PHOENIX (AP) Four years after Tommy John's surgery, Patrick Corbin had another chance and seized the opportunity to support Arizona.
Corbin pitched eight in the sixth inning and the Diamondbacks got hit in the lineup in an 8-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
"It's great to start with just one win," said Corbin, "getting things rolling in the right direction."
Corbin, 14-13 last season, got the first day from manager Torey Lovullo, after a minor groin injury had upset Zack Greinkes' preparation plan and knocked him out of the race
Corbin, said Lovullo, "did everything we wanted, and then some."
He ran two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, leaving only one.
Corbin "had the Good Slider tonight," said Rockies manager Bud Black. "I think that was the key for him, the good breaking pitch, he used to go in. The slider had a good depth, he held it down, it looks like a punch from the hand, then it falls a good slider, we have to be ready tomorrow with another good man with (Robbie) Ray. "
Jake Lamb led the offense. He came three times to the bases and came through twice, once with a double victory and once with a double victory.
"It shows how good our team is," said Lamb. "This is my job in this part of the lineup, but it's up to the other guys to get to Base, up and down the lineup, that's what our team does."
David Peralta chose three times for Arizona, scored two goals and drove in the race. Jarrod Dyson added two hits, including an RBI triple before 48.703 at Chase Field.
"We had runners on the base all day," said Lovullo, "and that's what we're about."
DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado got married for Colorado.
The teams opened the season on the same field where Colorado campaign ended 201
Jon Gray (0-1), who started this game but did not come out of the second inning, also took the Thursday loss. He went four innings, allowing three runs and six strokes.
"There were a few pitches, but overall, I just could not make headway," he said. "Many games were not competitive at all and it's hard to win this way, you can get yourself into a bad spot early."
Archie Bradley did not slap in 1 2/3 innings of relief and hit two.
With Colorado 1: 0, Peralta and A.J. Pollock led Arizona with singles and Paul Goldschmidt went to load the bases. At the first pitch he saw, Lamb lounged a fly ball that nobody could chase in front of the 413-foot shield in the center right. Goldschmidt scored when Alex Avila came in first and led Arizona 3-1
After Arenado's header reduced the lead to 3-2 in the sixth half, the Diamondbacks scored three Hits in the middle of the innings. Peralta brought home a run with an infield single, and Lamb two more left with a 2-out-blop hit and it was 6-2
Rockies: Colorado placed three Players on the 10-day DL retroactive to March 26: RHP Carlos Estevez (left oblique stretch), RHP Jeff Hoffman (right shoulder inflammation), LHP Zac Rosscup (left middle finger bladder)
Diamondbacks: By Steven Souza Jr. (Tense Right ) said he ran for the first time since the injury and made a little light swing of the bat, but did not try to throw. Still, he said he did not expect to feel so good so soon. He started the season on the 10-day disabled list, as did RHP Randall Delgado (left oblique load).
The new, much-sung motorized car that the enthusiasts from both The Bullpen teams sat idle all night while all relief jugs went off as usual.
Lovullo confirmed that Greinke would start the final game of the Colorado series on Saturday night. This means that right-handers Taijuan Walker and Zack Godley will go against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and Tuesday.
In a left-handed fight, Colorado Tyler Anderson kicks off and Arizona goes with 15-player winner Robbie Ray in the second game of the three-game Friday night series.
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