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Paul Goldschmidt and Patrick Corbin named to National League All-Star Team

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) 1B Paul Goldschmidt and LHP Patrick Corbin (@patrickcorbin46) were named to the National League All-Star Team in the 89th Midsummer Classic on July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Goldschmidt and Corbin were first-timers on the 2013 NL All-Star team when the New York Mets hosted. Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a double as a defensive replacement at first base. Patrick Corbin was the third pitcher for the NL, allowing 1 run on 2 hits in 1.0 inning.

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) 1B Paul Goldschmidt and LHP Patrick Corbin (@patrickcorbin46) were named to the National League All-Star Team in the 89th Midsummer Classic on July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Goldschmidt and Corbin were first-timers on the 2013 NL All-Star team when the New York Mets hosted. Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a double as a defensive replacement at first base. Patrick Corbin was the third pitcher for the NL, allowing 1 run on 2 hits in 1.0 inning.

This is the D-backs' second straight year with multiple All-Stars (4 in 2017) and 12th time in club history (1999, 2000, '01, '02, '07, '08, '09, '11, '13, '14, '17 and '18).

Goldschmidt, 30, is making his D-backs-record sixth All-Star appearance (2013-18), surpassing the 5 appearances by Luis Gonzalez and Randy Johnson. Corbin (2013, '18) joins Dan Haren (2008-09), Miguel Montero (2011, '14), Curt Schilling (2001-02) and Justin Upton (2009, '11) as D-backs with 2 All-Star selections.

He is the only NL position player to make each of the last 6 All-Star teams, and 1 of 3 players in the Majors to do so, along with the Angels' Mike Trout and Royals' Salvador Perez.

Goldschmidt has 4 career seasons of 20+ home runs and 50+ RBI before the All-Star break (2013, '15, '17-18), making him 1 of 4 players with 4 such seasons since 2013, joining Giancarlo Stanton (5), Nelson Cruz (5) and Edwin Encarnacion (4).

Goldschmidt, 30, entered today ranking among NL leaders in game-winning RBI (T-3rd, 9), OPS (4th, .923), times on base (4th, 149), home runs (T-3rd, 20), extra-base hits (T-5th, 42), slugging percentage (6th, .538) and triples (T-7th, 4). He was the NL Player of the Month for June after ranking among NL leaders in runs (1st, 25), hits (1st, 39) average (1st, .364), homers (T-1st, 10), extra-base hits (T-1st, 19), RBI (T-2nd, 23), OBP (3rd, .460), SLG (3rd, .738) and doubles (6th, 8).

In 40 games since May 23, entering today, he was hitting .363 (57-for-157)/1.195 OPS with 10 doubles, 2 triples, 15 homers, 38 RBI and 25 walks and rank among Major League leaders in slugging percentage (1st, .739), OPS (1st, 1.195), extra-base hits (T-1st, 27), average (2nd, .363) and on-base percentage (3rd, .457).

Overall, in 88 games this season, Goldschmidt is hitting .277 (91-for-329)/.385 OBP/.538 SLG/.923 OPS with 18 doubles, 4 triples, 20 home runs, 51 RBI and 53 walks. This is his sixth career 20-homer season, matching Luis Gonzalez's team record.

Corbin, 28, is 1 of 4 D-backs left-handed pitchers to earn an All-Star selection, along with Randy Johnson (1999-2002, '04), Wade Miley (2012) and Robbie Ray (2017).

Corbin, entering today, ranked among NL leaders in strikeouts (3rd, 140), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (3rd, 11.25), opponent average (3rd, .203), WHIP (3rd, 1.01), strikeout-to-walk ratio (6th, 4.67) and ERA (8th, 3.05). Additionally, his 13 games of 7-or-more strikeouts are tied for second in the Majors with James Paxton/SEA behind the 15 such games by Chris Sale/BOS. Corbin was named NL Player of the Week for April 16-22 after going 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA, 2 walks, 19 strikeouts and a 0.33 WHIP in 2 starts.

Corbin, in 18 starts this season, is 6-3 with a 3.98 ERA (38 ER in 112.0 IP), .203 opponent average and 140 strikeouts (11.25 strikeouts per 9.0 innings). In his first 8 starts to open the season, he went 4-0 with a 2.12 ERA (12 ER in 51.0 IP), .164 opponent average and 67 strikeouts (11.82 strikeouts per 9.0 innings).

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