PHOENIX Patrick Corbin had the game of his short career. His bases-loaded triple, punctuated with a head-first slide into the bag, broke the game open in the fourth inning. He commanded his full repertoire and was so economical that he had innings of six, seven, eight and 10 pitches.
About the only thing rookie left-hander Corbin could not do in a 10-2 victory over San Francisco on Sunday was talk himself into a complete game.
"You never want to come out of a game, especially when you are throwing well, but I understand," Corbin said after pitching a career-high eight innings and driving in four runs.
"Maybe in a couple of years I will say something to Gibby (manager Kirk Gibson)."
Corbin has beaten San Francisco twice this season, a good sign for a team that will play the Giants 18 times a year for the rest of their lives. This time, he did it as a multi-tasker.
With the game tied at 2 in the fourth, the Giants opted to walk Gerardo Parra intentionally to get to ...