Corbin aims to get D'backs into win column vs. Cubs

Breakout southpaw Patrick Corbin will try to get the Arizona Diamondbacks back to winning on Tuesday night when they host the Chicago Cubs in game two of a four-game series at Chase Field.

The Diamondbacks dropped the opener, 4-2, and fell out of first place in the National League's West Division for the first time in 62 days. Arizona now trails Los Angeles by a half-game after the Dodgers beat Toronto on Monday.

Chicago's Junior Lake went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to lead the rebuilding Cubs past the Diamondbacks. Lake's big game came a few hours after Chicago continued to stock its farm system by trading away a proven commodity.

Matt Garza, the Cubs' most consistent starter this season, was dealt to the Texas Rangers for a package that included infielder Mike Olt, pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, as well as a player to be named later.

Chris Rusin (1-0) got called up from Triple-A Iowa to make his second spot start of the season and was effective over five-plus innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a pair of walks.

Dioner Navarro added a solo homer for the Cubs, who dropped two of three to the Colorado Rockies over the weekend.

Tyler Skaggs (2-2) was dealt the loss after yielding three runs on seven hits over six frames. He did not walk a batter and struck out six.

Corbin, who turned 24 years old on July 19, was just 6-8 in 22 appearances - 17 starts - as a rookie last season, but was an instant star upon returning this season - winning his initial nine decisions through his first 11 starts of 2013.

He earned five consecutive no-decisions between June 7-June 27, then fell to 9-1 upon dropping a 9-1 decision to the Mets in New York on July 2.

In two starts since the loss, he's elevated his record to 11-1 while beating Colorado and Milwaukee and allowing 10 hits and two runs in 14 2/3 innings of work.

Corbin defeated the Cubs, 8-4, in Chicago on June 2.

He's opposed by lefty Travis Wood, who faces the Diamondbacks for the fifth time in his 81st big-league start.

The 26-year-old has won just once in those appearances against Arizona while allowing 15 runs on 25 hits in 21 1/3 innings of work.

He was 5-3 this season after an 8-3 defeat of the Chicago White Sox on May 30, but has since won just once in eight starts - a defeat of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 9.

In his most recent appearance on July 14, Wood was touched for 10 hits and three runs in a game the Cubs ultimately lost, 10-6, to the St. Louis Cardinals.

He's 2-2 in seven road starts in 2013.

Arizona won two of three versus the Cubs in Chicago from May 31-June 2 and won five of the six meetings at home a season ago.