It’s a sixth-seeded uprising. For the second straight day, the Arizona Diamondbacks came from behind to win the upset.
The Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of the 2023 Major League Baseball Wild Card Series at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Friday.
With the win, Arizona clinched a two-game sweep of the best-of-three Wild Card Series and advanced to the Division Series. In the Division Series, they will face the Los Angeles Dodgers, the No. 1 seed in the National League West and the No. 2 seed in the postseason.
Arizona, which clinched the third wild-card spot in the National League, has carried its late-season momentum into the Division Series. The day before, they beat Milwaukee, the Central Division leader and No. 3 seed, 6-3. After giving up three runs in the first and second innings, the A’s rallied to tie the game in the third on a two-run double by Corbin Carroll and a solo shot by Ketel Marte. Then Gabriel Moreno hit the game-winner. Christian Walker’s RBI single in the ninth was the game-winner. Brandon Paart was tagged for seven runs (one earned) on seven hits in 2⅔ innings with four walks and three strikeouts, but the bullpen completed the comeback.
Arizona started Zach Gallon, who went 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA in the regular season (81 earned runs in 210 innings), but the game was similar to the previous day. Arizona scored first and Milwaukee took control of the game.
Milwaukee opened the scoring in the top of the first inning when Christian Yelich singled, stole second, Carlos Santana walked, Mark Canha singled to left, and Sal Frerick lined a sacrifice fly to right field. With runners on first and third, Willy Adames singled up the middle for a 2-0 lead.
Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta took a no-hitter into the fourth inning. He didn’t give up a hit until the top of the fifth inning, when he pitched a no-hitter. But it was short-lived. Two batters later in the fifth, he was hit by Alec Thomas’ first pitch of the game, a solo shot to center field.
Arizona picked up the momentum from there. In the top of the sixth, Herrardo Pedromo singled and Corbin Carroll doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs, and Ketel Marte doubled to center to make it 3-2.Tommy Pham singled to right to put runners on second and third. Christian Walker hit a grounder to third to put runners on the corners, but Jose Herrera walked, a wild pitch by reliever Abner Yurribe, and a Lourdes Gurriel Jr. single to left made it 5-2. Arizona took control once again.
Milwaukee had runners on first and second in the bottom of the eighth after back-to-back singles by Christian Yelich and William Contreras. After Carlos Santana struck out, Mark Canha singled to right to load the bases. However, a throwing error by Sal Frerick kept the runner at third, and Willie Adames grounded out to second on the ensuing double play. Milwaukee’s deficit grew deeper and deeper. In the end, Arizona was able to hold on to a three-run lead and pull off the upset.스포츠토토
Despite a two-run first inning, Arizona starter Zach Gallon didn’t falter until the sixth inning, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings to secure the win. At the plate, Corbin Carroll had a multi-hit game and the offense came together at the right time to secure the win.
Milwaukee’s return to fall baseball after a two-year absence ended in disappointment. Christian Yelich and Mark Canha combined for three hits on the day, but the Brewers were less cohesive than Arizona.
Arizona will now open the divisional series against the Dodgers on April 8. The Dodgers are 5-8 in the regular season this year. The Dodgers are 5-8 against them this year in the regular season. Kelly is 12-8 with a 3.29 ERA in 30 games this year, but is winless in four starts against the Dodgers with a 3.98 ERA in two losses.