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Corbin Carroll’s 1st multi-HR game leads D-backs to beat Tigers

Jun 9, 2023, 6:28 PM

Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates his seventh inning grand slam home run wit...

Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates his seventh inning grand slam home run with Pavin Smith #26 and Jose Herrera #11while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 09, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll has quickly gone from as advertised in his first full rookie year to a near lock for the All-Star game and National League Rookie of the Year to potentially getting looked at as a MVP candidate.

Carroll homered twice on Friday in the D-backs’ 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers.

His solo shot in the first inning put Arizona in the lead, and after a Geraldo Perdomo RBI single and two runs from the Tigers tied the game up, Carroll smashed a grand slam in the seventh to cap off a seven-run inning.

 

Carroll in the second week of June already has 13 home runs, tied for the third-most by a Arizona rookie. Travis Lee’s franchise record of 22 is in jeopardy. Lee’s 151-hit campaign in 1998 is still quite the feat, though, as Carroll’s up to 64 after a pair of ’em on Friday.

The rookie also doubled in the ninth inning. Carroll is now hitting .307 this season and up to an OPS of .966, a top-five mark in all of baseball.

D-backs starter Merrill Kelly gave up three earned runs in 6.1 innings and picked up his eighth win of the year, another D-back like Carroll that could be an All-Star.

Arizona is now 38-25, two games clear of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL West lead.

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