTES: Charlie Manuel managed his 1,332nd game for the Phillies, breaking a tie with Gene Mauch for the most in franchise history. "It will feel a lot better if we win," Manuel said before the game. Manuel has 743 victories, the most in franchise history. Mauch had 545 victories. ... Putz was diagnosed with a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament that will not require surgery, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said prior to the game, after an MRI the day before. "We'll shut him down for a couple of weeks and see how it calms down. It could have been a lot worse," Gibson said. Putz was removed from a game Tuesday in Los Angeles after throwing four balls to the only batter he faced. ... The Phillies will recall RHP Tyler Cloyd from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Friday's game against Arizona. Cloyd was 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts after going 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA in six starts with the Phillies last season. RHP Ian Kennedy (1-3, 5.19 ERA) will start for Arizona.

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