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Saturday, May 4th (All times Eastern)

Arizona Diamondbacks (15-14) at San Diego Padres (12-17), 8:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Arizona - Patrick Corbin (3-0, 1.91) San Diego - Clayton Richard (0-3, 7.94)

(Sports Network) - Arizona starter Patrick Corbin has yet to suffer a loss this season. He hopes that early-season success can land him his first career victory over San Diego on Saturday night when the Diamondbacks and Padres resume a three-game series.

Corbin is off to an excellent 3-0 start with a 1.91 earned run average and has not allowed more than two runs in any of his five outings this season. He has allowed zero walks in his past two appearances, following up a pair of no- decisions with Sunday's win over the Colorado Rockies.

The 23-year-old held the Rockies to a pair of runs and nine hits over 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.

"He didn't walk anybody. He just keeps the ball in play," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said of Corbin. "We made some good plays behind him today. We took care of the ball really good."

Corbin is 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA in his career versus the Padres over three games, including two starts.

It will be the opposite for scheduled San Diego hurler Clayton Richard, who is hoping his slow start to the season won't halt his undefeated record versus the Diamondbacks. The lefty is 6-0 lifetime in this series in eight starts with a 4.06 ERA.

Richard is coming off back-to-back losses in which he has allowed 11 runs over 7 1/3 innings. After giving up six runs over 1 2/3 frames versus the Milwaukee Brewers on April 23, the 29-year-old yielded another five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 frames against the Chicago Cubs on Monday. He was touched for back- to-back homers in the second inning, but both were solo shots.

Still, Richard fell to 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA through five starts this season.

He'll try to keep the Padres in the win column tonight after the club held on for a 7-6 victory in the series opener.

San Diego took a four-run lead into the ninth inning before Arizona put two runners on. Padres manager Bud Black was forced to turn to closer Huston Street, who recorded the first two outs before giving up a three-run homer to Gerardo Parra.

However, Street still managed his seventh save of the year when he got Martin Prado to fly out.

Yonder Alonso connected on a two-run homer and Everth Cabrera had a pair of hits and two RBI as the Padres won for the seventh time in their last nine games.

"We're finding the hits, we're being aggressive and swinging at the right pitches," Alonso said. "It just keeps snowballing. We're just trying to get on base for everybody, and have good at-bats so the guy behind us can get it done."

The Diamondbacks dropped their fourth game in a row, registering just five hits before the ninth inning. Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored and Eric Chavez chipped in an RBI double in the setback.

Wade Miley was saddled with the loss, charged with four runs on nine hits and three walks over five innings of work. He carried a one-run lead heading into the fifth, but couldn't hold the advantage.

"I felt alright, but I just wasn't executing pitches. I have to look at some video, work on some things and go from there," said Miley.

The Padres went 11-7 versus the Diamondbacks a season ago, but lost five of nine at home.

05/04 10:34:29 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
 
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
 
4th
SAC 106
LAL 98
 
4th
ORL 88
PHI 96
 
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
 
3rd
MIN 57
IND 62
 
3rd
OKC 68
NOP 70
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
 
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
 
2nd
KSU 48
NDST 48
 
2nd
WASU 62
SJST 40
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
3rd
DET 1
COL 1
 
3rd
EDM 5
DAL 5
 
2nd
BOS 1
BUF 2
 
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
1st
ARI 0
SEA 0