PHILADELPHIA – On the back of rookie 23-year-old outfielder Corbin Carroll, who went 3-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs, the Arizona Diamondbacks took game 7 knocking off last year’s NL champion and are headed back to the World Series for the first time since 2001.
Final stat line: Arizona Diamondbacks 4 runs on 11 hits, no errors, and the Philadelphia Phillies 2 runs on just 5 hits, and no errors.
It was thrilling game 7, to say the least at Citizens Bank Park as it was a back-and-forth contest until the Arizona bullpen came in and shut the Phillies down. The Arizona Diamondbacks were the first to make their mark, seizing a 1-0 lead in the opening inning. However, the Philadelphia Phillies responded with a burst of offense, netting two runs of their own and surging ahead 2-1 after four innings of play.
The game took another turn in the fifth inning when a pair of clutch two-out singles, courtesy of Arizona’s Corbin Carroll and Gabriel Moreno, pushed two runs across the plate, swinging the momentum back in favor of the Diamondbacks, who now led 3-2. Carroll then added an insurance run with a well-executed sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, extending their lead to 4-2. And that ended up being the final score as Arizona’s bullpen was lights out.
The Diamondbacks now head to Arlington, Texas for the fall classic to face the Texas Rangers, a matchup no one saw coming. Game 1 of the 2023 World Series will be live from Globe Life Field on Friday with the first pitch scheduled for 8:03 EST live on FOX.
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