D-backs eye sweep, while Pirates try to halt slide

Corbin Carroll has one more game before he figures out that he’s an All-Star in his first full season.

Carroll looks to end the first half on a high note when he and Arizona Diamondbacks Go for a three-game sweep pittsburgh pirates In the series finale on Sunday in Phoenix

His walk-off single in the 10th on Saturday afternoon lifted diamondbacks They won 3–2 after trailing by one run in the bottom of the innings.

It was the latest highlight of Carroll’s magical rookie season.

Last week, he was named the starter for Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Seattle.

“I’m excited about Seattle, but we have to take care of business (Sunday),” said Carroll, who is hitting .292 with 18 home runs and 48 RBI.

Carroll is very happy to be playing after missing Thursday’s 9-0 loss to the New York Mets after feeling shoulder pain during a swing and miss in the seventh inning.

Fortunately, the MRI came back clean and Carroll was back in the lineup for Friday’s 7–3 victory. Pirates early in the series

Carroll said, “I thought my season was over when I came off the field.” “Our medical team did a great job. Within 10 minutes, they pretty much reassured me that I’d be fine. I guess it just teaches you to be grateful for every second you’re here.”

Pirates He will look to end a four-game losing streak and enter the All-Star break on a high

diamondbacks Seven pitchers were used in Saturday’s win, and they combined to throw 96 of 144 pitches for strikes, allowing 15 strikeouts.

Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said of Arizona, “They were ahead the whole time.” “When you’re ahead, you’re better able to execute your off-speed stuff for putaways.”

Jack Suwinski, whose RBI double in the sixth inning Pirates 1-0 lead, given his other three plate appearances

Shelton said, “He has to be aggressive with two strikes with that much power.”

Pittsburgh plans to go the bullpen route in the series finale, with Carmen Mlodzinski serving as the opener.

Mlodzinski (1-1, 2.61 ERA) has made all nine of his appearances this season out of the bullpen. They’ve never even faced Arizona.

Zach Davis (1-4, 6.52) will look to break out of a season-long slump when he takes the ball. diamondbacks

He had his best start of the season on June 28 against the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching seven shutout innings without a decision in a 3–2 loss, but took another step back in his most recent outing on Tuesday.

He gave up four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings and received a no decision after giving up a season-high two home runs in an 8–5 loss to the Mets.

Davis went only 2–5 in 27 starts in his first season. diamondbacks Last year, a long way from his career-best season in 2017, when he went 17-9 with a 3.90 ERA in 33 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers.

He has made 19 career starts against PiratesOwner of 6-6 mark with 4.64 ERA

–Field Level Media

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