Diamondbacks Crush Rangers in Game 2, Leveling World Series
The Arizona Diamondbacks delivered a commanding performance in Game 2 of the World Series, with Merrill Kelly’s exceptional pitching and Ketel Marte’s historic hitting streak, securing a resounding 9-1 win over the Texas Rangers, leaving the series tied at one game apiece.
In a pivotal Game 2 of the World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks, led by a stellar performance from 35-year-old right-hander Merrill Kelly, delivered an impressive 9-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, evening the series at one game apiece.
Merrill Kelly took the mound for the Diamondbacks, and he was nothing short of exceptional. Over the course of seven innings, Kelly held the Rangers to just three hits, striking out nine batters, walking none, and allowing only one run, which came from Mitch Garver’s leadoff homer in the fifth inning. Kelly’s remarkable 22 called strikes made him a standout Series pitcher, with the highest count since Stephen Strasburg in Game 6 for the 2019 Washington Nationals.
Ketel Marte, a key figure in the Diamondbacks’ postseason campaign, continued to impress by extending his hitting streak to a remarkable 18 games, setting a new postseason record. His performance at the plate was just one part of the Diamondbacks’ offensive onslaught.
In the fourth inning, the Diamondbacks caused significant damage, scoring two crucial runs. This pivotal inning set the tone for the rest of the game, with Arizona’s offense remaining in control throughout.
With the series now tied at one game apiece, the stage is set for an exciting Game 3, which will take place in Phoenix on Monday. The World Series between the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks promises to be a thrilling and closely contested battle, with both teams showcasing their determination and skill on the grandest stage of baseball.
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