Alek Thomas Hits 3-Run Homer, Merrill Kelly Superb on Mound: D-backs Beat Rockies 7-3

In a thrilling matchup, the Arizona Diamondbacks secured a 7-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Alek Thomas stole the spotlight with a three-run homer, while Merrill Kelly delivered 6 2/3 quality innings on the mound. Let’s dive into the details of this exciting game:

The Big Moment

  • Alek Thomas made his mark in the sixth inning, connecting on a slider from Jake Bird. His powerful swing sent the ball deep into the right-field seats, giving the D-backs a 7-1 lead.

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Stellar Performances

  • Joc Pederson, in his first game with the D-backs after signing a $9.5 million deal, had an impressive debut with four hits, including a double.
  • Ketel Marte contributed three hits, a walk, and a stolen base.
  • Merrill Kelly (1-0) dominated on the mound, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out eight. His consistency has been remarkable, having thrown at least five innings in 30 straight regular-season outings.

Early Fireworks

  • The Diamondbacks kicked off their scoring with back-to-back solo homers in the first inning. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Christian Walker both went deep.
  • Colorado’s Elías Díaz responded with a solo homer in the second, narrowing the gap.

Looking Ahead

  • The Diamondbacks will send left-hander Tommy Henry to the mound in the next game, while the Rockies will counter with lefty Austin Gomber.

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