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PHOENIX — The Los Angeles Angels got it exactly right when they selected Patrick Corbin in the second round of the 2009 draft.Corbin has become a two-time All-Star http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-sean-newcomb-jersey , one on either side of a Tommy John surgery that cost him the 2014 season, and he has positioned himself to be one of the plums in the offseason free agent market.Finally, the Angels will get to see him for the first time in a major league setting.Article continues below ...Corbin (10-4) was traded to Arizona at the July 2010 deadline, and he will make his initial appearance against the Angels in the first game of a two-game interleague series on Tuesday at Chase Field. Right-hander Felix Pena (1-3) is to start for the Angels.Corbin was acquired by Arizona then-interim general manager Jerry Dipoto in package that included left-handers Joe Saunders and Tyler Skaggs in exchange for Dan Haren.Skaggs is back in the Angels’ rotation, Haren is back with the Diamondbacks as their pitching strategist, and Corbin is the one who got away.He is among the NL leaders in victories, strikeouts and WHIP among other categories, and he will bring a streak of 10 consecutive starts without allowing a home run into the start. He has given up 11 homers in 155 2/3 innings.The Diamondbacks bring a one-half game lead in the NL West race after taking three of four from San Diego last weekend. They were 5-4 on a road trip to three fifth-place teams, including Cincinnati and Texas.Paul Goldschmidt set a franchise record by reaching base in 10 consecutive plate appearances in San Diego He was 18-for-36 with four homers and 10 RBIs on the trip, and he enters with a 12-game hitting streak.“We know what the stakes are, we know exactly what’s going on in the standings Preston Tucker Jersey ,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said after late homers by Daniel Descalso and A.J. Pollock lifted them to a 4-3 victory on Sunday.“These are the types of games you have to find a way to win. To get a solo homer in the eighth and a solo homer in the ninth to win it … it was an exceptional win. “The Angels also had fun in San Diego, sweeping a three-game series early last week, but that was tempered when they lost three of four in soggy Texas last weekend. They have won eight of 13.The Angels have done all of that without All-star center fielder Mike Trout, who has been on the disabled list with a right wrist injury retroactive to Aug. 6. He has been away from the team after the passing of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, last week.Starters Kole Calhoun, David Fletcher, Shohei Ohtani, Albert Pujols and Justin Upton were 23-for-67 with three homers and 10 RBIs in Texas, but the Angels were outscored 25-23 in the series.“We have been scoring some runs,” Angels manager Mike Sciascia told reporters. “I thought we had good at-bats in this series http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey , we just, on the mound we had some leads and didn’t hold them very well.”They seemingly will need to be just as efficient against Corbin.Corbin has won four straight decisions and has only one loss in his last 10 starts while becoming the third double-digit winner for the Diamondbacks, the only team in the NL with three. The back-to-back Zacks — Godley (13-6) and Greinke (12-8) — are the others. Godley precedes Greinke in the rotation.Third in the NL with 190 strikeouts, Corbin has 41 strikeouts and three walks in his last five starts. His slider has been a dominant out pitch, and he is throwing it a career-high 40 percent of the time, according to Fangraphs.“He has a really innate quality to locate balls at the bottom of the zone,” Lovullo said after Corbin’s last start, a 6-4 victory at Texas on Tuesday.“You come to this ballpark, you wonder often what are going to be the conditions, and the ball does fly out of here. … Patrick did a great job, exceptional job of keeping the ball down (and) out of trouble.”Right-hander Miguel Batista set the franchise record of 11 straight starts without giving up a homer in 2003. Corbin is tied with Boston left-hander Chris Sale Adam Jones Jersey , recently returned to the disabled list, for the longest streak without giving up a homer from a starter this season.Pena, who has a 4.35 ERA, joined the rotation for good when he made his third start of the sesaon against Arizona on June 19. He did not get a decision in the Angels’ 5-4 victory while giving up only two hits and one run in four innings.Pena is coming off his best outing of the season, a 3-2 victory at San Diego in which he gave up six hits and one unearned run while striking out seven. He is 1-1 with a 1.31 ERA in his four road starts this season. Texas will still be looking for its first run of the series when the Rangers and the playoff-hopeful Tampa Bay Rays square off Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington for the finale of their three-game set.The Rangers will send left-hander Yohander Mendez (2-1, 3.86) to the mound while Tampa Bay has not announced a starter and will likely go with the “opener” strategy that Rays manager Kevin Cash has popularized this season.The Rangers lost 4-0 on Tuesday to Tampa Bay’s Cy Young Award candidate Blake Snell a night after a streak of 106 home games without being shut out ended with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tyler Glasnow and three relievers.Article continues below ...Until Monday, Texas was the only major league team that hadn’t been shut out at home this season. They’ve gone 21 innings without scoring a run.“The two guys we faced the past two games have been very tough and had plus-breaking pitches they can throw for strikes,” Texas manager Jeff Banister said. “You don’t like (not scoring runs) but I still have faith in this offense. We needed to do something early and couldn’t anything done.”Ji-Man Choi has been a big part of the Rays’ surge that’s seen them win 13 of their past 16 contests.The Rays are 5 1/2 games behind Oakland for a wild card spot after Oakland’s 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Tampa Bay has 12 games to play.On Monday in a 3-0 win over Texas, Choi hit his eighth homer in 43 games covering 146 at-bats since getting called up July 11 after being acquired from the Brewers for Brad Miller, who has since been released. Projected over a full season, Choi could rip off 30 dingers http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-manny-machado-jersey , and he a permanent fixture in the middle of the Rays lineup.“I keep telling myself to focus on every at-bat and do what I can do, do my best, and the results will follow,” Choi told the Tampa Bay Times through a Korean interpreter on the phone. “I just keep doing what I have to do at the plate.”On Tuesday, Choi had a hit, a walk and a run-scoring ground out in three plate appearancesCash said Choi’s been locked in, even hitting the ball hard to all parts of the park when he’s not recording hits.“He’s been hot, and now it seems like he’s getting big hits for a couple weeks,” Cash said. “I know how you can project numbers and I think it’s fair to say if he got consistent at-bats that you could see some pretty damaging numbers.”The 23-year-old Mendez will make his sixth appearance and fourth start of the season. It will be his 15th major league appearance and fourth big league start overall.Mendez has gone 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in his last three games (two starts) and will be working on four days’ rest after earning the relief win in Rangers’ 4-0 shutout victory Friday at San Diego. He has never faced Tampa Bay.

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