- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Patrick Corbin remains winless at home this season.

The Arizona left-hander gave up a two-run home run in the first inning to Josh Donaldson, and the Diamondbacks never recovered in a 10-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Corbin (4-9) was tagged for six runs, five earned, on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings to fall to 0-7 at home.

“I’ve looked at video a bunch and haven’t seen anything mechanically,” he said. “Just the results aren’t there. I’m trying to get better and working on things in between starts. Hopefully can figure something out.”

Arizona manager Chip Hale wasn’t all that critical.

“Early, he was not getting ahead in the count and obviously got hurt,” he said. “Left the ball out over the plate to Donaldson and he hit it out. Second, third, fourth innings, really got ahead in the count, threw a lot of first-pitch strikes and controlled the zone. I thought he really pitched well.”

Edwin Encarnacion also hit a two-run homer and Marcus Stroman went eight strong innings for the Blue Jays.

Donaldson’s homer landed in the Chase Field swimming pool. Encarnacion’s soaring shot off Daniel Hudson, projected at 471 feet by Statcast, landed far down the walkway beyond the left field seats in the eighth.

“That was the loudest ball I’ve ever witnessed live in a stadium, by far,” Stroman said. “I was under (in the clubhouse) and I ran out and saw where it landed. It was pretty special. He’s the man.”

It was Encarnacion’s 26th home run of the season and ninth in his last eight games at Chase.

“I haven’t seen many like that,” manager John Gibbons said. “He rakes it in this place.”

Stroman (8-4) allowed a run and eight hits to help the Blue Jays sweep the two-game series. He bounced back from a rough outing in Oakland.

“I didn’t command the ball as good in Oakland,” he said. “Spinning pitches were left kind of more middle. I just had more action on my pitches today.”

Darwin Barney tripled in two runs and brought another home with a sacrifice fly for Toronto. Devon Travis had three hits, two of them doubles.

Tuffy Gosewisch hit a three-run homer in the ninth for Arizona.

Donaldson ended Corbin’s day with two outs in the sixth with a shot that hit just below the home run line in the porch in left-center field.

Arizona got its run in the first when Jean Segura scored on right fielder Junior Lake’s errant throw to third.

BARNEY IN LEFT

Barney, an infielder by trade, made his first career start in left field and made two nice catches, one up against the wall.

“He’s a great athlete,” Gibbons said. “He catches fly balls all the time. Why can’t he catch them out there, too?”

Barney was inserted in the lineup after Michael Saunders left the team for personal reasons.

Gibbons said Saunders is expected back for Friday’s game in Toronto against Seattle.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (left oblique strain) said he threw hard for the first time while playing catch from 120 to 150 feet on Tuesday. Hale said Greinke could have bullpen workout in the next few days. C Welington Castillo, struck in the hand by a pitch on Monday night, was fine, Hale said. He was out of the lineup Wednesday but was available.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Arizona takes Thursday off before embarking on a 10-game road trip. The Diamondbacks send RHP Archie Bradley (3-5, 4.37 ERA) to the mound in Cincinnati against Reds RHP Dan Straily (4-6, 4.07).

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