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Snake Bytes 6/17: Corbin, Offense Good Enough

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Patrick Corbin was better but not pretty and Jake Lamb committed a crucial error, but another late push by the offense lifted the Diamondbacks to a victory over the cellar-dwelling Phillies.

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Arizona 5, Philadelphia 4

Patrick Corbin had his longest outing in a while now, pitching six full innings. He started with three perfect innings, but then started hanging pitches and the results were predictable. Jake Lamb clanked a hot shot off the heel of his glove in the sixth, leading to two unearned runs. However, Gregor Blanco tied the game up with a two-run homer in the seventh, and Jake Lamb found redemption by driving the winning run home three batters later.

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