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PHOENIX (AP) -- Patrick Corbin threw six-plus strong innings and drove in a run to help lead the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Thursday night.
Corbin (5-0) scattered four hits over 6 13 innings and allowed one run to lower his ERA to 1.75. The left-hander became the first pitcher to throw at least six innings and allow two or fewer runs in his first seven starts of the season since Ubaldo Jimenez had 12 straight such outings for the Colorado Rockies in 2010.
Cole Hamels (1-5) saw his control disappear for the second time in three games. Hamels gave up two runs on six hits, walked five and struck out three. Hamels walked six two starts ago, on April 28 against the New York Mets.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel set a franchise record with his 1,332nd game as the club's skipper. The 69-year-old Manuel, the 51st manager in the team's 123-year history, passed Gene Mauch, who managed Philadelphia from 1960 to 1968.
After trading zeroes with Hamels through the first four innings, Corbin gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead in the fifth. After Martin Prado and Gerardo Parra started the inning with consecutive singles and Cliff Pennington hit a soft bouncer back to Hamels, Corbin drove in Prado on an RBI groundout to short.
Arizona made it 2-0 in the sixth. Cody Ross doubled to left, Miguel Montero walked and Prado reached on a fielder's choice, with Ross moving to third. Parra then laid down a drag bunt along the first-base line as Ross sprinted home.
Philadelphia rallied in the seventh, though the comeback was short-circuited by some poor base running.
Delmon Young reached on an infield single and was forced at second on a fielder's choice by Domonic Brown. Carlos Ruiz then looped a single to center to end Corbin's night, and pinch hitter John Mayberry greeted Matt Reynolds with a line-drive single to left to load the bases.
Pinch hitter Kevin Frandsen followed with what should have been a bloop single to right. But Mayberry, unsure if the ball was going to be caught by Parra, hesitated between first and second and was forced out at second on an impressive throw by Parra.
Rollins then hit a pop fly into short left that Didi Gregorius caught over his shoulder to end the inning.
David Hernandez pitched a perfect eighth -- with help from the Diamondbacks' exaggerated shift against Ryan Howard. Howard hit a line drive into right field that Pennington chased down to throw out the Phillies' slugger by a step.
Heath Bell earned the save, his second straight for the D-backs after taking over the closer's job due to J.J. Putz's injury.
NOTES: Parra also threw out Young trying to stretch a single into a double in the second. ... Gregorius has hit safely in 11-of-12 games. ... Before the game, manager Kirk Gibson said Putz will not need surgery on his strained right elbow. Putz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with what was revealed by an MRI exam to be a sprained UCL ligament and irritated nerve. Putz was sidelines by a similar injury in 2011, missing four weeks. ... Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill, out since April 9 with a broken hand, has been ordered by team doctors to keep his soft cast on for another week after Hill experienced pain when he tried to pick up a bat. Hill visits the doctor again Sunday and will have a CT exam performed on Monday. ... Phillies RHP Tyler Cloyd will make his first start of the season Friday against RHP Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks. Cloyd, who is taking the rotation spot of injured ace Roy Halladay, was 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in six appearances for Triple-A Lehigh Valley after going 2-2 in six starts for the Phillies late last season. Kennedy is 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA in two career starts at Chase Field against Philadelphia.
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