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Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin becomes majors' first nine-game winner

The left-hander improves to 9-0 by pitching six innings in an 8-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Arizona is 11-0 in his starts this season.

June 03, 2013
  • Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin became the major league's first nine-game winner.
Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin became the major league's… (Paul Beaty / Associated…)

Left-hander Patrick Corbin became the major leagues' first nine-game winner, laboring through six innings Sunday in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 8-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Corbin (9-0) gave up four runs and six hits, tying the team record for consecutive wins at the start of the season, set by Brandon Webb in 2008. The Diamondbacks are 11-0 in his starts. The Angels traded Corbin in 2010 as part of the deal for right-hander Dan Haren.

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Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 20th home run to ignite a three-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got a strong pitching performance from rookie Kevin Gausman in a 4-2 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers at Baltimore. ... Josh Donaldson's sixth-inning sacrifice fly ended a career-best 28-inning scoreless streak by Chicago starter Chris Sale, and the Oakland Athletics beat the visiting White Sox, 2-0, for a weekend sweep. ... Seattle's Jeremy Bonderman had a rough return to the majors, giving up seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins. Bonderman, 30, had not pitched in a big league game since Oct. 1, 2010, a span of 975 days, because of elbow injuries and surgery.

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