The Arizona Diamondbacks, who had been pushed to the brink, revived thanks to the comeback of the ‘reverse export legend’ and the concentration of the batting line that hit two home runs.
Arizona played Game 6 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 24th (Korean time).
On this day, Arizona defeated Philadelphia 6-1 thanks to Merrill Kelly’s 1-run pitch in 5 innings and back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning.
As a result, Arizona returned the NLCS from 2 wins and 3 losses to 3 wins and 3 losses. The NLCS, like the American League Championship Series (ALCS), went to the final 7th game.
Arizona scored three runs in the second inning thanks to Tommy Pham-Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s back-to-back home runs and Evan Longoria’s timely hit while Kelly lasted five innings, allowing just one run.
He took down Aaron Nola early, who boasted of perfection in the last game. In addition, Arizona earned its fourth point with Ketel Marte’s timely triple in the 5th inning, leading 3-1. 4-1 lead.
Then, in the 7th inning, when Arizona was ahead 4-1, with one out and two on base, Marte hit a timely hit with an RBI to break Philadelphia’s momentum. They ran away with a score of 5-1.
After Kelly came down the mound after pitching until the fifth inning, Arizona used Ryan Thompson, Andrew Salfrank, and Kevin Zinkel to stop Philadelphia’s counterattack.
Afterwards, in the 9th inning, Arizona had a chance to score with 1 out and 3rd base on the offense, and Marte hit a 1-run sacrifice fly, effectively clinching the win.
Also, in the final 9th inning, regardless of the save situation, closing pitcher Paul Seawald came forward to block Philadelphia’s counterattack and secure a 6-1 victory.
In Arizona’s batting lineup, Pam and Gurriel Jr., who hit back-to-back home runs, and Marte, who hit consecutive timely hits and sacrifice flies to widen the score, performed well.스포츠토토
Kelly, who pitched well against Philadelphia’s hard-hitting lineup, allowing 1 run and striking out 8 in 5 innings, took the win. On the other hand, Nola took the loss after allowing four runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Now, both teams will play the fateful 7th game of the NLCS at the same venue on the 25th. As it is the last game, it looks like they will mobilize all their might.
It has been three years since 2020 that the Championship Series (LCS) of the two major leagues both advanced to Game 7. At that time, the LA Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays won Game 7.