NL West: Corbin to start opener in Australia for Diamondbacks

NL West: Corbin to start opener in Australia for Diamondbacks
March 3, 2014, 1:15 pm
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In his first full season in 2013, Patrick Corbin went 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA in 208.1 innings over 32 starts. (AP)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Patrick Corbin will start for the Diamondbacks when Arizona opens the major league season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia on March 22.

Corbin, who went 14-8 last season with a 3.41 ERA, called getting the starting nod an honor. The left-hander was part of a Diamondbacks delegation that traveled to Sydney to promote the first-ever regular-season games to be played in Australia.

Right-hander Trevor Cahill, who went 8-10 with a 3.99 ERA in 2013, will start the second game for Arizona on March 23.

Manager Kirk Gibson announced his starters via Twitter on Monday.

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