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All-Star D-back Corbin Carroll leaves the Pirates to end the series

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks’ “create chaos” motto was in full effect during Saturday’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of 31,801 fans.

Corbin Carroll in the 10th inning — to the sound of MVP chants echoing throughout Chase Field — had his chance for glory with the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Ketel Marte in front of him.

The rookie All-Star hit a two-run homer off All-Star closer David Bednar to right field that gave the D-backs a two-game series win.

“Really good player, one of the best in the league and has been for a few years now,” Carroll told reporters after the game.

“He’s got good stuff, but I’ve just been able to get the good ball and make something happen.”

Pittsburgh (40-49) turned to a masterclass performance from All-Star righty Mitch Keller, throwing seven scoreless frames of one-hit ball, but the Pirates couldn’t sustain him.

Arizona’s offense had suffered a virtual shutout through five hits, plating two walks and no strikeouts.

The D’s (52-38) looked lost at the plate before Alek Thomas launched a home run to right field in the eighth inning, knotting the game at one.

“I was looking for something else and I just reacted in that area. Fortunately, I hit home,” Thomas told reporters.

Pittsburgh scored a run in the 10th, but a diving Web Gem by Christian Walker at first base kept two runs off the board and put the D’s back within striking distance.

Chaos really ensued in the 10th frame. Jake McCarthy stepped up with Dominic Canzone (big league debut) at second base and took a hard hit to Bednar, who ultimately couldn’t make the play at first.

Thomas hit an infield single, tying the game once again. Perdomo bunted to move runners to second and third before the Pirates walked Ketel Marte to load the bases for Carroll.

It turned out to be the wrong choice.

“It was a great victory. You’re up against him and against an All-Star closer. We just kept fighting all day long,” Lovullo told reporters after the game.

“Their All-Star starter didn’t hit us for most of the game, but we just kept beating him. When we had to, we made some very critical plays on defense and held the bats that helped us win this baseball game.”

Arizona responded with a bullpen game led by Kyle Nelson in the first, followed by Tyler Gilbert, Austin Adams, Miguel Castro and Andrew Chafin.

Gilbert worked three innings and was tagged for the only run in an outstanding overall performance from the D-backs pen.

“You can’t say enough about the sponge,” Lovullo said.

“You talk about giving up a run through nine innings. … You are doing your job. We were held in check for a long time, but we did enough to grind. This was also very nice.

One of the highlights of the early game for Arizona came on a fantastic relay between All-Stars Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Geraldo Perdomo to keep the game 0-0.

In the top of the third and a runner on first base, the Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds ripped a double to left field (the only one for either team in the first five frames) that was cut on a slide by Gurriel.

Gurriel flipped the ball back to shortstop Perdomo, who threw it to catcher Gabriel Moreno, then tagged out Henry Davis on a play at the plate.

Alek Thomas update

Thomas has hit .296 with two home runs and five RBIs in 15 total games since being recalled from Triple-A Reno.

The speedy midfielder said after reminiscing, he has changed the way he places his feet in the box, as well as shortening his kick to become more direct towards the post.

Although Thomas won’t be at the festivities in Seattle, he had some high expectations for his teammates, predicting a home run from each of Carroll and Gurriel, a homer by Perdomo and two hits in a scoreless outing. goals for Zac Gallen.

“Gallen is going to put on a show. They’ll hit a ground ball to him and he’ll make a play,” Thomas said.

The next one

The D-backs turn to Zach Davies to sweep Pittsburgh before the All-Star Game begins on Tuesday. Catch all the action at 1:10pm on 98.7, the ArizonaSports app or ArizonaSports.com.

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