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MIL@ARI: Corbin fans 10 over 6 2/3 strong vs. Brewers

This one also counts.

On Tuesday, Arizona left-hander Patrick Corbin and Chicago's Travis Wood, both National League All-Stars, will take the mound for the first time since they were teammates at New York's Citi Field for the Midsummer Classic.

The D-backs, who fell out of the top spot in the NL West for the first time since the middle of May with Monday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs, need a strong start from their staff ace to stay near the top of the division race. Corbin took his first loss of the season on July 2, allowing five runs in six innings to the Mets, but he has been dominant ever since, winning consecutive games while giving up just two runs over 14 2/3 frames.

Will his dominance continue Tuesday?

The D-backs have struggled lately, but they like their chances at home, especially with Corbin on the mound. He is 7-0 with 1.54 ERA in 10 starts at Chase Field this season and is 10-3 with a 2.13 ERA in 19 games (17 starts) in his career at home.

The Cubs, who snapped a two-game losing streak Monday, could also use a lift, and Wood, who finished the first half with a Major League-leading 17 quality starts, might be the answer. He failed to a notch a quality start for only the second time this season in his last outing when he gave up a season-high 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals.

"He's a stubborn little kid," Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija said. "He knows what works for him, and he sticks with it. That's a lot to be said for somebody like that in this sport. You realize what works for you and you stick with it."

As for the All-Star Game, Corbin pitched the fourth inning, allowing a run on two hits and was saddled with the loss. Wood didn't pitch.

[Wood] can't pitch any better baseball," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "Besides throwing shutouts, you can't really pitch any better."

Cubs: DeJesus nears return
Outfielder David DeJesus, rehabbing from a sprained right shoulder, was 1-for-4 with a double and struck out twice on Sunday for the Cubs' Rookie League team. He could be activated by the end of the week.

• Mike Olt, who was acquired from the Rangers in the Matt Garza deal, will go to Triple-A Iowa where he will get the majority of his playing time at third base, while former first-round pick Josh Vitters will likely move to the outfield.

• Alfonso Soriano has 10 home runs in his last 20 games. He went 0-for-4 Monday.

D-backs: Goldy thriving at home
Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .400 with four doubles, five homers, and 15 RBI in his last 17 home games since June 17. He went 2-for-4 Monday.

• Brandon McCarthy (inflammation in his shoulder) made his first rehab start for Triple-A Reno on Sunday, allowing six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He also walked two batters and struck out one.

• D-backs fans and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation have combined to raise $705,395 for the families of the 19 firefighters who died in the Yarnell fire and other members of the community who have been affected by the fires.

Worth noting
• D-backs are 15-9 against NL Central teams this season.

• Cubs are 15-11 in their last 26 games and have won eight of their last 13.

• Jacob Landis, who is biking to all 30 Major League ballparks in the hopes of raising $1 million for the hearing impaired, will make a stop at Chase Field on Wednesday.

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