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Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona Attendance: 17,865
Diamondbacks pull out win over White Sox
(TSX / STATS) -- PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer and Chris Herrmann hit a solo shot as the Arizona Diamondbacks held on for a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Paul Goldschmidt had two hits, including a first-inning RBI triple, and Yasmany Tomas added a pair of hits for the D-backs (28-19).
Arizona starter Patrick Corbin (4-4) allowed three runs in the first three innings but then blanked the Sox from the fourth through the sixth. He allowed a single to start the seventh, then was relieved by Archie Bradley.
Corbin yielded three runs and eight hits while striking out five and walking one.
The White Sox (20-24) got a two-run homer from Todd Frazier and solo shots from Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera.
Abreu belted his 100th career homer. His shot to left field off Jorge De La Rosa to lead off the eighth inning cut the D-backs' lead to 5-4.
The Sox then loaded the bases with one out, but reliever J.J. Hoover came in and struck out Omar Narvaez and Yolmer Sanchez.
Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up the save.
Dylan Covey (0-4) had to come out of the game in the third inning due to left oblique soreness. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up four runs and five hits. He will be evaluated further on Wednesday.
A key point in the game came in the top of the fourth.
Chicago's Leury Garcia reached on an infield single, then Willy Garcia drew a walk.
Kevan Smith, attempting to bunt with two strikes, rolled the ball up the third base line almost to the bag. Instead of hitting the bag for a hit, the ball curled foul for a strikeout. Corbin then was able to retire the side.
With one on and two outs in the fifth, Tomas made a diving catch of Frazier's line drive to left-center.
The D-backs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first when Rey Fuentes led off with a single and Goldschmidt tripled to right-center to drive him home.
Lamb then belted a two-run homer to right field.
The White Sox got a run back in the second on Cabrera's solo homer.
The D-backs stretched the lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the second when Herrmann hit a fly ball that just cleared the fence near the left-field foul pole.
The White Sox pulled within 4-3 when Abreu singled and Frazier homered in the top of the third.
In the fourth, the D-backs hiked the lead to 5-3 when Tomas singled, then raced home on Brandon Drury's double to left center.
NOTES: The D-backs have launched a discounted-ticket program for the summer that offers all June and July home games for just $50. If fans attended all 25 games, that would mean spending $2 per ticket to an outfield reserve seat. ... A decision on whether to bring OF A.J. Pollock on the 11-game road trip that starts Thursday in Milwaukee will be made by Wednesday. Pollock, out with a groin injury, is eligible to come off the DL Friday, but there's no indication he'll be activated that soon. ... White Sox OF Avisail Garcia did not start because of flu-like symptoms, though he entered the game as a pinch hitter. ... Chicago 2B Tyler Saladino, who has been hampered by back pain though available to play, started for the first time since May 16. He went 1-for-5.
Updated May 24, 2017