Aug 24, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, United States; Arizona Diamondbacks midfielder Corbin Carroll (7) celebrates his two-run home run with Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (12) against the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning at Chase Field.Photo: Joe Camporeale – USA TODAY Sports

Corbin Carroll hit a two-run homer in the eighth and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened a four-game series Thursday in Phoenix with a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

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Cincinnati scored two runs early in the eighth before Arizona countered Alex Young (4-2) in the bottom half. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a leadoff walk and scored after Carroll’s one-time shot into right field. It was Carroll’s 22nd home run of the season.

Gabriel Moreno scored three times for the D-Backs, who have won five straight and ten of their last 12. Miguel Castro (6-6) secured the victory to relief, and Paul Sewald worked a one-out walk in the ninth round for his 28th save.

Cincinnati trailed by three hits and fell a half-game behind Arizona in the fight for the final National League wildcard spot.

In the first six innings, there was a pitcher duel between Arizona’s Merrill Kelly and Cincinnati’s Brandon Williamson. Kelly set the tone early by rigging the Reds to just nine pitches in the first inning.

In seven shutout innings, Kelly allowed one hit with no walks and posted a career-high 12 strikeouts. He went out with a coach after completing his warm-up throws in the eighth inning after throwing 86 throws that night.

Williamson conceded six hits and a walk while hitting six in six shutout innings. He threw 98 throws.

Arizona managed a scoreless tie through pinch-hitter Jace Peterson’s RBI single against Buck Farmer in game seven. The D-Backs’ attempt to give the game another run fell through when Moreno was knocked out at the plate.

Early in the eighth period, Nick Senzel hit a home run from Kyle Nelson to equalize. Castro came in with a runner on first and two outs, and Noelvi Marte stole second. Tyler Stephenson then prevailed over Marte.

The Diamondbacks recorded 10 hits and won despite nine runners falling on base. Arizona outfielder Tommy Pham had a leadoff single in game six, extending his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

—Field-level media

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