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Arizona Diamondbacks 7, New York Mets 4

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Behind 8 solid innings from Patrick Corbin, the D-backs had an emphatic victory over New York.

Arizona Diamondbacks v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

J.D. Martinez got things started in the first inning, clubbing his tenth homer as a Diamondback, to give Arizona an early 3-0 lead. The team took advantage of a Mets’ error to add a run on in the third inning, and Adam Rosales delivered road tacos, with his first home-run for the team in the fourth. Paul Goldschmidt was responsible for the remaining two runs, doubling home Chris Iannetta in the fifth inning, and then walking with the bases loaded in the seventh.

Meanwhile, Patrick Corbin was cruising. His scoreless streak did come to an end with a solo home-run in the fifth. But that was all the damage allowed, and he gave the bullpen all but a much-needed day off, pitching eight innings. He held the Mets to just four hits and two walks, striking out six. Matt Koch didn’t impress in the ninth, to put it mildly, and it took Andrew Chafin and Fernando Rodney to close things out. But with the Rockies currently losing in Kansas City, we could end the night back in sole possession of the first wild-card spot...