Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 3/23/13
GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) -- Patrick Corbin continued to state his case for a spot in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation Friday in a 7-5 win over the Indians. Corbin, competing for the fifth starting spot with Randall Delgado, allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. He lost his command in the third inning, walking three and allowing a two-run single to Michael Brantley, but shut down the Indians on one hit in his last two innings in his longest outing of the spring. Corbin, a left-hander, likes his chances of finding a spot in the D-backs rotation in spite of his wild inning. "In the third inning, I was rushing a little bit. I probably got a little tired," Corbin said. "I can usually correct that. I didn't correct it as quick as I normally do. After that, I had two good innings. "My goal now is to get ready for the season. I feel I've done everything they've asked. I feel that if they pick me for that spot, I can go out there and compete." Mark Teahan went 3 for 3 with three runs scored for the D-backs. The Indians' Justin Masterson pitched five innings. He allowed five runs, although only one was earned, as the Cleveland infield committed two errors. Masterson gave up four hits and three walks but struck out seven. The Indians' Opening Day starter wasn't as sharp either but said he is getting close to being ready for the opener in Toronto April 2. "I thought Masterson was fighting his two-seamer a little bit," manager Terry Francona said. "That's not the worst thing. We have him stretched out to almost 100 pitches. That's good; now we can back him off his next outing." The Indians ran themselves out of the third inning, when they had a chance to do some damage thanks to Corbin's wildness. "We made a couple errors and ran ourselves out of an inning," Francona said. "That's what spring training is for. We need to tighten those things up in the next week. We had a lot of good things." Mark Reynolds, the former D-backs third baseman, hit a two-run homer off David Hernandez. It was his third of the spring and his longest. "That was impressive," Francona said. "I heard rumors that it went over the scoreboard. I lost it. That's what he's here for. When he takes that swing and stays through the ball, he gets that backspin. He's also hit some balls to right field. We're not trying to get him to go that way, but when he stays balanced, it puts him in position to do that."
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