Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz) with a block vs the Detroit Pistons, 02/02/2021
Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz) with a block vs the Detroit Pistons, 02/02/2021
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WASHINGTON — Andrew Young delivered a grand slam for his first hit of the season to cap Arizona's 10-run outburst in just two innings against Washington starter Patrick Corbin, and the Diamondbacks went on to beat the struggling Nationals 11-6 on a windy, chilly Thursday night. An announced crowd of 6,666 booed as Washington dropped to 3-7. The Nationals, who dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak earlier this month, have yet to win consecutive games. Corbin, a left-hander in the third season of a six-year, $140 million contract, was such a key cog in Washington's run to the 2019 World Series championship, doing double duty in the rotation and in relief. But he has struggled since. A two-time All-Star in six seasons with Arizona before joining Washington, he went 2-7 last year. He currently owns an 0-2 record and a 21.32 ERA after allowing nine earned runs while getting merely six outs against the Diamondbacks (5-8), an outing that included a pair of hit batters, a trio of homers and a quartet of walks. Carson Kelly put Corbin's eighth pitch into the seats in right-centre. The next batter, Eduardo Escobar, sent one over the wall in left-centre for his fifth homer. It was 3-0 after the top of the first, and while the Nationals went up 4-3 after the bottom half against Merrill Kelly (1-2), thanks in part to Starlin Castro's two-run shot, the Diamondbacks piled on in the second. Arizona batted around for the second time and tacked on seven more runs as the temperature dropped into the low 50s. Young's first career slam was the highlight. Other runs came via a walk, a hit batter and an error. It was even worse than Corbin's other start of 2021, when he gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 9-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers last weekend. Kelly went six-plus innings, allowing six runs and nine hits. Pavin Smith added a solo shot for Arizona in the eighth off Daniel Hudson. CABBY'S BACK Arizona 3B Asdrúbal Cabrera went 0 for 6 against his former club: He played for Washington in 2014, 2019 and 2020, including starting five World Series games two seasons ago. “I’m never going to forget that year,” Cabrera said, noting that he figured his career would end in 2019 after Texas let him go, allowing Washington to sign him. He had hoped the Nationals would re-sign him in 2021, but “they never called me.” The Nationals played a video tribute before the game, but his first name was misspelled — “Asdrébal” — on the scoreboard during his first at-bat. TRAINER'S ROOM Diamondbacks: Reliever Joakim Soria (strained left calf) is throwing off flat ground and “if all progresses,” he is expected to throw a bullpen session off a mound Saturday, manager Torey Lovullo said. ... 1B coach Dave McKay, 71, still is dealing with a broken rib and an “inability to take deep breaths" after a dugout fall more than a month ago at spring training, Lovullo said. “When we see him at the ballpark is still unknown." Nationals: RHP Will Harris (right hand inflammation) threw a light bullpen session of about 20 pitches Wednesday, manager Dave Martinez said. ... LHP Jon Lester was scheduled to throw a simulated game Thursday. UP NEXT Washington's Max Scherzer (0-1, 3.75 ERA) faces Arizona's Taylor Widener (1-0, 2.45). In nine career starts against the Diamondbacks, one of his former clubs, Scherzer is 7-0 with a 2.85 ERA. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH — Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier scored in the shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday. Giroux and Couturier were the lone shooters for Philadelphia. Jake Guentzel scored for Pittsburgh, but Carter Hart stopped Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang to seal the win. Jakub Voracek scored his eighth of the season in regulation for the Flyers, who snapped a two-game skid. The Flyers won for just the ninth time in their past 25 games. Hart stopped 31 shots for his first win in eight starts. He allowed five goals on 27 shots the previous time he faced Pittsburgh. Crosby scored his 17th of the season for Pittsburgh, which had its three-game win streak end. Tristan Jarry made 26 saves for the Penguins. Voracek tied the game 1-1 at 1:24 of the third period when he put a wrist shot between Jarry’s pads from between the circles. Crosby opened the scoring at 5:04 of the second period. During the play, Crosby gave his stick to defenceman Brian Dumoulin in the defensive zone, grabbed a bench stick from an equipment manager off the rush and converted a rebound that was misplayed in front by Hart. Dumoulin’s secondary assist extended his career-best scoring streak to six games, longest active currently by an NHL defenceman. FIRST IMPRESSIONS Jeff Carter made his Penguins’ debut against the team that drafted him No. 11 overall in 2003. The veteran forward, who spent his first six seasons in Philadelphia, centred Pittsburgh’s second line between Jason Zucker and Jared McCann. Carter nearly scored on a wraparound try in the first period and a power move to the net in the second. Pittsburgh acquired the two-time Stanley Cup champion from Los Angeles early Monday morning for a conditional third-round selection in the 2022 draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2023. It was the lone move Pittsburgh made at the trade deadline. Carter has eight goals and 19 points in 41 games this season. Since his NHL debut in 2005-06, he ranks second in game-winning goals and tied for eighth in goals among all players. Also on Thursday, Wade Allison made his NHL debut for the Flyers. Allison, the Flyers’ 2016 second-round pick, was on a line with Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom, all players who are 24 or younger. Patrick left the game in the third period after taking a puck to the head in the offensive zone. Allison, who overcame multiple injuries to reach the NHL, including a torn ACL, nearly redirected a shot past Jarry from the top of the crease during a power play. SID AND THE FLYERS Crosby is the NHL’s active leader in scoring against Philadelphia and fourth all time against the Flyers with 46 goals and 111 points in 75 games. Crosby surpassed Mike Gartner for sole possession of the third-most goals against Philadelphia. He’s one goal from tying former Penguin Jaromir Jagr for second place against the Flyers. Crosby has points in every game of the season series against the Flyers, and he has points in six of his past seven games overall. PLAYING Defence Pittsburgh entered Thursday’s game with four or more goals scored in six consecutive games, the team’s longest streak since a seven-game run in December 2016. But the Penguins were limited against Philadelphia. The past three games between the Flyers and Penguins have been decided by one goal. The Flyers have not lost three straight against Pittsburgh since a four-game skid during the 2017-18 season. UP NEXT Philadelphia: Plays a weekend home back-to-back set against Washington and the New York Islanders. Pittsburgh: Will play two games at Buffalo this weekend before a five-game homestand. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dan Scifo, The Associated Press
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