Latest Merrill Kelly News

McMahon's 9th-inning homer lifts Rockies over D-backs 3-2

Aug. 07, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan McMahon hasn't had the season he wanted since signing his $70 million, six-year deal during spring training. The Colorado Rockies third baseman certainly was money when it counted on Saturday night. McMahon hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth,...

Perdomo's bat, stellar defense lift D-backs over Rockies 6-5

Aug. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Geraldo Perdomo is a .200 hitter for the Arizona Diamondbacks who carries himself with the confidence of a .300 hitter. The fake-it-till-you-make-it approach worked wonders Friday night. The shortstop hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, then made a...

Riley double in 9th lifts Braves over D-backs 1-0 for sweep

Jul. 31, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley had a special month. He just wants to keep up the momentum and help the Atlanta Braves successfully defend their World Series title. “I use the term consistent," he said. “I think that’s the name of the game. My routine is very consistent right...

Contreras, Anderson power Braves to 6-2 victory over Arizona

Jul. 30, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — William Contreras homered twice, Ian Anderson allowed one hit in six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday night. The victory was Atlanta’s second straight and boosted the defending World Series champion Braves to...

Kelly brilliant on mound, D-backs beat skidding Giants 7-0

Jul. 26, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Kelly-Kelly battery made sure the Arizona Diamondbacks kept up their run of good baseball. Merrill Kelly threw eight innings of three-hit ball, catcher Carson Kelly added a pair of doubles and the Diamondbacks beat the skidding San Francisco Giants 7-0 on Monday...

Kelly's pitching, Peralta's HR send Arizona over Padres 3-1

Jul. 17, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Merrill Kelly gave up one run in six innings and David Peralta hit a solo homer to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Arizona went into the All-Star break on a good note but dropped two of three games at San Diego to...

Voit, Manaea power San Diego over Arizona, ensure series win

Jul. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luke Voit hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Sean Manaea pitched six strong innings as the San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Saturday night. “You go through so many ups and downs in a season. I finally feel I am back to what...

Diamondbacks' bullpen narrowly holds off Giants to win 4-3

Jul. 12, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were counting on coming back to the Bay Area and building some momentum from two impressive wins at San Diego last weekend. Instead, the defending NL West champions flopped at home again — this time against a team that was 10 games...

Joe single caps Rockies rally at D-Backs for road series win

Jul. 10, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Connor Joe drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single off All-Star Joe Mantiply in the seventh inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat Arizona 3-2 on Sunday and take three of four from the Diamondbacks for a rare road series win. Colorado took advantage...

Wood brilliant, Flores has 2 HRs as Giants rout Padres 12-0

Jul. 10, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Francisco Giants left-hander Alex Wood was unhittable for five innings, and the San Diego Padres got very little after that. Wood took a no-hitter into the sixth, and Wilmer Flores had two home runs among his four hits and four RBIs in a 12-0 rout of the...