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Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Cleveland Indians 2

The Diamondbacks finished off the sweep of the Indians and are off to their best start in a very long time.

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Patrick Corbin rebounded from his shaky start against the San Francisco Giants, to give the D-backs six innings of shutout ball this afternoon. While he was not necessarily dominant, striking out only three and walking two, he got some big outs when he needed them, in particular a double-play that ended the fifth with two men on base. Arizona, meanwhile, had taken the lead in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single by Daniel Descalso, then courtesy of a throwing error on a double-steal attempt, that allowed Chris Owings to saunter home.

Owings made it 3-0 with his first home-run, with one out in the sixth. But there were still some VERY tense moments thereafter. Andrew Chafin allowed all three men he faced to reach base (eventually... that’ll have to wait for the long recap!), but Archie Bradley came in and extinguished the fire there, also posting a zero in the eighth inning. Fernando Rodney eventually notched his second save, despite Cleveland getting the tying run to the plate with no outs. Owings finished with three hits, while Paul Goldschmidt had a pair, as the D-backs went to 6-1 for the first time in any season since 2000.