Patrick Corbin keeps rolling as Diamondbacks tie Indians

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Patrick Corbin keeps rolling as Diamondbacks tie Indians

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Patrick Corbin keeps rolling as Diamondbacks tie Indians

Diamondbacks 4, Indians 4 (9 innings)

Goodyear Ballpark

On the mound: LHP Patrick Corbin retired the first four batters he faced on Sunday to run his streak of consecutive outs recorded to 19. He retired 23 of 24 batters during the stretch until getting into a bit of a jam in the fourth against Cleveland. Austin Jackson hit a leadoff double down the right field line, Edwin Encarnacion drove him home with double to center and Yandy Diaz added a run-scoring single to give the Indians a 2-1 lead. “I got to two outs and I thought I made a good pitch to Edwin there, but it just caught the plate a little and he’s a very good hitter,” said Corbin, who allowed two runs in five innings. “Maybe in the regular season, we pitch around him a little bit more with two outs. But he put a good swing on it.”

At the plate: 1B Chris Herrmann belted his first home run of the spring, a towering shot into the right field pavilion at Goodyear Ballpark. Herrmann’s solo shot came on a 2-1 pitch from starter Josh Tomlin. 2B Brandon Drury, who entered the game leading the Cactus League with a .459 batting average, went 0 for 3. Minor league INF Sergio Alcantara hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth to tie the score at 4.

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Extra bases: Manager Torey Lovullo was asked for his thoughts on first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, whose playing time has been limited for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic and is only hitting .077 with a .327 OPS. “Well, that tells you how good that team is,” Lovullo said. “You’ve got Eric Hosmer, who’s stepping in and doing his job. You’ve got (Buster) Posey and (Jonathan) Lucroy, right? One of them can’t play. It’s just how this game is right now. There’s a lot at stake. I know (manager) Jim Leyland is inside the walls of that clubhouse and addressing those needs. I know Goldy’s a great teammate and I know he’s supporting whatever’s happening there. I’ve been in touch with him. He’s in great spirits. I know he’s anxious to get back here and be with his teammates, but they have a job to do and he wants to be a part of that there.”

Monday’s game: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker vs. Athletics LHP Sean Manaea, 7:05 p.m., HoHoKam Park, Mesa.

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