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Diamondbacks | Patrick Corbin throws CG

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin tossed a three-hit complete game and struck out 10 in his win over the Colorado Rockies Monday, May 20, and he became the third visiting pitcher to throw a full game with 10 or more strikeouts, and the first to do so since 1998. He's the second pitcher in the last 20 years to open the season with nine straight starts of allowing two runs or less in six innings or more.

Corbin threw 74 of his 97 pitches for strikes, and the Rockies swung at 21 of his 34 breaking pitches, missing on 15 of them. Corbin's breaking ball has been his bread and butter; opponents this season have taken 94 hacks at the pitch and fanned 54 times, making his 58 percent swinging strike rate the highest in the league. His 39 strikeouts with his breaking balls are third most for a pitcher in the National League.

2013-05-21 11:24:04 | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Mark Simon

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