Latest Merrill Kelly News

D-backs aren't good yet, but trending in that direction

Oct. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks were a dreadful baseball team in 2021, losing 110 games. Fast forward one year later, and they were simply below average. It doesn't seem like much, but that 22-win improvement represents a huge step forward for the D-backs,...

Rojas, Carroll HR, D-Backs win; Brews' Burnes tops NL in Ks

Oct. 05, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Josh Rojas and Corbin Carroll hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Wednesday to close out the season. Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes crossed the 200-inning threshold for the first time. The...

Lauer pitches 6 no-hit innings as Brewers blank D-backs 3-0

Oct. 04, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Lauer pitched six innings of no-hit ball before getting removed from the game in the Milwaukee Brewers' 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Jake Cousins and Peter Strzelecki worked the final three innings of the one-hit shutout. ...

Longoria 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, Giants win 10 of 11, beat Dbacks

Oct. 01, 2022 02:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria homered twice and drove in five runs as the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Friday night for their 10th win in 11 games. Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Wynns also went deep as San Francisco (79-78) moved above .500 for the...

Astros lose 5-2 to Diamondbacks as Walker gets key hit

Sep. 29, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros lost out on an opportunity to clinch the top seed in the AL when Christian Walker capped Arizona’s three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, sending the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. With the loss and the New York Yankees’...

Longoria's pinch-single sends Giants over Diamondbacks 3-2

Sep. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Longoria had a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford led off the Giants eighth with a single against Luis Frias (1-1) and advanced to second on Cooper...

Kelly stops Giants again, Diamondbacks win 5-2

Sep. 24, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Merrill Kelly can’t explain his success against the San Francisco Giants this season. “I guess you’d probably have to ask them on what they see," Kelly said after the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 5-2 Saturday night, snapping San Francisco's...

Davis hits go-ahead double in 9th, Giants beat D-backs 6-5

Sep. 24, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — J.D. Davis had the go-ahead RBI double in the ninth, Shelby Miller pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in his season debut and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday night. The Giants rallied with two outs in the ninth off reliever...

Kershaw Ks 10, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 5-2

Sep. 20, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor has struggled mightily this season, his feel at the plate varying day to day. Even a three-run blast didn't come easy in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Taylor struck out 149 times in 365...

Betts, Muncy lead Dodgers to 4-3 win over Giants in 10

Sep. 19, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mookie Betts had an RBI double in the 10th inning, Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Sunday night. The Dodgers beat the Giants for the 15th time in 19 meetings this season, getting...